The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Administration - Human Factors in Aviation
The landscape of the aviation industry continues to change as economic, governmental, and global opportunities dictate how we educate and prepare students. Recognition of the human element in aviation through this academic model addresses the multiple variables for a systematic approach to critical situational management and effective aviation training.
Human Factors in Aviation is offered in two concentrations: Basics in Aviation and Professional Development in Aviation. These programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the human factors associated with flight and include problem-solving skills, decision making, communication, attention, stress management, and physical condition adaptation.
About the Degree Concentrations
I. Basics in Aviation Concentration - In this concentration, students gain the training necessary to become aviators and obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilotís license and an Instrument rating certificate.
II. Professional Development in Aviation Concentration - In this concentration, students have the opportunity to pursue a Commercial Pilotís license with a Multi-Engine rating, as well as a Flight Instructor certification.
In addition to acquiring pilot certification, the study of human factors in aviation deals with the integration of human behavior as part of a crew and with the technology found in modern-day airliners. Human factors professionals are employed as professional pilots and work for manufacturers, insurance companies, the FAA, the NTSB and many other types of aviation oriented organizations.