Jan 28, 2020  
2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Flight Technology, BS


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.

AVFT
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


(201610)

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.

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.