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Commercial Pilot Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 4 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
A mandatory orientation is required before admission to the program.

The Commercial Pilot Certificate allows the holder to fly for hire in a variety of pilot positions. Content of the course includes advanced aircraft performance maneuvers and cross-country flight. Students receive advanced training in aircraft systems, meteorology, and aircraft performance.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), and social sciences (psychology, sociology) that enhance personal development and provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built.

 

Professional Pilot Aircraft Rental Rates

Plane Rate *Fuel Cost Per Gallon Fuel Consumption Rate Hourly Rate with Fuel
Cessna 172 $80.13 $4.05 9 GHP $116.58
Cessna 182RG $124.36 $4.05 14 GHP $181.06

*Aircraft costs will vary with the current fuel market price.

 

 

Professional Pilot Flight Fees

Commercial Pilot Certificate

  Flight Hours Hourly Rate with Fuel Total
Aircraft Rental 102 minimum hours $116.58 $11,891.16
Aircraft Rental 18 minimum hours $181.06 $3,259.08
Pre and Post Briefings 120 hours $12.00 $1,440.00
Dual Instruction 55 hour $40.00 $2,200.00
Total Flight Fee Costs     $18,790.24

*Aircraft costs will vary with the current fuel market price.

Other Exams

FAA Knowledge Test – 1@ $150.00 each
     Check for current cost with instructor.

$150.00

FAA Medical exam
     Check with FAA examiner for current cost.
     FAA medical and examiner fee paid to provider.

$150.00
FAA Check Ride – 1 @ Examiner Fee (approximately $500.00 each) $500.00
FAA Check Ride – 1 @ Aircraft Rental Fee (approximately $200.00 each) $200.00

Employability Requirements: To be employed as a professional pilot, at the minimum, one must possess a commercial pilot certificate. This certificate is obtained by passing a Federal Aviation Administration written test and a flight test, and obtaining a Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 17 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards and possess an FAA private pilot certificate and FAA instrument rating. Second class FAA medical certificate required prior to the first day of class. Please contact instructor for details.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that U.S. citizens prove citizenship status before beginning flight training by providing a current passport or birth certificate and driver’s license. Non-U.S. students must submit to a background and fingerprint check from the TSA prior to beginning training. Contact instructor for details.

FAA minimum flight and ground hours required for certification.

Prerequisite is a Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating.  Minimum course requirements consist of an additional 120 hours of flight time consisting of 65 hours solo time and 55 hours of dual instruction. Required ground training is 35 hours and pre and post flight briefings—11 hours.

Please note that many students need additional training hours to master the required competencies. 

Optional Elective Courses

AVP 223, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards V  4CR

AVP 257, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards VI  4CR

Note: Students often complete their program requirements at different rates due to their own skills and abilities and the availability of aircraft and suitable weather. Thus, the number of quarters needed to satisfactorily complete all of the requirements may exceed those listed above in some cases.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
AVP 175Commercial Pilot I4
AVP 180Commercial Pilot II4
AVP 185Commercial Pilot III4
AVP 210Commercial Pilot IV4
AVP 215Commercial Pilot V4
AVP 220Commercial Pilot VI4
AVP 230Commercial Pilot VII4
AVP 235Commercial Pilot VIII4
AVP 240Commercial Pilot IX4
AVP 245Commercial Pilot X4
AVP 250Commercial Pilot XI4
AVP 255CAPCommercial Pilot XII4
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits66

Commercial Pilot I

Item #
AVP 175
Total Credits
4

Acquire initial VFR cross-country flight training. Pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio navigation will be covered. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 175

AVP 175 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 8 $932.64 $320.00
Solo 3 $349.74  
Pre/Post 11 $132.00  
Total   $1,414.38 $320.00
Combined Total     $1,734.38  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument-Airplane Rating. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot II

Item #
AVP 180
Total Credits
4

Receive additional VFR cross-country flight training. Additional flight training will encompass mountain flying techniques and local night flight operations. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 180

AVP 180 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 0 $0.00 $0.00
Solo 10.5 $1,224.09  
Pre/Post 10.5 $126.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $0.00
Combined Total     $1,350.09  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 175 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot III

Item #
AVP 185
Total Credits
4

Receive final training in VFR cross-country flight and night operations. The cross-country flight hours required for Commercial Pilot Certification will be completed. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 185

AVP 185 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 0 $0.00 $0.00
Solo 8.5 $990.93  
Pre/Post 8.5 $102.00  
Total   $1,092.93 $0.00
Combined Total     $1,092.93

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 180 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot IV

Item #
AVP 210
Total Credits
4

Receive initial flight and ground training in high performance Commercial Pilot Certification maneuvers. Flight maneuver training includes chandelles, lazy eights, steep power turns and accuracy landings. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 210

AVP 210 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 0 $0.00 $0.00
Solo 11 $1,282.38  
Pre/Post 11 $132.00  
Total   $1,414.38 $0.00
Combined Total     $1,414.38  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Grade of C or better in AVP 185 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot V

Item #
AVP 215
Total Credits
4

Gain additional aeronautical knowledge and flying skills necessary for advanced precision flight maneuvers. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 215

AVP 215 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 3 $349.74 $120.00
Solo 7 $120.00  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $120.00
Combined Total     $1,405.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 210 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot VI

Item #
AVP 220
Total Credits
4

Receive advanced training in all the required Commercial Pilot Certification maneuvers. Flying proficiency in these maneuvers will meet the requirements set forth in the FAA Practical Test Standards. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 120

AVP 120 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 5 $582.90 $200.00
Solo 4 $466.32  
Pre/Post 9 $108.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $200.00
Combined Total     $1,357.22  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 215 or equivalent.
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Commercial Pilot VII

Item #
AVP 230
Total Credits
4

Operate a high-performance aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant-speed propeller. Basic flight maneuvers and aircraft systems will be covered. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 230

AVP 230 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 4.5 $524.61 $180.00
Solo 5 $582.90  
Pre/Post 9.5 $114.00  
Total   $1,221.51 $180.00
Combined Total     $1,401.51  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Grade of C or better in AVP 220 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot VIII

Item #
AVP 235
Total Credits
4

Operate a high-performance aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant-speed propeller. Advanced flight maneuvers as well as emergency procedures will be mastered. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 235

AVP 235 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 6.5 $757.77 $260.00
Solo 4.0 $466.32  
Pre/Post 10.5 $126.00  
Total   $1,350.09 $260.00
Combined Total     $1,610.09

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 230 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot IX

Item #
AVP 240
Total Credits
4

Operate a high-performance aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant-speed propeller. Increase proficiency in advance flight maneuvers and emergency procedures. Obtain logbook endorsement for the operation of High Performance Airplanes. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 240

AVP 240 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 4 $466.32 $160.00
Solo 6 $699.48  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $160.00
Combined Total     $1,445.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 235 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot X

Item #
AVP 245
Total Credits
4

Receive initial preparative training to increase aeronautical skills and experience to meet the requirements for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot Certificate. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 245

AVP 245 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 4 $466.32 $160.00
Solo 6 $699.48  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $160.00
Combined Total     $1,445.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Grade of C or better in AVP 240 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot XI

Item #
AVP 250
Total Credits
4

Receive additional preparative training to increase aeronautical skills and experience to meet the requirements for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot Certificate. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 250

AVP 250 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 2 $233.16 $80.00
Solo 0 $0.00  
Dual-182 8 $1,448.48 $320.00
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,801.64 $400.00
Combined Total     $2,201.64  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of AVP 245 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Commercial Pilot XII

Item #
AVP 255CAP
Total Credits
4

Receive final advanced preparative training to increase aeronautical skills and experience to meet the requirements for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot Certificate. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 255

AVP 255 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 0 $0.00 $0.00
Solo 0 $0.00  
Dual-182 10 $1,810.60 $400.00
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,930.60 $400.00
Combined Total     $2,330.60 

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
AVP 250 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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This page was last updated on September 09, 2016.