Earn your professional pilots license while completing your non-aviation major.
Bring your career into greater focus with a commercial pilot certification that allows
the option for flight training in fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. Gain the fundamental
knowledge and essential experience to launch your career in a variety of professional
Earn a Professional Flight minor from the UND Aviation Department, known around the
world for academic excellence. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a variety
of flight-related careers. You'll gain a solid background in aviation with commercial
aviation and multi-engine ratings while earning your major in another discipline.
It's exactly what you need to launch your exciting aviation career, whether you choose
a fixed-wing or helicopter specialty.
When you earn your Professional Flight minor from the UND aviation program, you'll
gain plenty of career opportunities, especially as a career commercial pilot and related
professions. UND Professional Flight students can expect exciting opportunities in
several piloting professions, including:
Commercial airline pilot
Director of operations
Helicopter pilot (with helicopter specialty)
Corporate jet pilot
Professional Flight Minor at UND
Earn a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Train with a state-of-the-art virtual controller simulator and radar simulators.
For a fixed-wing specialty, you'll gain essential knowledge in single-engine, multi-engine,
VFR and IFR flight to the commercial pilot standard.
For a helicopter specialty, you'll gain essential knowledge in the various types of
aircraft flight to the commercial standard.
Professional Flight Courses
ATSC 231. Aviation Meteorology. 4 Credits.
A study of weather hazards, meteorological flight planning, aviation weather equipment and human factors in weather flying safety. Prerequisite: ATSC 110. F,S.
AVIT 208. Aviation Safety. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety, aviation safety programs, risk management, and the associated components of pilot psychology, physiology, human factors, and accident review and investigation. Prerequisite: A minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102 or AVIT 105 or AVIT 142. F,S,SS.
This course begins with a discussion of Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), Airworthiness Requirements for flight, Human Factors and night flight. The course proceeds to an in-depth study of pitot/static and gyro instruments and Basic Attitude Instrument Flying. In addition, there will be a discussion of the operation, interpretation, and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, GPS, RMI, and HSI, as well as an introduction to Electronic Instrument Flight Displays (Glass Flight Decks). The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisite: AVIT 102 and a minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 100. F,S,SS.
AVIT 222. IFR Regulations and Procedures. 3 Credits.
This course will provide the student with a detailed study of the regulations, procedures, and publications necessary for operating IFR in the national airspace system. Terminal and enroute procedures will be studied in detail. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 221 and a minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 208. F,S,SS.
AVIT 324. Aircraft Systems. 3 Credits.
This course provides an in-depth study of reciprocating engine, propeller, electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and pressurization systems. Prerequisite: Open to Aviation majors and minors only; minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 221. F,S,SS.
AVIT 325. Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures. 2 Credits.
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and proficiently exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Commercial Pilot with a Multi-engine rating. Included are discussions concerning Aeronautical Decision Making of multi-engine aircraft systems, aerodynamics, Crew Resource Management, weight and balance, aircraft performance, and abnormal/emergency procedures. The course also includes a scenario based introduction to U.S. Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing common carriage commercial operations. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course. Prerequisites: AVIT 323 and AVIT 324; open to Aviation majors and minors only; minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
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