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What will I learn?

Candidates for the degree must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum.


Freshman Year

Fall (16 credit hours)

AVF 1001 Flight 1
AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
FYE 1000 University Experience
MTH 1000 Precalculus

Private Pilot Written Examination

Spring (17 credit hours)

AVF 1002 Flight 2
AVT 1002 Aeronautics 2
COM 1102 Writing About Literature
CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
MTH 1603 Applied Calculus and Statistics
Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Private Pilot Flight Test

Sophomore Year

Fall (17 credit hours)

AVF 2001 Flight 3
AVS 2101 Aviation Physical Science
AVT 2001 Aeronautics 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
Humanities Elective (HU) 3000-level or higher recommended Credit Hours: 3

Select first HUM Core Course:

HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
HUM 2141 World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness
HUM 2211 British Literature and Culture
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
HUM 2551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Instrument Rating Written Examination

Instrument Rating Flight Test

Spring (14 credit hours)

AVF 2102 Flight 4 Commercial Pilot-Airplane Multiengine Land
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics
AVT 2002 Aeronautics 4
Restricted Elective (Aviation) Credit Hours: 3

Select second HUM Corse Course:

HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1 (may not be repeated for credit)
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present
HUM 2552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Commercial Pilot Written Examination

Commercial Pilot Flight Test

Which department am I in?

College of Aeronautics

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$38,020.00 per year
USD $19,010 (12-19 credit hours); Summer: USD $ 1,170/credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes.

For international students

Students must have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes. Your high school transcripts should indicate at least: Three years of mathematics (four recommended); and Three years of science (four recommended).

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following: Taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79, an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0, a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58, a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C), an official Florida Tech TOEFL (paper-based) with an earned score of at least 550.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Florida Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized institution providing a variety of degrees taught by industry-leading faculty.

  • One of the most internationally diverse student bodies in U.S
  • Outstanding reputation for STEM subjects
  • Provides scholarships to most students
  • Located in sunny Melbourne, Florida