Farmingdale State College's Department of Aviation offers a collegiate aviation program on Long Island NY. The faculty and professional staff are fully committed to providing students with the personal and professional skills that will enable them to enter and succeed in the exciting field of aviation. The Professional Pilot program provides training for entry-level pilot positions within the air transportation industry. Typically, one becomes a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) while earning advanced pilot ratings, and building flight hours in complex and twin engine aircraft. Presently, regional carriers are seeking candidates with 400 to 600 hours of Pilot in Command and a Multi-Engine rating, and the bachelor’s degree. The second program the department oversees is the BS in Aviation Administration that supplies the region with qualified administrators, offering concentrations in Airport Management and Air Cargo Management. They are the largest collegiate Flight School in the Northeast Region and the only SUNY School to offer a 4 Year Degree Program in Aeronautical Science. The Aviation Center averages 5,800 Flight Hours a Year in Solo and Dual Flight Instruction. They average over 5 FAA Certification Rides per month and over 20 Student Progression/Stage Checks per month.