The College of Aeronautics & Engineering's Aeronautics Program offers five minors. We welcome students from any major. Please visit the Academic Advising page for more information on scheduling with an advisor.
This minor prepares students to take the written, oral and practical exams leading to the issuance of an aircraft dispatch license. An aircraft dispatcher plans for, coordinates and disseminates information concerning daily flight schedules while establishing and maintaining rapport with flight crews, pilots, passengers, ground handlers, and customers.
The aviation management minor is offered to those students whose career paths are focused towards management or operations in the aviation industry. Minor emphasis is on management practices within the aviation industry to include airlines, airports and general aviation management.
The Aviation Weather minor is for students wishing to gain a deeper understanding of weather and its physical and operational effect on aviation operations. Students will gain knowledge of the national weather information and forecasting system as well as radar and satellite imagery and interpretation, weather information systems, thunderstorms and severe weather and information available to a crew in flight.
The Flight Technology minor is for students who wish to secure the Commercial Pilot certificate from Kent State University's renowned CFR Part 141 Flight Training Program. Upon completion, students are expected to have the Commercial Pilot certificate, which is necessary for professional work as a commercial pilot.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor provides students with an introduction to unmanned aerial systems and their increasing role in today's society. Using a systems engineering perspective, students will study roles and applications of unmanned aerial systems and apply their knowledge to the development of sensors, control, communications and flight operations.
The air transportation industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the U.S economy. Responsible for more than 10 million jobs and driving 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly $1.5 trillion in annual economic activity, the industry requires aviation professionals who can readily navigate the complex areas of aviation regulations. Student pursuing this minor will gain a deep understanding of existing policy and case law while developing the skills necessary to influence the regulatory process which establishes and creates new laws and regulations.
College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Aeronautics and Engineering Building, 1400 Lefton Esplanade, Kent, Ohio 44242