B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Commercial Aviation - Fixed Wing (Airplane)
The Commercial Aviation curriculum is designed for a variety of flight-related careers. Commercial Aviation combines a solid background in aviation courses with flight instructor ratings along with a liberal arts core to give the student the education necessary for entry-level positions in the aviation industry. You will earn a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and a certified flight instructor certificate with instrument rating.
Commercial Aviation Program Mission
The mission of the Department of Aviation’s Undergraduate Program in Commercial Aviation is to provide educational opportunities for students that will develop individuals who possess excellent aviation technical abilities, superior communication and teamwork skills, are adaptable to change, seek life-long learning, can effectively utilize technology and have an appreciation of other cultures in order to ensure successful contributions in the global and dynamic aviation industry. This program will prepare graduates in seeking employment in the aviation industry as a professional pilot.
AABI General Outcomes
The AABI general outcomes are derived from the Accreditation Criteria Manual section 2.3.1. These outcomes were first approved by the AABI Board of Trustees in July of 2007, and are subject to change by action of the afore mentioned board.Aviation programs must demonstrate that graduates are able to:
- apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
- analyze and interpret data
- work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
- make professional and ethical decisions
- communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
- engage in and recognize of the need for life-long learning
- assess contemporary issues
- use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
- assess the national and international aviation environment
- apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
- apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues
Commercial Aviation Program Outcomes
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the skills, techniques, and procedures for safely operating turbine aircraft in commercial operations
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge of human physiology and crew performance in hostile and challenging environments, applying principles in operational, problem-solving scenarios.
- Knowledge of the skills, techniques and procedures for managing airports, airlines, government, non-governmental and general aviation organizations.
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge in single-engine, multi-engine, VFR and IFR flight to the commercial pilot standard.
- Be able to demonstrate instructional knowledge in single-engine VFR and IFR flight.