About this Program

Our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Flight Technology prepares graduates for a career as a professional pilot. The curriculum includes specialized courses in aircraft systems, automation, human factors, weather, industry regulations and crew resource management.

Through this program, you will earn your private pilot, commercial pilot, and certified flight instructor certificates. You will also earn your instrument, complex, high-performance, and multi-engine ratings.

EMU, with it’s flight school partner Eagle Flight Centre, is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify graduates as eligible to apply for the restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. This lets our graduates apply for an ATP with only 1,000 hours of flight time, as opposed to the standard requirement of 1,500 hours.

There are additional steps you must take in order to get started in the Aviation Flight Technology program. You will find these additional steps in the Aviation Flight Technology Packet [PDF]. This packet includes everything you will need to know to get started.

Getting Started

In order to get started we highly recommend scheduling a visit with an enrollment coordinator. The enrollment coordinator will walk you through the process of becoming a professional pilot as well as showing you around our facilities at Eagle Flight Centre.

  1. Review the Aviation Flight Technology Packet [PDF].
  2. Complete your Flight Medical Certificate [PDF].
  3. Complete your Application Expressing Aviation Flight Technology Major Intent.
  4. Receive your Aviation Program acceptance email.
  5. Complete an enrollment online (link provided in the acceptance email.
  6. Complete EMU Orientation.

Before scheduling orientation, you are required to schedule an enrollment appointment with the Eagle Flight Centre. Not scheduling an enrollment appointment before attending Orientation will delay your ability to register for aviation flight courses. Please complete the aviation flight technology packet checklist before scheduling an enrollment appointment.

Transfer Policies

You may transfer in a Private Pilot Certificate. Please review the transfer policy [PDF] regarding transfer policies. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator.

For questions regarding the Eagle Flight Centre, contact 734.481.3000.

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Aviation Program Office

122 Sill Hall

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

734.487.1161 | [email protected]