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Professional Pilot AAT and AAS-T Degree

degree Info at a Glance
Type
AAT and AAS-T Degree
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters

A professional pilot possesses a commercial pilot certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Students graduating from this course usually begin their careers as flight instructors. After working as a flight instructor for one to two years, most progress into charter flight, corporate flying, and commuter or major commercial airlines.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

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 16 1/2 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards, and must obtain a second-class FAA medical examination 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.

Note: Students complete the Professional Pilot Program requirements at different rates due to their own skills and abilities, availability of planes and weather conditions that can alter scheduled flying times. Thus, the number of quarters needed to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements may exceed those listed above. Students must meet FAA flight time requirements prior to graduation.

Optional Training

AVP 260, Certified Flight Instructor I

AVP 265, Certified Flight Instructor II

AVP 268, Instrument Flight Instructor

Optional Elective Courses

AVP 118, Private Pilot Practical Test Standards I

AVP 138, Private Pilot Practical Test Standards II

AVP 152, Instrument Pilot Practical Test Standards III

AVP 172, Instrument Pilot Practical Test Standards IV

AVP 223, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards V

AVP 257, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards VI

Degree Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
AVP 105Private Pilot I4
AVP 110Private Pilot II4
AVP 115Private Pilot III4
AVP 125Private Pilot IV4
AVP 130Private Pilot V4
AVP 135CAPPrivate Pilot VI4
AVP 140Instrument Pilot I4
AVP 145Instrument Pilot II4
AVP 150Instrument Pilot III4
AVP 155Instrument Pilot IV4
AVP 160Instrument Pilot V4
AVP 170CAPInstrument Pilot VI4
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
 Technical Credits96

Private Pilot I

Item #
AVP 105
Total Credits
4

Training in basic aircraft control, aircraft systems, airport procedures, and traffic pattern operations. 

Prerequisites
FAA Class II Medical with Student Pilot Certificate prior to the first day of class. Instructor permission only.
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Private Pilot II

Item #
AVP 110
Total Credits
4

Covers aircraft control, establishing and maintaining specific flight attitudes, and ground reference maneuvers. 

Prerequisites
AVP 105 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Private Pilot III

Item #
AVP 115
Total Credits
4

Basic performance maneuvers, traffic pattern procedures, and takeoffs and landings. Upon successful completion, students will solo the aircraft. 

Prerequisites
AVP 110 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Private Pilot IV

Item #
AVP 125
Total Credits
4

Introduces knowledge, skills and aeronautical experience necessary to successfully complete the navigation and cross-country flight portion of flight training. 

Prerequisites
Grade of C or better in AVP 115 or equivalent. Pre-solo written exam must be completed with a passing grade. Instructor permission only.
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Private Pilot V

Item #
AVP 130
Total Credits
4

Provides the knowledge, skill and aeronautical experience necessary to read and understand disseminated weather reports and forecasts. Meets the requirements for cross-country navigation and basic instrument flight. 

Prerequisites
AVP 125 or equivalent. Pre-solo written exam must be completed with a passing grade. Instructor permission only.
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Private Pilot VI

Item #
AVP 135CAP
Total Credits
4

Gain the proficiency to meet the requirements necessary for FAA Private Pilot Certification with an Airplane Category and Single-Engine Class Rating. 

Prerequisites
AVP 130 or equivalent. Pre-solo written exam must be completed with a passing grade. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot I

Item #
AVP 140
Total Credits
4

Introduces skills that will establish a strong foundation in basic attitude instrument flying and basic instrument navigation. 

Prerequisites
FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot II

Item #
AVP 145
Total Credits
4

Perform precision attitude instrument flight, including advanced navigation techniques and procedures. 

Prerequisites
AVP 140 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot III

Item #
AVP 150
Total Credits
4

Apply advanced navigation techniques and perform holding pattern entry procedures. 

Prerequisites
AVP 145 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot IV

Item #
AVP 155
Total Credits
4

Perform holding patterns and instrument approach procedures. 

Prerequisites
Grade of C or better in AVP 150 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot V

Item #
AVP 160
Total Credits
4

Perform cross-country flight using advanced navigation procedures. Use ATC communication procedures and conduct instrument departures, arrivals and approaches. 

Prerequisites
AVP 155 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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Instrument Pilot VI

Item #
AVP 170CAP
Total Credits
4

Acquire the flight and aeronautical knowledge proficiency required for the issuance of the FAA Instrument-Airplane Rating. 

Prerequisites
AVP 160 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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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. 

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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

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. 

Prerequisites
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. 

Prerequisites
AVP 250 or equivalent. Instructor permission only.
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AAT Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements96
AAT General Education Requirements15
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits114

AAT General Education Requirements

Total Credits
15
To receive an AAT degree students must meet the following requirements
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Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Credits
3
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AAS-T Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements96
AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements20
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits119

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

Total Credits
20
All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:
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Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Credits
3
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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.