The Program The Department of Aeronautics prepares graduates who are academically, ethically, and professionally prepared to accept the relevant leadership challenges of the current and future aviation industry.
The Flight Center offers training for the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificates: private, commercial, flight instructor pilot, as well as training for the FAA ratings for instrument, multi-engine, and instrument instructor. A student seeking an FAA certificate or rating through the Department must successfully complete the courses pertinent to the desired certification at the Flight Center prior to graduation. The program includes at least 53 hours of general education courses to assure that a student is professionally well-rounded.
At Averett a student will enjoy the environment and benefits of a traditional small university setting and the extensive professional preparation, which can qualify him or her for a career in the field of aviation.
The Department of Aeronautics is located on the main campus and offers academic instruction and advising. The Flight Center is conveniently located at the Danville Regional Airport, just a 10-minute drive away.
Majors and Concentrations The Averett University Aeronautics Program offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in:
|With concentrations in:
|Aircraft Maintenance Operations
|Criminal Justice and Aerospace Management
These majors and concentrations provide a combination of professional aerospace, business or flight courses with a very strong liberal arts curriculum.
Professionally Involved Averett University faculty and students actively participate in the following professional organizations including, but not exclusive of:
Regional Airline Association
National Business Aviation Association
National Air Transportation Association
American Association for Airport Executives
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Council on Aviation Accreditation
University Aviation Association
Alpha Eta Rho, International Aviation Association
National Intercollegiate Flying Association
American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law
Successful Aviation graduates find jobs with these employers and more:
Trans World Airlines
Trans World Express
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
The Averett University Aeronautics Program has consistently achieved excellence in flight training by winning National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) regional flight team competitions in 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995 and 1994. The team has also finished among the top in subsequent years.
Averett University has been selected by NASA as one of the lead administrators for development of the new Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS). This exciting and prestigious assignment places Averett in the role of helping to forge the future direction of air transportation.
Averett welcomes prospective students and parents throughout the year for one-on-one interviews. The Admissions Office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special Campus Visit Days are also excellent times to plan a campus visit.
Find Out More:
For further information about Averett and admissions visit our web site at www.averett.edu , call 1-800-AVERETT (283-7388) or write:
420 West Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541-3692