William L. Anneseley, Ph.D., Department Chair
204 Tom Jackson Industrial Arts Building
Faculty: R. Consigny and J. McBryan
General Statement: A Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Aeronautical and Industrial Technology is offered with three (3) Concentrations: Industrial Electronics Technology, Aviation Management, and Aviation Flight Training. Students may complete the first two years of study at Nashville State Community College or Columbia State Community College. Specific information can be found on the News and Interest page of the AIT website at www.tnstate.edu/ait.
The mission of the department is to provide the student with knowledge of the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science to enable them to have the capability to apply those principles within the aeronautical and industrial technology sectors.
The department programs draw upon the principles and applications of sound business management, Liberal Arts and the latest in engineering. These principles are applied in the proper utilization of products, services and the management of equipment, resources and personnel.
The Program Educational Objectives for the Aeronautical & Industrial Technology program within a few years of graduation are as follows:
- The ability to apply knowledge of physical sciences, mathematics and scientific approach to the engineering/technology analysis and design as productive aeronautical and industrial technicians.
- To work effectively on multidisciplinary teams for the optimum solution of a wide range of aeronautical & industrial technical problems in an ethical, managerial, and professional manner.
- To continue an active program of lifelong learning and continuing education while seeking information of global and societal contemporary issues both within and outside the aeronautical/industrial professions.
- To seek positions of greater responsibility and leadership as a practitioner and as a member of technical and professional organizations.
- To demonstrate an ever expanding command of the most effective ways of interfacing the basic factors of production, people, machines, material information, and energy in the making or processing of a product.
The educational objectives for the Department of Aeronautical and Industrial Technology are as follows:
- To provide the student with the knowledge of physical sciences, mathematics and engineering courses so that he/she has the capability to apply those principles within the aeronautical and industrial sector,
- To familiarize the student with the systematic scientific approach to the identification and solution of practical problems encountered in the working environment,
- To guide the student in determining the most effective ways for an organization to use the basic factors of production, people, machines, materials information, and energy in the making or processing a product,
- To assist the student in developing managerial skills,
- To develop professional attitudes, ethical character and a thorough understanding of the individual’s role in society from both a national and international perspective,
- To provide the student with intellectual challenges designed to stimulate a curiosity and desire for lifelong learning, and
- To provide students with opportunities which will prepare them to interact effectively in multi-cultural and multi-discipline environments.
Elective Courses: In addition to the three concentrations, there are elective courses in the following areas: Aviation Management, Airport Management, Aviation Meteorology, Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine, CFI, CFII, Theory of Flight and Engines, Aviation Legislation and Aviation Safety.
The Department of Aeronautical and Industrial Technology is affiliated with the following organizations: University Aviation Association, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, Aviation Accreditation Board International, and Tennessee Aviation Association.
The Industrial Electronics Technology Concentration prepares students for positions in business and industry that require a broad technical and management background. It emphasizes the maintenance, operation and management of systems and sub-systems within the industrial and manufacturing sector.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Aeronautical and Industrial Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.
The Aviation Science Programs are designated to provide a coordinated program combining liberal arts with concentrations in either Aviation Flight Training or Aviation Management. These concentrations lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree. Students interested in future positions in industry-related aviation, especially as either pilots or as managers, will benefit from these concentrations. Tennessee State University is recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Education Resource Center. Additionally, the University holds an FAR Part 141 Air Agency Certificate (TUOS674K) from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct pilot ground school training.
Flight training is conducted through affiliate flight training schools located within a ten-mile radius of the main campus. Flight fees represent an additional cost to the student and are subject to market driven forces. For a list of affiliate flight schools and related costs, please contact Dr. William L. Anneseley, Department Chair.
Academic credit for pilot certificates and ratings will be in accordance with FAR Part 141 or 61 and in accordance with pertinent University policies. Incoming freshman and transfer students must make an appointment with the Department Chair in order to have their FAA Certificates properly evaluated and documented.
CoursesAeronautical & Industrial Technology