The Department of Aviation Science and Technology currently offersBachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Science with concentration in Flight or Management, which offers opportunities for stable employment and advancement to undergraduate students seeking a bright future in aviation professional pilot and airport management careers. The phenomenal growth of airline services in the United States since 1978 has witnessed 247 million airline passengers grow to over half a billion. Between now and 2025, the industry will need over 500,000 pilots world wide to meet current and future demands. Aviation requires well-educated, highly qualified people to step into an increasingly technological world. The B.S. in Aviation Science is designed to prepare students for several career options: Private or Professional Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Air Carrier Manager, Airport Manager and General Aviation Operations Manager. The regimen of courses required by the Aviation Science curriculum also provides students with the necessary academic foundation for pursuing graduate work. In addition to general studies requirements, the Aviation Science curriculum contains courses which provide each student with strong conceptual foundations in mathematics, natural sciences, computer sciences, management and flight - all oriented to the technology of this field.
The program has been accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).