Aviation Department

About the Aviation Programs

Westminster offers 2 degree options supported by the broad educational foundation employers want.

Aviation Flight Operations

Your Path to a Professional Pilot Career

The Aviation Flight Operations program prepares you for a career as a professional pilot in the airline and corporate aviation industries. As with many professions, there are minimum qualifications that make you more attractive to potential employers. At Westminster, you will gain the flight skills, knowledge, and judgement that take you well beyond the minimum requirements set by the FAA. You are entering a field that is competitive. The minimum is not enough. Westminster will help you get the edge you need by providing you with opportunities to go above and beyond.

Aviation Management

Your Path to an Aviation Business Career

The Aviation Management program at Westminster offers a balanced curriculum that combines a broad general education with a strong foundation of business and specialized courses and experiences in aviation management. The specialized aviation courses allow you to focus on your area of interest and the internship experience will allow you to get started on your desired career path. The Westminster Aviation Management program is designed to provide you flexibility in determining your specific career path, because there are so many opportunities in the aviation business field.


The Westminster College Flight Operations Center is located in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake City International Airport, approximately 15–20 minutes from Westminster College's main campus.

The facility includes a dispatch/reception area, staff offices, numerous individual briefing rooms, and a student lounge.


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The Aviation Program earned the 2016 Department of Distinction award at the Westminster Annual Employee Appreciation Gala this past February.

Westminster is a 2016 Top Hawk airplane recipient! Only four schools in the nation have this honor. Read the press release to learn more.

The Aviation Program was also featured in a recent article in the Westminster Review.

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