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Aviation Programs

Aviation Flight Technology

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.

Aviation Management Technology

Our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Technology prepares graduates for business and supervisory positions in the aviation industry. The curriculum includes courses designed to provide aviation managers with a strong foundation in areas of passenger safety, airline operations, airport planning, logistics, industry trends, finance, and sound business practices.

Aviation Management majors complete a curriculum of core aviation courses, and a General Business minor. This comprehensive curriculum provides students with a body of knowledge that will ensure that they are competitive in the aviation industry.  EMU’s location near one of the busiest airports in the country offers our students hands-on experience, while working side-by-side with industry professionals.

Aircraft Dispatch Certification

Eastern Michigan University’s Aircraft Dispatch curriculum prepares you to become an FAA-certificated aircraft dispatcher.

Aircraft dispatchers work with management and flight crews to ensure safe flight operations, and to enhance efficiency within flight departments. Dispatchers are responsible for flight planning, aircraft weight and balance, weather planning, fuel calculations, and other critical aspects of flight operations.