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If You’re Looking for an Aviation Program accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI), that provides unparalleled flying and internship opportunities in an international airport environment, that uses a hands-on, studentcentered, problem-based approach to learning, and focuses on assuring you are connected with a network of aviation professionals after graduation, then consider Westminster College Aviation.


TWO AVIATION DEGREE PROGRAMS Our Aviation Management and Flight Operations majors provide you with strong connections to aviation professions and a solid liberal education foundation, which expand your educational horizons and professional opportunities. And at Westminster, we don’t just say you’ll develop those crucial skills employers expect— you will have proof of those skills upon graduation with a fully-developed portfolio that will set you apart from other applicants.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS MAJOR

AVIATION MANAGEMENT MAJOR

Do you love to fly?

The sky is not the limit.

This major prepares you to become a professional pilot with airlines, corporations, or the military.

Some of the most exciting jobs in aviation are on the ground. If you would like to combine your love of aviation with your passion for business, look no further. At Westminster, our strong business core, aviation management curriculum, and internship opportunities will prepare you for virtually any area of the constantly expanding aviation industry—from running an airline to selling airplanes.

As a Flight Operations major, you’ll not only earn the FAA-required ratings and certificates, but you’ll go far beyond the minimums. Our unique FITS-approved part-141 curriculum will give you an extra edge over other pilot applicants. At Westminster, you’ll develop the flying skills, knowledge, and decision-making skills that employers expect from the pilots they hire, all at one of the best colleges in America.

In the Aviation Management major, you will benefit from our strong integration with the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. You will complete the entire business core, deepening your management skills. And through your involvement in the classroom and the dozens of clubs and organizations at Westminster, you will develop the leadership skills you need to get ahead in aviation.


Westminster College: Providing year-round flying in a variety of flying environments. At Westminster, our planes fly an average of 300 days a year from the Salt Lake City International Airport. The following percentages of “good flying days” are provided by the National Weather Service: • • • • • • • • • • • •

January - 58% February - 72% March - 88% April - 92% May - 95% June - 98% July - 99% August - 99% September - 98% October - 96% November - 86% December - 67%

Our regular flight training location, supplemented by May term and other unique flying opportunities, provide our students with the variety of flying experiences not found elsewhere. Westminster students fly in a wide variety of weather conditions and terrain that other locations cannot offer.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES At Westminster, internships are completed with the close support of academic advisors and professors. Students can take internships at one of the already established local-aviation-focused businesses in Salt Lake City or we will work with them to arrange out-of-state or even out-of-country internship experiences. Students who complete an internship at Westminster build valuable skills, have proof of those skills, and develop a strong, comprehensive plan for the next steps of their careers. For flight students, our unique flight instructor internship gives

new certified flight instructors the opportunity to work with a mentor instructor and a flight student to develop strong teaching skills. This paid internship provides CFI students with the experiences needed to be qualified for topquality instructor positions such as those at Westminster College. Westminster students have completed internships with dozens of organizations. Among them are the following: • Aloha Airlines • American Airlines • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport • Delta Airlines • Jet Blue • Million Air • Town of Newport • SkyWest Airlines • SLC Department of Airports


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Simulation Equipment: Frasca 142 with wraparound visuals, a Frasca 141, a glass cockpit jet trainer, an MFD (Modular Flight Deck), and severalPCATDs (Personal Computer Aircraft Training Devices). Software: Gleim Test prep software (to prepare you for FAA written tests) and Pilot Communications Training for the IFR and VFR environment.

The Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, Aviation, and Entrepreneurship Learn in one of the most technologically advanced facilities for business education in the country, with interactive classrooms, Entrepreunership and Investment Centers, and a Behavioral Simulation and Team Learning Lab.

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Location, Location, Location Ask students why they chose Westminster and “location” will top the list. What’s not to like? Within 30 minutes of campus you can be skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canyoneering, hiking, spelunking, or rafting. Internships and Employment Opportunities: Strong connections with business firms, high-tech companies, health care facilities, financial institutions, and state and local government offices. Entertainment: Multiple offerings for college students, such as music clubs and festivals, restaurants and coffee shops, and independent movie theaters. Cultural Resources: Utah Symphony and Opera, professional dance and theatre companies, art galleries. Park City’s famous Sundance Film Festival, the Greek Festival, Groovefest, Reggae on the Mountain, and more.


