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This issue not only has all of the latest info in the aviation industry, but also features why Florida Tech is a world-class aviation university and training facility.

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Testimonials

Rob Himler '14
Aviation Management
Alumni
Being an aviation management student at Florida Tech was a great educational and life experience! The faculty, curriculum, facilities and campus had truly instilled self-confidence in me that will carry on into my future aviation career. The Florida Tech College of Aeronautics has enhanced my professionalism and has given me opportunities in the industry to use what I have learned. Every day in my major brought new challenges full of learning, excitement and most importantly – my love of aviation.
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Gaoqi Zheng '16
Aviation Management
China
Current Student
I chose to study at Florida Tech because this school gave me the best opportunity to study abroad. It has helped me have a better view on the world and developed me into a better, more well-rounded person.
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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

The aviation management degree provides a comprehensive background in aviation studies, management and business to prepare students for careers such as airline operation, air transportation, airport management, airport consulting, aircraft manufacturing, sales and aviation insurance.

This degree is available as either a flight or non-flight major. Whether you want to be an airline manager, airport manager or air commerce expert, an aviation management degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in aviation with experience in modern aviation technology and best practices in business.

Choose the Air Traffic Control Option

In addition to the option of flight training, the aviation management degree program offers another option to graduate with a specialization in Air Traffic Control. The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and is FAA approved. Graduates of the program are often eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course at the FAA Academy.

Gain A Competitive Edge

Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized for offering one of the best university-based aviation programs in the country. All students seeking an aviation management degree, both flight and non-flight majors, take a private pilot knowledge course and an aviation weather course their first year to expand their knowledge in the aviation industry.

Second- and third-year students learn about the FAA, air traffic and the national airspace system, as well as the fundamentals of aircraft flight dynamics. In addition, students may fly the desktop simulator in the BAT-D Computer Lab.

In their final years at Florida Tech, students complete advanced course work in air transportation management and atmospheric dynamics, and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, aviation management degree students build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Collegiate Aviation Business Executives, a student chapter of American Association of Airport Executives, Falcons Intercollegiate Flight Team, Women in Aviation, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited by a Top Airline

Employers seek out graduates from Florida Tech including top airlines and organizations such as:

  • AirTran Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • JetBlue Airways
  • US Airways
  • Various International Airports
  • FAA
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Flight Safety International
  • Department of Homeland Security

Earn an Advanced Degree

After receiving an aviation management degree, many students go to graduate school at Florida Tech or other prestigious universities for advanced degrees in aviation human factors, airport development and aviation law.