Aviation Science Mission Statement
The mission of UVU Aviation Science is to provide a superior educational experience which prepares students for successful careers and promotes responsible citizenship in a global aviation environment. Degrees are offered through technology-enhanced traditional classroom and innovative online delivery methods. Simulations and flight training are integrated with scholarly work to create a complete and well-balanced aeronautics program. The curriculum is developed through ties with industry to incorporate changing standards in technology and procedural advances. Our student-centered approach encourages leadership and engaged life-long learning. We emphasize public awareness and safety in aviation as our commitment to the community at large.
Utah Valley University Aviation Science
UVU is considered the third largest collegiate aviation program in the U.S. based on student enrollment. Students training at our Provo, Utah facility have the opportunity to fly in the safest, most advanced equipment available. UVU remains an industry trendsetter with an all-Diamond fleet of more than 25 aircraft, multiple flight simulation training devices, excellent classroom facilities, and successful job placement. In addition, an award-winning online degree program caters to aspiring pilots across the country as well as a wide variety of current and future industry professionals.
Utah Valley University
The University traces its origin to 1941 when Central Utah Vocational School was established as part of the Provo school district and was charged with providing vocational education for the region. It became a state institution in 1945, and in 1953 the name was changed to the Utah Trade and Technical Institute. In 2008, Utah Valley State College became Utah Valley University. Utah Valley now enrolls over 24,000 students and is ranked among the top five comprehensive public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.