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Accreditation and Memberships

Aviation Programs Accreditation

Florida Tech's Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management (both with and without Flight) programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) until 2027.

Visit the College of Aeronautics page to learn more about the following Student Achievement Data:

  • Program learning objectives/outcomes
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rate
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

Flight Training Programs Approvals

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved FIT Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Tech, to offer Part 141 flight training.

AABI Accredited Program Student Achievement Data

November 2023

The sections below provide the following information for Florida Tech's AABI accredited programs:

  • AABI Accreditation Expiration Date
  • Program learning objectives/outcomes
  • Program assessment measures employed
  • Graduation rate
  • Rates and types of employment of graduates

AABI-accredited through July 31, 2027

Program learning objectives/outcomes

  1. Students successfully completing this programs will be able to:
  2. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation related disciplines;
  3. Analyze and interpret data;
  4. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  5. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  6. Communicate effectively using both written and oral communication skills;
  7. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  8. Assess contemporary issues;
  9. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  10. Assess the international aviation environment;
  11. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  12. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Program assessment measures employed

  1. Written and oral examinations
  2. Team projects
  3. Assignments requiring written scholarly papers and/or oral and graphic presentations
  4. Surveys
  5. Capstone course assignments requiring application of cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Retention and Graduation Data

Retention/Graduation MeasurePercentage
2022 FTIC Cohort 1st-Year Retention 91.10%
2017 FTIC Cohort 6-Year Grad Rate 66.70%

2021-2022 Graduates and Employment Rates

Number of Degrees Awarded AY 2021-2022: 19

2021-2022 GraduatesPercentage
Employed 60.00%
Continuing Education, Military, Other 40.00%
Job Type (of those employed)Percentage
Full-Time, Major-Related 88.90%
Full-time, Not Major-Related 11.10%
Part-Time, Major-Related 0%
Part-Time, Not Major-Related 0%

Example Employers:

  • Endeavor Air
  • FIT Aviation
  • Flight Training Professionals
  • JSSI Parts & Leasing
  • Melbourne Orlando International Airport
  • Republic Airways
  • Robbins Research International
  • Wheels Up

Notes:

  • Degrees produced is based off most recent IPEDS data July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Retention Rates - number of Fall FTIC in major returning for their second year (standard federal definition).
  • Graduation rates - number of Fall FTIC in major graduating within six years (standard federal definition).

AABI-accredited through July 31, 2027

Program learning objectives/outcomes

Students successfully completing this programs will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret data;
  3. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral communication skills;
  6. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  7. Assess contemporary issues;
  8. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  9. Assess the international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Program assessment measures employed

  1. Written and oral examinations
  2. Team projects
  3. Assignments requiring written scholarly papers and/or oral and graphic presentations
  4. Surveys
  5. Capstone course assignments requiring application of cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Retention and Graduation Data

Retention/Graduation MeasurePercentage
2022 FTIC Cohort 1st-Year Retention 80.00%
2017 FTIC Cohort 6-Year Grad Rate 60.00%

2021-2022 Graduates and Employment Rates

Number of Degrees Awarded AY 2021-2022: 21

2021-2022 GraduatesPercentage
Employed 73.00%
Continuing Education, Military, Other 27.00%
Job Type (of those employed)Percentage
Full-Time, Major-Related 81.80%
Full-time, Not Major-Related 18.20%
Part-Time, Major-Related 0%
Part-Time, Not Major-Related 0%

Example Employers:

  • Atkins North America
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Daytona Beach Airport
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • General Authority of Civil Aviation
  • Khoi Nguyen Education Holdings
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sanford Airport Authority
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines

Notes:

  • Degrees produced is based off most recent IPEDS data July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Retention Rates - number of Fall FTIC in major returning for their second year (standard federal definition).
  • Graduation rates - number of Fall FTIC in major graduating within six years (standard federal definition).

AABI-accredited through July 31, 2027

Program learning objectives/outcomes

Students successfully completing this programs will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret data;
  3. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral communication skills;
  6. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  7. Assess contemporary issues;
  8. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  9. Assess the international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Program assessment measures employed

  1. Written and oral examinations
  2. Team projects
  3. Assignments requiring written scholarly papers and/or oral and graphic presentations
  4. Surveys
  5. Capstone course assignments requiring application of cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Retention and Graduation Data

Retention/Graduation MeasurePercentage
2022 FTIC Cohort 1st-Year Retention 72.40%
2017 FTIC Cohort 6-Year Grad Rate 81.80%

2021-2022 Graduates and Employment Rates

Number of Degrees Awarded AY 2021-2022: 32

2021-2022 GraduatesPercentage
Employed 87.50%
Continuing Education, Military, Other 12.50%
Job Type (of those employed)Percentage
Full-Time, Major-Related 92.90%
Full-time, Not Major-Related 7.10%
Part-Time, Major-Related 0%
Part-Time, Not Major-Related 0%

Example Employers:

  • Envoy Air
  • FIT Aviation, LLC
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fly Adeal
  • Menzies Aviation
  • Mills Air Service
  • Republic Airways
  • Saudi Airlines
  • Schilling Aviation Services LLC
  • Signature Aviation

Notes:

  • Degrees produced is based off most recent IPEDS data July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Retention Rates - number of Fall FTIC in major returning for their second year (standard federal definition).
  • Graduation rates - number of Fall FTIC in major graduating within six years (standard federal definition).

AABI-accredited through July 31, 2027

Program learning objectives/outcomes

Students successfully completing this programs will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret data;
  3. Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral communication skills;
  6. Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning;
  7. Assess contemporary issues;
  8. Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice;
  9. Assess the international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Program assessment measures employed

  1. Written and oral examinations
  2. Team projects
  3. Assignments requiring written scholarly papers and/or oral and graphic presentations
  4. Surveys
  5. Capstone course assignments requiring application of cumulative knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Retention and Graduation Data

Retention/Graduation MeasurePercentage
2022 FTIC Cohort 1st-Year Retention 80.00%
2017 FTIC Cohort 6-Year Grad Rate 50.00%

2021-2022 Graduates and Employment Rates

Number of Degrees Awarded AY 2021-2022: 13

2021-2022 GraduatesPercentage
Employed 43.00%
Continuing Education, Military, Other 43.00%
Job Type (of those employed)Percentage
Full-Time, Major-Related 100%
Full-time, Not Major-Related 0%
Part-Time, Major-Related 0%
Part-Time, Not Major-Related 0%

Example Employers:

  • Atlas Air
  • Riyadh Airports
  • Tweed New Haven Airport

Notes:

  • Degrees produced is based off most recent IPEDS data July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Retention Rates - number of Fall FTIC in major returning for their second year (standard federal definition).
  • Graduation rates - number of Fall FTIC in major graduating within six years (standard federal definition).
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