Aeronautics, Flight Technology, BS | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Aeronautics, Flight Technology, BS

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students to be professional pilots and enable them to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration certificates and ratings required for giving flight and ground instruction and commercial and instrument operations in FAR part 121 air carrier operations or business general aviation.

Study Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions as a professional pilot.

Study Outcomes

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental aeronautical concepts and practices
  2. Students shall understand attributes of a modern aviation professional
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to apply aeronautical knowledge and skills as well as communicate that knowledge to students as a flight instructor
  4. Students should possess the knowledge and skills to obtain a Commercial Pilot Airplane Multiengine Land with Instrument rating

View Overview (including Admission Requirements), Program Requirements, and Roadmap for the BS degree in Aeronautics, Flight Technology

 

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Student:

  • Internship feedback
  • Senior exit surveys
  • Aeronautics Dropbox submissions
  • Student Surveys of Instruction
  • Reflective essays from internships
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Capstone reflective essays
  • Capstone focus groups
  • First Year Experience focus groups
  • Professional Development Focus Groups
  • Course Data Reports

Faculty:

  • Faculty and staff meeting minutes
  • Feedback from attendance at various professional meetings
  • Course Data Reports

Industry:

  • Employee surveys
  • Aeronautics Advisory Board feedback
  • Employer Surveys
  • Internship employee feedback
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Industry Focus Groups

Alumni:

  • Surveys

Program Specific:

  • Weekly flight training operations staff meeting
  • Certified Flight Instructor cross-check
  • Phase check rides
  • Certified Flight Instructor candidate review boards
  • Flight operations manual quizzes
  • Phase quizzes
  • Flight instructor evaluations of the program
  • Individual flight instructor performance evaluations 

Enrollment, Graduation and Employment Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

80

41

42

46

209

Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.

2018

2017

2016

(36) 53.7%

(19) 38.8%

(13) 39.4%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • Regional Airlines
  • Charter Airlines