2019-2020 Southeastern University - Unrestricted Education Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Southeastern University - Unrestricted Education Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management - Professional Pilot Track - Blended/Online


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The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management (BS AM) with the Professional Pilot track prepares graduates to enter the aviation workforce as aviators and entry-level managerial or administrative roles.  Graduates will earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Certificate, with Single and Multi-Engine Land class ratings with an Instrument Rating, and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.

The BS AM degree requires 120 credit hours, of which 64 are earned toward the major, including 27 credit hours earned for ground and flight training.  The remaining 56 hours include general education.

Once students complete their Certified Flight Instructor Certificates, they have the opportunity to interview for employment as a flight instructor and work while they finish their degree through online courses.

The program is ideal for students desiring a full-time, residential program to prepare them for the aviation industry. Students under a F1 Visa take courses in a face-to-face or hybrid format.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Aviation Management will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the aeronautical knowledge and pilot skills to safely operate a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft appropriate for a commercial pilot.

     Assessment:

  1. 100% of students will pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam with a 70% or higher on their first attempt.
  2. 80% of the students will pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Exam on the first attempt. 100% will pass by no more than two attempts.

2. Demonstrate the aeronautical knowledge and pilot skills to safely operate a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions.

     Assessment:

  1. 100% of students will pass the FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Exam with a 70% or higher on their first attempt.
  2. 80% of the students will pass the FAA Instrument Rating Practical Exam on the first attempt. 100% will pass by no more than two attempts.

3. Demonstrate the aeronautical knowledge and principles of instruction to operate as a ground and flight instructor pilot.

     Assessment:

  1. 100% of students will pass the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Exam with a 70% or higher on their first attempt.
  2. 100% of students will pass the FAA Flight Instructor Knowledge Exam with a 70% or higher on their first attempt.
  3. 80% of the students will pass the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Practical Exam on the first attempt. 100% will pass by no more than two attempts.

4. Demonstrate enhanced skills for safe flight operations in a variety of environments.

     Assessment:

  1. All students will achieve 80% on a standardized rubric for an integrative assignment in the AVIM 3203: Aviation and Safety Management course.

5. Describe career paths and opportunities within the aviation industry.

     Assessment:

  1. All students will achieve 80% on a standardized rubric for an integrative assignment in the AVIM 4013: Aviation Practicum I course, or AVIM 4003: Regional Airline Transition course.

Admissions Criteria:

  • High School Diploma
  • Enrollment Application
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English to take the Private Pilot Practical Exam
  • 17 years of age to take the Private Pilot Practical Exam; 18 years of age to take the Commercial Pilot Practical Exam.
  • Ability to obtain a FAA Class 2 Medical Certificate (to operate with the privileges of a Commercial Pilot Certificate)
  • Ability to obtain a FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate (to operate with the privileges of a Airline Transport Certificate)
  • International/non-citizens must complete additional requirements including an appropriate VISA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approval through the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP).

General Education Core - 56 Hours


Intellectual and Practical Skills - 15 Hours


Total Program: 120 Credit Hours


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