Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology, Professional Piloting
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology (BSAT) prepares individuals for professional positions within the aviation industry. Related career opportunities are found with airlines, airports, general aviation, government organizations, education and the aerospace industry.
Within the degree there are three emphasis areas: aviation management, professional piloting, and aeronautical studies. Each emphasis has discrete program description and outcomes. The specific interests and career goals of each student determine the emphasis area to pursue. The degree includes university General Education Requirements (GERs), a common set of core courses and courses relative to each individual emphasis.Aviation Management Emphasis
The BSAT with the aviation management emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for management positions in all aspects of the aviation industry. The BSAT provides students not only with the organizational, human relations, and managerial skills required in aviation management, but also with the appropriate technical background.Professional Piloting Emphasis
Professional pilots need knowledge of aerodynamics, aircraft engine and system operation, aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, as well as navigation and communication methods. This degree program prepares graduates for careers in professional flying and management. The special considerations and academic requirements contained in the Associate of Applied Science in Professional Piloting also apply to this emphasis area. The FAA has authorized UAA to certify its professional piloting graduates as eligible for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with reduced aeronautical experience.Aeronautical Studies
The BSAT with the aeronautical studies emphasis is designed to help students with some college education complete a bachelor degree and transition into the aviation industry. This degree is designed to have maximum flexibility in course electives.Admission Requirements
- Satisfy the Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete any additional admission requirements for the emphasis areas of aviation management and professional piloting described below.
- Complete any certification requirements established by applicable government agencies of applicable emphasis.
It is strongly recommended that all students meet with an Aviation Technology Division (ATD) academic advisor each semester to review their academic progress and plan future courses. This is especially true with piloting students, as a number of their courses have Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements as well.Special Considerations
Once enrolled in any flight training course (courses where the student is receiving flight training) at UAA, students are required to complete the course requirements within 12 months from the date of registration. Failure to do so will be considered unsatisfactory progress and will result in a failing (F) grade within that registered flight course. If a student receives a failing grade in a flight training course, the course may be repeated.Graduation Requirements
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete requirements from one of the following emphases.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C in all aviation technology courses:
|AMT A171||Basic Aerodynamics||3|
|ATA A102||Introduction to Aviation Technology||3|
|ATA A133||Aviation Law and Regulations||3|
|ATA A134||Principles of Aviation Administration||3|
|ATA A233||Aviation Safety||3|
|ATA A331||Human Factors in Aviation||3|
|ATA A337||Airline Operations||3|
|ATA A425||Civil Aviation Security||3|
|ATA A492||Air Transportation System Seminar||3|
|ATC A143||ATC Regulations||3|
|or ATC A147||Air Traffic Communications|
|ATP A100||Private Pilot Ground School||3|
|ATP A235||Elements of Weather||3|
|PHIL A101||Introduction to Logic||3|
|or PHIL A201||Introduction to Philosophy|
|or PHIL A301||Ethics|
|or PHIL A305||Professional Ethics|
|PHYS A123||College Physics I||3|
|PHYS A123L||College Physics I Laboratory||1|
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
Select one of the following emphasis areas and complete the listed required courses.Aviation Management Emphasis
The following applies to those students desiring to pursue an aviation management emphasis:
- Completion of prerequisite for or test placement into MATH A105 or higher and WRTG A111 or higher. For testing schedule, contact the Testing Center at (907) 786-4500.
|ACCT A201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT A202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ATA A335||Airport Operations||3|
|ATA A336||Air Service Operations||3|
|or ATC A440||Facility Operation and Administration|
|BA A241||Business Law I||3|
|BA A300||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|BA A361||Human Resource Management||3|
|BA A388||Globalization and Business Environment||3|
|BA A461||Negotiation and Conflict Management||3|
|STAT A200||Elementary Statistics||3|
or any class for which STAT A200 is a prerequisite.
|Choose a minimum of 18 credits of advisor-approved electives, 12 of which must be upper-division. The following are recommended elective support courses:||18|
|Advanced Topics in Aviation Technology|
|Tools for Weather Briefing|
|Consumer Behavior and Relationship Management|
|Management Information Systems|
|Fitness for Life *|
PER elective *
|Psychology of Stress and Coping|
Maximum of 2 PER elective credits allowed.
