The Aviation Technology program at USU includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Professional Pilot and Maintenance Management. The Aviation Technology program prides itself in applying cutting-edge technology with exceptional training to produce the best quality of pilots and technicians the industry needs.
Professional Pilot graduates receive all Federal Aviation Administration certifications and are trained to be commercial pilots. Students are trained in Diamond Aircraft with glass cockpits and the latest instrument and navigation technology. USU’s Regional Jet Flight Simulator gives students hands-on experience in flying a commercial airliner.
USU also offers a nine-week private pilot summer program for those who seek to jump-start their career goal before the semester starts.
Students in the Aviation Technology – Maintenance Management major will complete the courses required for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses. They will also have coursework in aviation law, human factors in aviation safety, and management. Management and communications courses are incorporated into the program to provide essential business skills.
Employment opportunities for graduates in Maintenance Management include positions with major airlines as maintenance technicians, maintenance supervisors, fixed-base operators, maintenance directors, repair station managers, FAA inspectors, aircraft and component manufacturers, and aerospace manufacturers. Degree completion in this program prepares graduates for all FAA required licensing evaluations.