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General Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Professional Aviation is as follows: The Professional Aviation curriculum provides two accredited professional degree programs in Professional Aviation and Aviation Management. Professional Aviation and Aviation Management programs focus on setting a standard of excellence and to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, experience, and attitudes necessary to shape and lead the aviation industry in the 21st century.  

Department of Professional Aviation Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Professional Aviation Program at Louisiana Tech University are to produce graduates with several defining abilities:

  • Ability to pursue aviation careers beginning with entry-level careers in industry or government.
  • Ability to solve complex and/or technical problems using mathematics, science, critical thinking, and emerging technologies related to aviation.
  • Ability to function effectively and ethically individually and in team situations.
  • Ability to pursue continuing education/life-long learning through graduate studies or advanced aviation certificates, ratings, or training in related aviation fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

The objectives of the Aviation Management Program at Louisiana Tech University are to produce graduates with several defining abilities:

  • Ability to pursue business/aviation management careers in industry or government.
  • Ability to solve complex and/or technical business and aviation management problems using mathematics, science, critical thinking, and emerging technologies related to business and aviation management.
  • Ability to function effectively and ethically individually and in team situations.
  • Ability to pursue continuing education/life-long learning through graduate studies or continuation training related in aviation management and business fields.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.