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2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Flight Technology, BS


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About the Program

Professional flight is a program for those seeking a career as a commercial airline, corporate, or charter pilot. Students develop strong technical skills supported by critical thinking, decision-making, and communication abilities. Cockpit resource management, teamwork, and responsibility are emphasized. Students obtain their basic flight certificates and ratings by the end of the sophomore year. During the junior and senior years, students gain experience flying both turbine-powered aircraft and large airline-style simulators.

Purdue recently upgraded its fleet of airplanes to include an Embraer Phenom 100 jet and 16 Cirrus SR-20G3 single engine aircraft. The planes and their corresponding simulators (as well as a regional jet simulator) are equipped with a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics system. Students in this program can apply to participate in five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program in aviation technology.

This program can be completed in three years; ask an academic advisor how.

The bachelor’s degree in professional flight is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Flight (Professional Flight Technology) Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Professional Flight Technology   is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

TAVFT-BS
120 credits for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (112 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (52 credits)


Electives (8 credits)


  • Free Electives - Credit Hours: 8.00

University Core Requirements


Program Requirements


(201510)

16 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


Fourth Semester

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


Fifth Semester

14 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


Seventh Semester

  • AT 39600 - Turbine Aircraft Flight Laboratory
  • Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Advanced English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Eighth Semester

14 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student transcript having grades of (including, but not limited to) A, B, C, D, E, F, W, WF, I and IF.

Aviation Technology Fall 2014 Curriculum Details


Science, Humanities, and Behavioral/Social Science Selectives per UCC listing


Thematic Area Selective Requirement


(Can be fulfilled by any of the following):

  • Any University-approved minor
  • 6 credit hours of 20000- or higher-level courses AND 6 credit hours of 30000 or higher-level courses from any of the following departments: AT, EAS, ECON, ENTR, HTM, IT, MGMT, OLS, or POL
  • 12 consecutive credit hours in a Foreign Language

Aviation Management


Aviation Management selectives may consist of any 30000, 40000, or 50000 level AT prefixed courses.

Air Traffic Control Focus Area


Any student in the Aviation Management major is eligible to complete the FAA CTI program. A detailed explanation of the curriculum is available online at www.tech.purdue.edu/at. Required courses for the Air Traffic Control focus area are AT 28500 , AT 36900 , and AT 47900 .

Airport Management


Recommended courses for the Airport Management focus area are AT 35900 AT 45100  and AT 45900 .

Airline Management


Recommended courses for the Airline Management focus area are AT 33800  and AT 43800 .

Airframe & Powerplant Certificate


AENT students are highly encouraged to enroll in the following courses in order to receive the FAA A&P certificate. These courses can be utilized to meet the Thematic Area graduation requirements.

Globalization Requirement


Due to the international nature of the aviation industry, all B.S. degree students must meet the department’s globalization requirement through one of the following options:

  • Complete any university-sponsored study abroad program lasting at least 7 days
  • Complete an internship or approved international research project that involves at least 7 days of international travel
  • Provide documentation of having lived/traveled outside the U.S. for at least 15 days after a student’s 12th birthday.
  • Complete or place out of the Level IV (12 credit hours) course in any 1 foreign language.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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