College of Technology
Flight Technology and Operations (Professional Pilot)
Flight Technology and Operations prepares students to become professional pilots. Students earn ratings and certificates for single and multi-engine aircraft: private, commercial, multi-engine, instrument and flight instructor ratings.
Students can begin flying as early as first semester of their freshman year if flight slots are available and if they have made arrangements to fund the laboratory fees. Students who choose to pursue the FTO specialization can expect to spend as much as $50,000 in addition to regular University tuition and fees. Loans, grants and scholarships are available to help meet the cost of flight training. Despite the additional cost, FTO majors say the program is “worth every penny,” based on the challenges and personal rewards they experience in the FTO program.