MISSION AND VISION

The mission of the Jacksonville University Davis Aviation Center is to produce professional aviators and aviation managers possessing the leadership and professional skills necessary to sustain safety and profitability in global aviation. The Davis Aviation Center achieves this mission with a world-class curriculum that sufficiently equips students to thrive professionally and financially as global aviation evolves.

Our vision is to be the world leader in innovative collegiate aviation programs producing graduates who increase the safety and profitability of global aviation.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Professional Competency: Graduates will possess the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to make an immediate positive impact for their employer as well as act with the highest standards of professionalism evidenced by their ethical character and integrity.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Graduates will be able to assess the role and impact of regulatory compliance in the conduct of global aviation commerce.
  • Triple Bottom Line: Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge that sustained profitability in global aviation commerce results from the involvement of innovative and engaged people who develop optimal use of resources.
  • Critical Thinking: Graduates will demonstrate the planning, decision making, workload management, and communication skills necessary to engage in effective critical thinking.

MAJORS OFFERED
The Division of Aeronautics offers two (2) undergraduate majors that prepare students for careers in the air transportation field. Both degree programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

  • Aviation Management and Flight Operations (AVO)
  • Aviation Management (AVM)

FAA AIR TRAFFIC COLLEGIATE TRAINING INITIATIVE (CTI) PROGRAM
Jacksonville University offers a program for those who wish to become air traffic controllers under the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). JU is one of the few schools in the nation selected by the FAA to participate in the CTI program. The program allows qualified graduates to be hired by the FAA as air traffic controllers. Both AVO and AVM majors can qualify to enroll in the CTI Program. For more information, please contact the Davis Aviation Center at (904) 256-7895.

MINORS OFFERED
There are two (2) program minors in aviation studies available to non-aviation students:

  • Aviation Management and Flight Operations (AVO)
  • Aviation Management (AVM)

MBA AVIATION CONCENTRATION
In addition to the undergraduate aviation majors and minors, Jacksonville University offers a graduate aviation concentration in the MBA Program. See Master of Business Administration section in this catalog.

 



ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR FAA PILOT CERTICATES AND RATINGS
Academic credit will only be awarded for FAA pilot certificates obtained prior to matriculation at Jacksonville University.

For Aviation Management and Flight Operations majors, academic credit for previous FAA pilot certificates and ratings, if approved, will be awarded only upon completion of a minimum of two (2) AVO flight courses totaling three (3) or more credit hours taken in residence. In addition, Aviation Management and Flight Operations majors must complete a minimum of two (2) AVO flight courses in residence in order to graduate.

For Aviation Management majors, academic credit for previous FAA pilot certificates and ratings, if approved, will be awarded only upon completion of a minimum of two (2) AVS/AVM/AVO courses totaling six (6) or more credit hours taken in residence. For more information, contact the Davis Aviation Center at (904) 256-7895.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
Once an Aviation Management and Flight Operations student has matriculated at Jacksonville University, he/she must complete all AVO flight courses and associated AVS ground courses in residence.

DISMISSALS AND SUSPENSION POLICIES
Dismissal policies for the aeronautics program are the same as those stated in the Academic Information section of this catalog. However, because of the serious nature of flight training and the requirement for professional attitudes, the director of the Division of Aeronautics is the sole judge of any student’s fitness to continue in any flight-training program.

In matters pertaining to academic performance, University policies are followed.

  • Students who use, sell or transport controlled substances (as defined in FAR 91.17 and 91.19) will be dismissed when such actions become known to the director, regardless of the source of discovery.
  • Students who engage in reckless or careless operation of aircraft so as to endanger the life or property of others (FAR 91.13) will be dismissed when such actions become known to the director.
  • Students who are intemperate users of alcoholic beverages may be suspended or dismissed from the program depending on whether or not the use involved flight or dispatch training. If involving flight or dispatch training, the person will be dismissed. If the behavior is under other circumstances, the person will be suspended for an appropriate period.
  • Students who cheat in flight or ground aviation studies will be suspended from the program for an appropriate period or dismissed for a repeat offense. Students who lie or otherwise mislead other students or faculty in matters pertaining to aviation studies will be suspended for an appropriate period or dismissed for a repeat offense.
  • Other antisocial behavior such as financial irresponsibility, offensive personal habits, continued intemperate or profane language, or crimes committed under the U.S. or state codes will be individually considered by the director, and suspension or dismissal is required when appropriate.

Each student, upon submission of his or her entrance application, automatically agrees with this prerogative and further agrees to take no legal action against JU or any staff or faculty member as a result of dismissal or accidents wherein negligence on the part of the University is not considered as the primary cause of any accident or incident.


ANTI-DRUG PROGRAM
Jacksonville University is committed to the highest aviation safety standards. In accordance with the Davis Aviation Center's safety “culture,” the university has endorsed an anti-drug program implemented and administered by our flight school contractor, Aerosim Flight Academy. As a result, all students taking part in flight training at JU will be required to participate in a random drug testing program. Any student known to engage in illegal drugs will be terminated from the flight training program . For additional information about this program please contact our flight school at (904) 641-5774.

 

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