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University Catalog 2017-2018

Department of Professional Aviation


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The Department of Professional Aviation is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). AABI is an international aviation accreditation board whose mission is to promote the advancement of aviation accreditation worldwide.

The Department of Professional Aviation offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in:

  • Professional Aviation
  • Aviation Management (available concentration in Aviation Maintenance Management)

Mission/Objectives

The mission of the Department of Professional Aviation is as follows: The Professional Aviation curriculum provides two accredited professional degree programs in Professional Aviation and Aviation Management. Professional Aviation and Aviation Management programs focus on setting a standard of excellence and to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, experience, and attitudes necessary to shape and lead the aviation industry in the 21st century.

The program educational objectives of the Professional Aviation Program are to produce graduates with several defining abilities:

  • Ability to pursue aviation careers beginning with entry-level careers in industry or government.
  • Ability to solve complex and/or technical problems using mathematics, science, critical thinking, and emerging technologies related to aviation.
  • Ability to function effectively and ethically individually and in team situations.
  • Ability to pursue continuing education /life-long learning through graduate studies or advanced aviation certificates, ratings, or training in related aviation fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

The program educational objectives of the Aviation Management Program are to produce graduates with several defining abilities:

  • Ability to pursue business/aviation management careers in industry or government.
  • Ability to solve complex and/or technical business and aviation management problems using mathematics, science, critical thinking, and emerging technologies related to business and aviation management.
  • Ability to function effectively and ethically individually and in team situations.
  • Ability to pursue continuing education /life-long learning through graduate studies or continuation training in related aviation management and business fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants to the Department of Professional Aviation must meet all University admission requirements.  University admission does not guarantee placement within Professional Aviation.  Due to the unique nature of both degree programs, selection as a student within the Department of Professional Aviation is competitive.  All applicants will be evaluated based on initial application date, cumulative GPA, standardized test scores, and possession of at least an FAA Second Class medical certificate.

All must complete an interview with the Department Chair or designated representative prior to admission.  The Department of Professional Aviation recommends University application at least one academic year prior to intended entry.  Applicants are encouraged to confirm acceptance into the program with the Department before making a commitment to attend.

Graduating high school seniors and transfer students are required to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 23 ACT composite score.

All students enrolled in the Department of Professional Aviation are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Requirements for a Major in Professional Aviation

  • A major in Professional Aviation consists of 54 semester hours of aviation courses. Every Professional Aviation major is required to minor in Aviation Management in order to provide a broader career enhancement option.
  • A student must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each Professional Aviation core courses as well as courses that are applied toward meeting the minor requirements.
  • Students must complete the following aviation certificates and ratings for graduation: private pilot, instrument rating, commercial pilot, and, flight instructor-airplane.
  • To be eligible to receive a Louisiana Tech University Professional Aviation degree, transfer students must achieve two additional FAA pilot certificates/ratings within the Department of Professional Aviation. The Department prefers all students complete the instrument rating and the commercial pilot certification within the Louisiana Tech University Part 141 flight training program. All aviation student transfers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must receive Department Head approval before initiating flight training.
  • If the student does not transfer in any prior FAA certificates, they must complete all pilot certificates/ratings at Louisiana Tech University.

Programs

    Bachelor Degree Programs
    Minor

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