Majors / Professional Aviation Flight Technology

Professional Aviation Flight Technology (B.S.)

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in professional aviation flight technology.

This degree program combines four years of flight training with technical support coursework to prepare students for careers as professional pilots. Graduates are awarded a bachelor degree and an FAA flight instructor certification with an instrument rating and a multi-engine land class rating.

The program is internationally recognized for the excellence of its facilities, faculty, and graduates. Students obtain a strong aviation foundation at an affordable cost—including lower cost flight training when compared to other Midwestern universities.

  • Students begin flying in the first semester of the program.
  • Specialized flight courses are offered in ocean flying, mountain flying, glider, tailwheel, and float plane.
  • Multi-million dollar facilities include three ground trainers, a specialized aviation laboratory, and well-equipped classrooms.
  • Relatively small class sizes enable students to work one-on-one with highly talented and dedicated faculty members who are professional leaders in the aviation industry.
  • Students have the benefit of both a controlled and uncontrolled airport training environment.
  • Credit is awarded for internships/co-ops with aerospace companies and airports.

A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals, including Alpha Eta Rho, the American Association of Airport Executives, Women in Aviation International, Hot Air Ballooning, and other aviation-oriented activities.

Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad opportunities—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

Special Note:  Consideration will be given to allow college credit to students who have already obtained flight certificates or aviation flight experience up to an instrument rating. Questions should be directed to the Department of Aviation Technology.

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Our graduates are employed by companies throughout the world in all aspects of the aviation industry.

Employment is generally found at commuter airlines in companies having flight departments, the federal government, the military services, flight simulator companies, aircraft manufacturers, state departments of aviation, and airport fixed base operators.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Aviation Technology offers a variety of scholarships to full-time aviation technology students on a competitive basis.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Aviation Technology
Indiana State University
1-800-833-5325 (toll free)

Last updated: June 18, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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