aviation students at a regionally accredited university will be able to earn credit hours toward graduation while earning an FAA type rating
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
For the first time, aviation students at a regionally accredited university will be able to earn credit hours toward graduation while earning an FAA type rating certification.
AeroStar Training Services LLC, in partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, now offers this unique opportunity to undergraduate flight students, graduate students and alumni of Florida Tech. Through Florida Tech, students from other colleges and universities may take type rating courses for transfer credit as well.
The three courses included in the program are:
· Simulator Observation
· Jet Transition
· Type Rating Training Course (students may choose to earn their type rating in either the Boeing 737 or the Airbus 320)
Upon successful completion, students will have earned a type rating certification and up to six hours of college credit toward graduation in their degree program. Successful completion of the simulator observation course earns one credit hour. The jet transition course earns two credit hours. Either type rating training course (A320 or B737) earns three credit hours.
These courses may also be approved as electives in Florida Tech’s aviation master’s degree programs. The university offers master’s degrees in aviation human factors and applied aviation safety.
Since January 2012, three Florida Tech students have completed the simulator observation course, six have completed jet transition and four are scheduled to start type rating training in the A320 program in Spring 2012.
About AeroStar Training Services LLC
AEROSTAR TRAINING SERVICES is an FAA Approved Part 142 Training Center specializing in pilot and flight attendant training utilizing the latest advances in aviation training technology. AeroStar was was founded in 2008 by a team of experienced airline pilots with a vision that aviation training should be realistic, state of the art, and provide an enjoyable learning experience. The team focused on a goal to provide state-of-the-art flight training using the most timely and cost effective approach. AeroStar is the launch customer for Aerosim, the latest state-of-the-art flight training software on the market. Aerosim fills the missing link between traditional computer based training (CBT) and full flight simulators by designing a new kind of PC-based simulation trainer, equipped with full free-play functions and realistic cockpit environments. Additional information is available online at http://www.aerostartyperatings.com.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida's universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South-both public and private. The university has been named a Barron's Guide "Best Buy" in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at http://www.fit.edu.