About the Aviation Diploma Program
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Soar to new heights with an aviation degree from UNK, one of the most affordable college aviation programs in the country. The program includes a core of aviation, technical and business courses, as well as your choice of two priority areas: flight operations for students interested in piloting and support services for those interested in careers on the ground.
In the Flight operations emphasis, you will be prepared for a career as a professional pilot. After completing the diploma requirements for the flight training program, you will have the opportunity to earn your private pilot license, as well as be prepared for instrument flight instructor certifications and ratings, commercial, multi-engine and flight.
In the Aviation support services Emphasis, you will be equipped with all the necessary skills to excel as a manager in the aviation industry. Graduates found themselves working as air traffic controllers, airport managers and aviation insurance representatives.
UNK Aviation teachers bring decades of classroom experience, having worked in over 120 countries and flown over 30,000 flight hours in over 50 types of aircraft. The program also has a partnership with the Nebraska Flight School, giving students access to over 90 planes at the Kearney Regional Airport, just 10 minutes from campus.
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