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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
Prerequisites
A mandatory orientation is required before admission to the program.

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.

 

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

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

Instrument Pilot Certificate

  Flight Hours Hourly Rate with Fuel Total
Aircraft Rental 60 minimum hours $116.58 $6,994.80
Pre and Post Briefings 60 hours $12.00 $720.00
Dual Instruction 60 hours $40.00 $2,400.00
Total Flight Fee Costs     $10,114.80

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

Private Pilot Certificate

  Flight Hours Hourly Rate with Fuel Total
Aircraft Rental 60 minimum hours $116.58 $6,994.80
Pre and Post Briefings 60 hours $12.00 $720.00
Dual Instruction 47 hours $40.00 $1,880.00
Total Flight Fee Costs     $9,514.80

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


Other Exams

FAA Knowledge Test – 3 @ $150.00 each
     Check for current cost with instructor.

$450.00

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

$150.00
FAA Check Ride – 3 @ Examiner Fee (approximately $500.00 each) $1,500.00
FAA Check Ride – 3 @ Aircraft Rental Fee (approximately $200.00 each) $600.00

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 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  4CR

AVP 265, