2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Flight Technology Program Video

Aviation Flight Technology (A.A.S)

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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.

General Education Requirements - 21 Credit Hours

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the “CORE 42.”  CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.

Please refer to the MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

Mathematical Sciences - 3 Credit Hours

Written Communications - 6 Credit Hours

Oral Communications - 3 Credit Hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 Credit Hours

Institutional Electives - 6 Credit Hours

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