Flight (Professional Flight Technology)
Professional flight is a program for those seeking a career as a commercial airline, corporate, or charter pilot. Students develop strong technical skills supported by critical thinking, decision-making, and communication abilities. Cockpit resource management, teamwork, and responsibility are emphasized. First-year students can start flying during the first week and obtain their basic flight certificates and ratings by the end of the sophomore year. During the junior and senior years, students gain experience flying both turbine-powered aircraft and large airline-style simulators.
The program can be completed in three years and students can apply to participate in the five-year combined bachelor's/master's degree program in aviation technology; ask an academic advisor how.
The bachelor's degree in professional flight is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.
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Careers in Flight (Professional Flight Technology)
- Airline captain
- Flight instructor
- Professional pilot
Transfer to Flight (Professional Flight Technology)
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Program Availability: Closed to transfers
Contact InformationRose Delong-Bolyard