Florida Institute of Technology, FL
Andrea is the first student from the Class of 2020 to receive a college acceptance. His application to study for the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management with Flight at Florida Institute of Technology was successful. This degree combines the academic coursework of a degree in aviation management with Florida Tech’s world-renowned flight training.
The degree provides a comprehensive background in aviation studies, management, and business, preparing students for careers in areas such as that of a professional pilot or airport consultant, and working in airline management, aircraft manufacturing, and more. Students in this program develop a strong background in aviation and build experience in modern aeronautical technology and flight operations. With the aviation management with flight program degree, students begin major-related courses in their first semester at Florida Tech, including the basics of aviation, science, math, and weather. A diverse fleet of high-tech aircraft and world-class facilities at nearby Melbourne International Airport, ten minutes from campus, help make Florida Tech a top-notch flight university.
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 Basic Aviation Training Device (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. Flight-option majors can obtain a FAA Dispatcher Certificate and work as an airline or corporate dispatcher. Flight instructor ground and flight courses can be taken as electives with any aviation management with flight program degree. FIT Aviation hires students and recent graduates who have their Certified Flight Instructor certificates as flight instructors, giving them the opportunity to gain professional experience and build flight-time hours, an important step to becoming a pilot.
Florida Tech is a private, coeducational, residential, research-intensive, doctoral granting university located in the beautiful City of Melbourne on Florida’s sunny “Space Coast”. It began as Brevard Engineering College in 1958, the same year NASA was founded. Today, Florida Tech is a community of researchers, scholars and learners hailing from all around the world. The community comprises engineers, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts.
Florida Tech is a Best National University, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report best colleges guide. The university climbed 20 spots to No. 151 in the most recent edition. Meanwhile, Florida Tech is home to the most internationally diverse undergraduate student body of any national university, according to U.S. News. For the eighth consecutive year, Florida Tech was named a Tier 1 Best National University as one of the top 200 four-year colleges and universities in the country among the nearly 1,400 ranked by U.S. News. www.fit.edu
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