Educating pilots since 1939, the Department of Aviation trains tomorrow’s aviation professionals. Flight students train on a new fleet of Piper Warriors with cutting-edge, glass panel cockpit technology, along with conventionally equipped aircraft that graduates can expect to fly after graduation. Management students take the most current courses in aviation, business, computer science, and management as they prepare themselves for professional positions within the aviation industry.
The Department of Aviation offers bachelor’s degrees in flight education, aviation management, and an associate’s degree in aviation technology. Small class sizes and the University-owned and managed airport — with its own fleet, maintenance services, and training facilities — enable students to receive individual attention and forge lifelong bonds among fellow students.
Our graduates have become airline, corporate, and military pilots; airport and airline managers; aviation entrepreneurs; and administrators in government regulatory agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state aviation agencies.