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Flight (Professional Flight Technology)

The professional flight major provides an overall perspective of the aviation industry. Courses range from how aircraft are manufactured to decision-making skills needed in the airline industry. Students fly our fleet of aircraft and experience our state-of-the-art simulators. Aviation professionals with outstanding industry experience teach our classes. You are encouraged to obtain the highest level of medical and student certificates available while at Purdue. 

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.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Learn About Professional Flight Degree in 3

Plan of Study

Flight (Professional Flight Technology) Webpage

Transfer to Flight (Professional Flight Technology)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.5


Contact Information


(765) 496-6750
aviation@purdue.edu

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
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Careers in Flight (Professional Flight Technology)

  •   Airline captain
  •   Flight instructor
  •   Professional pilot

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