A.A.S. Degree: 63 Hours
The Aviation Flight Technology degree prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills of students who plan a career in the flying and/or navigation of commercial passenger and cargo, agricultural, public service, corporate and rescue fixed-wing aircraft. Includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications, navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft. In order to complete the program, students must successfully pass the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] Private, Commercial, and Instrument computer examinations. The program leads to FAA certification as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating. Persons wishing to be airline pilots will need to transfer to a 4-year program to complete an Airline Transport Certificate [ATP].
This program is selective admission and complies with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations. Prior to registration, students must provide a valid driver's license AND official birth certificate with raised seal OR a US Passport for Transportation Security Administration verification purposes; FAA Flight Physical. Non-US citizens will need to undergo Transportation Security Administration (TSA) processing.