Professional Piloting - Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology, Professional Piloting
Professional pilots need knowledge of aerodynamics, aircraft engine and system operation, aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, and navigation and communication methods. This degree program prepares graduates for careers in professional flying and management. The Special Considerations and Academic Progress Requirements contained in the A.A.S. Professional Piloting also apply to this emphasis area.
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in instrument pilot and commercial pilot knowledge and flight skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of aviation law and regulations, and of the legal issues affecting the aviation industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the issues affecting aviation safety and safety management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of aviation weather and of aviation weather services.
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the aviation industry.
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of flight instructing techniques and procedures.
This is a four-year degree requiring 122 credits to complete, including General Education Requirements for baccalaureate degrees and aviation-specific courses. (See the current catalog for more information on UAA GERs.)
For a full listing of courses required for the bachelor's degree, download the degree checklist and suggested degree sequence, both in PDF format; these documents will be useful for discussing your academic plans with our adviser.