Programs of Study
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Programs of Study

 

Diverse Pathways

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science degree program, in addition to the general education requirements must complete a core set of aviation courses, as well as the required courses in their selected area of specialization.  Start today to earn your degree in aviation in one of these areas of concentration: 

 

Aviation Management

Every operational unit in the aviation industry requires a manager, administrator, or supervisor. The industry needs and requires managers who are well educated in the principles of management, and who are knowledgeable of aviation. Students who select this program will receive a strong education in business and management courses. The program prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in the aviation industry, including airport management, airline management, general aviation management, and airline and general aviation operations.

Aviation Science Program Educational Goals
Program Educational Objectives (coded as PEO1 to PEO4):
The B.S. in Aviation Science will produce graduates who will:
PEO1:  Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to obtain an entry level position in the aviation/aerospace industry or pursue an advanced education in graduate studies.
PEO2:  Exhibit adherence to professional standards with a consistent level of safety and ethical behavior.
PEO3:  Apply new ideas and technology as the aviation industry continues to evolve; supporting lifelong learning.

For Graduates of the Aviation Management Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:
PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to and interacts within a global business environment.
 
For Graduates of the Flight Education Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:
PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to professional pilot progression within either commercial or corporate flight services.

Student Learning Outcomes
The Aviation Science Program adopted the SLOs defined in AABI 201 3.3.1 and coded below as SLO1 to SLO11:
SLO1:  Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines
SLO2:  Analyze and interpret data
SLO3:  Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
SLO4:  Make professional and ethical decisions
SLO5:  Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
SLO6:  Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning
SLO7:  Assess contemporary issues
SLO8:  Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
SLO9:  Assess the national and international aviation environment
SLO10:  Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
SLO11:  Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues
 

Avionics 

Avionics has had an increasingly important role in the field of aviation and aerospace. With today's technologies, avionics has continued to be important, especially to the many thousands of aviators who rely upon avionics for their safe flights. Movement to the next generation of aviation will lead to a greater need and demand for avionics technologists/technicians who possess experience maintaining avionics systems, and the technical skills to solve the problems on current and future advanced aircraft. The workforce need is reflected in the higher salaries that many companies are willing to offer aviation technicians with advanced avionics training and qualifications.

Flight Education

Forecasts indicate that airline passenger growth will continue for a significant number of years.  New airlines and partnerships are commonplace, and a promising new segment of the industry (very light jets) is well underway. Also, large numbers of baby boomer flight personnel are expected to leave the aviation industry as they begin their retirements, and indications are that the demand for pilots will continue.

ECSU is a major participant in educating pilots who will be flight officers and leaders in the aviation industry. This high visibility program trains and educates students to become flight instructors and professional pilots for the nation's airlines, corporate aviation, and military services. The flight training program at ECSU leads students through a structured Part 141 course of instruction using modern aircraft and advanced flight training devices and enables students to obtain the following FAA certificates and ratings:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Multiengine Rating

Note: ECSU Aviation Science also offers a Missionary Pilot Training program in partnership with Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU)

Aviation Science Program Educational Goals
Program Educational Objectives (coded as PEO1 to PEO4):
The B.S. in Aviation Science will produce graduates who will:
PEO1:  Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to obtain an entry level position in the aviation/aerospace industry or pursue an advanced education in graduate studies.
PEO2:  Exhibit adherence to professional standards with a consistent level of safety and ethical behavior.
PEO3:  Apply new ideas and technology as the aviation industry continues to evolve; supporting lifelong learning.

For Graduates of the Aviation Management Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:
PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to and interacts within a global business environment.

For Graduates of the Flight Education Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:
PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to professional pilot progression within either commercial or corporate flight services.

Student Learning Outcomes
The Aviation Science Program adopted the SLOs defined in AABI 201 3.3.1 and coded below as SLO1 to SLO11:
SLO1:  Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines
SLO2:  Analyze and interpret data
SLO3:  Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
SLO4:  Make professional and ethical decisions
SLO5:  Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
SLO6:  Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning
SLO7:  Assess contemporary issues
SLO8:  Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
SLO9:  Assess the national and international aviation environment
SLO10:  Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
SLO11:  Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues
 

Flight Fees

Professional Aeronautics

The Professional Aeronautics Concentration is extremely flexible and allows students to take department courses in areas they would like to learn more about.  Students take 30 credit hours in any aviation, avionics, air traffic control, flight, engineering technology, or unmanned aircraft systems courses.  Students gain hands-on experience in the state-of-the-art aircraft, flight simulators, air traffic control Lab, avionics simulator, or unmanned aircraft.

 

Student Achievements