The following applies to those students desiring to pursue a professional piloting emphasis:
- Flight training costs are not included in university tuition and fees. Students must meet with the aviation academic advisor to obtain department approval to register for all flight courses. Flight training costs are based on hourly rates established for each aircraft type flown. Students will be provided with current hourly flight costs and program cost estimates when they meet with the department’s academic advisor.
- Students must pass an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Class II medical examination before beginning any flight training.
- U.S. citizens must present verification of U.S. citizenship before beginning any flight or airplane simulator training. The following three methods are acceptable: an unexpired U.S. passport, an original or raised seal official copy of birth certificate, or an original or raised seal official copy of Certificate of Naturalization. Non-U.S. citizens must register and receive approval from the Transportation Security Agency before beginning any flight or simulator training. Please contact the ATD Office for information.
- Once formally admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology or registered for aviation classes at UAA, all subsequent required flight training must be completed in residence at UAA. Enrolled students who receive flight training outside UAA under specific curricula will not receive credit for the corresponding UAA courses.
- All students are required to complete a minimum of the FAA Instrument Airplane Pilot rating, the FAA Commercial Airplane Single-engine Land Pilot certificate, and the FAA Multi-engine Land Rating while in residence at UAA.
- Military pilots may petition to have appropriate curriculum requirements awarded based on FAA pilot certificates held on a case-by-case basis.
- Students in the professional piloting emphasis are expected to have an additional focus of study outside of aviation. This focus will include at least three courses in the outside emphasis beyond the General Education Requirements (GERs). A minor is encouraged but not required.
- Completion of prerequisite for or test placement into MATH A105 or higher and WRTG A111 or higher. For testing schedule, contact Testing Center at (907) 786-4500.
|ATA A415||Crew Resource Management||3|
|ATC A325||Tools for Weather Briefing||3|
|ATP A101||Pre-Professional Flying *||2|
|ATP A116||Instrument Ground School||3|
|ATP A126||Instrument Flying *||2|
|ATP A200||Commercial Ground School||3|
|ATP A218||Commercial Flying I *||1.5|
|ATP A219||Commercial Flying II *||1.5|
|ATP A220||Commercial Flying III *||2|
|ATP A305||Airplane Multiengine Land Rating *||2|
|ATP A320||Flight Dynamics||3|
|ATP A332||Transport Aircraft Systems||3|
or any class for which MATH A152 is a prerequisite
|Choose a minimum of 19 credits of advisor-approved electives, 10 of which must be upper-division. The following are recommended elective support courses:||19|
|Principles of Aviation Administration|
|Air Service Operations|
|Advanced Topics in Aviation Technology|
|Flying Alaska Bush|
|Search, Survival, and Rescue|
|CFI Ground School|
|CFI Flying *|
|Additional CFI Rating *|
|Fitness for Life|
PER elective (must be combined with PER A100)
|Psychology of Stress and Coping|
All flying courses require special documentation and department approval before registration.
The following applies to those students desiring to pursue an aeronautical studies emphasis:
This curriculum is designed as a flexible option for those with previous college experience and looking to move into the aviation industry.
|ATP A433||Aerospace Physiology||3|
|ATA A431||Aircraft Accident Investigation||3|
|BA A166||Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management||3|
|ENGL A312||Advanced Technical Writing||3|
|or STAT A200||Elementary Statistics|
or any class for which MATH A152 or STAT A200 is a prerequisite
|TECH A302||Organizational Safety and Health||3|
|33 credits of advisor-approved electives||33|
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, 42 of which must be upper-division. All elective courses must be approved by the academic advisor.