Cody Gillins ‘13 Hometown: Littleton, MA Major: Aviation: Flight Operations Cody Gillins transferred from a college in the East, drawn by the reputation of the aviation program and a sizable transfer student scholarship. Cody is optimistic about his future in light of the increased demands forecast for pilots in the next 5-10 years. No doubt the enthusiasm of this future pilot, combined with his Westminster education, will take him wherever he wants to go.

“If you know how to fly, you can go anywhere you want to go.

It’s an awesome feeling!” Flight Operations Center at Salt Lake City International Airport Train in class B airspace at a major airport (just 15 minutes from campus) serving all major US airlines and many international carriers. Facilities include: Individual briefing rooms, flight training devices, a classroom, student lounge, and staff offices. Westminster Fleet: A variety of well-equipped airplanes selected to ensure you are well prepared for the

wide variety of entry level positions in the aviation industry. All airplanes are GPS equipped and several have the “full-glass” Garmin 1000 systems. • 8 Piper Archers, basic trainers • 2 Piper Arrows, transitions to a complex trainer • 2 Cessnas 172 SP, equipped with a Garmin 1000 • Piper Seminole, multi-engine trainer • Micco SP-26, our aerobatics airplace that also provides upset/unusual attitude training along with limited aerobatics and spin training


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Founded in 1875, Westminster College is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and focused on developing new and innovative models for teaching and learning.

Enrollment: Approximately 2,500 undergraduates and 800 graduate students from 43 states and 30 countries.

Clubs and organizations: More than 50 academic, professional, and special-interest groups.

National Recognition The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges (2011 edition) ranks Westminster in the top 15% of colleges and universities in North America; 13th for quality of life; and as one of America’s Best Value Colleges. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the West.

Location Salt Lake City’s eclectic Sugar House neighborhood: Restaurants and shopping within walking distance; a 10-minute drive from the downtown business district, a center of financial services, technology, health care, bioscience, and communications; a 30-minute drive from world-class, year-round mountain recreation, including seven major resorts.

Academics Academic calendar: Fall and spring semester system with a 3-week May Term and one summer term. Academic programs: More than 70 academic programs, including minors and special opportunities such as the Honors program, pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental), 3-2 engineering program, study abroad, internships, independent study, and research.

Academic profile, Class of ’15: Average ACT: 25 (SAT equivalent 1110); average GPA: 3.5 Faculty: 140 full-time; 214 parttime faculty: 99% hold the highest degree available in their fields Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; average class size is 17.

Campus Resources Campus: 27-acre campus with 28 buildings, including residence halls, dining areas, academic buildings and labs, library, facilities for athletics and recreation, and performance spaces Special facilities and resources: • New platinum-LEED-certified 60,000-square-foot Meldrum Science Center • Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory for Music and Theatre • Center for Financial Analysis in the Gore School of Business • Flight Operations Center at Salt Lake International Airport • Spectacular Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center

Athletics and recreation: 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams (the Griffins); most compete in NAIA Division I; club sports include tennis, bowling, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding; extensive individual fitness and wellness resources.

Admissions and Financial Aid Ranked among the “Great Schools, Great Prices” in U.S.News & World Report.

We will be nationally recognized as an exemplary community of learners, distinguished by our distinctive educational programs, our record of preparing graduates for success in a rapidly changing world, and our commitment to continuous improvement, effectiveness, and value.

Application: You can apply online using the Westminster application or the Common Application. A Westminster print application is available in PDF format. Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, or summer admission; priority financial aid deadline: April 15; on-campus housing deadline: May 15. Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2012–2013: Tuition: $27,740; Room and board: $7,890. Financial aid: More than 97% of incoming freshmen received financial aid: average award (2011–2012): $23,700.

Success Edge Westminster students acquire the skills, savvy, and confidence to succeed, wherever their career or life paths lead. Westminster College administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and benefi ts in a manner which does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identifi cation, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or a person’s status as a veteran.

Office of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free 800.748.4753 admission@westminstercollege.edu

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