The Department of Aeronautical Management Technology (AMT) offers undergraduate programs that combine academic studies and professional flight and aviation training. Situated at ASU’s Polytechnic campus and adjacent to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, the AMT Department provides students with a solid foundation that prepares them for employment in major and regional airlines, general and corporate aviation, and the military.
Examples of our innovative programs and training include: Airline pathway agreements with airlines for preferred hire and guaranteed interviews with ExpressJet Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Altitude Chamber, which provides invaluable experience for students interested in the human factors related to high-altitude activities.
The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country. Combine that with programs that stay on the cutting edge of aviation science and technology, and you have a learning experience second to none. Explore your future in flight with an Aeronautical Management Technology degree from ASU.
The Professional Flight program is a professional pilot curriculum designed for those students seriously interested in becoming professional airline pilots. The program combines academic studies and flight training under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141 certification. The level of emphasis on airline training is the capstone of this program, which sets it apart from most flight training schools. The unique theoretical program uses an integrated learning model which incorporates personal computer-based flight simulator programs, including multi-engine flight simulators. The overall curriculum concentrates on the technical, management and computer-related applications necessary to operate in the high-density, complex modern airspace environment. The program also emphasizes the critical thinking and cognitive, analytical and communicative skills which are so important for success in today’s aviation industry. Throughout the program, students will participate in seminars to explore career opportunities. At the conclusion of their studies, students can apply for several flying and non-flying internships within the aviation industry.
Flight training is done in conjunction with ATP Flight School at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Training is done in the Cessna 172 (both G1000 and conventional cockpit with dual GNS430W), and in the Piper Seminole featuring the G500 cockpit suite. Private, Instrument, Commercial Multi and Single, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), CFI-Instrument, and Multi Instructor ratings are all offered at competitive prices.
Application and Admission Procedures
Because of limited space, the program selection process is academically competitive. The Professional Flight program is the initial phase of the qualification/application process to becoming an airline first officer. Individuals seeking admission to the program will need to participate in a secondary application process. The secondary application deadlines are typically nine months prior to the beginning of the appropriate semester. Students accepted to the Professional Flight program must pass an FAA medical examination prior to admission. An FAA Class I medical examination is required in order to complete the certificates and ratings necessary to meet graduation requirements. It is recommended that a medical examination be completed by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) prior to the start of classes. AMT has a no-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for students seeking admission into the Professional Flight program. Students receive ASU credit toward graduation only for flight activities or instruction received at flight schools with which the university has contracted for such instruction.
Air Traffic Control
This degree program will help you to become qualified to be hired by the FAA or private sector entity providing air traffic control services. Employment with the FAA or other provider of air traffic control services is based on competitive employment criteria established by the individual hiring entities. While graduates will have a strong background in air traffic control that should make them attractive to the public and private sector, employment is not guaranteed. Arizona State University has been designated an approved CTI institution. Graduates who are hired by the FAA complete their training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City as paid employees of the FAA. This training is primarily laboratory simulation. During the hiring process, students must pass an FAA physical exam, drug test, and intensive security and background investigations. When applying to the FAA for employment, applicants will be given the opportunity to indicate their geographic hiring preference.
Air Transportation Management
The Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Management Technology provides students with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program of study. The curriculum in the Air Transportation Management is designed to provide students with a background in the traditional liberal arts and sciences with an in-depth exposure to the managerial and technical theories, concepts, and practices in the field of air transportation.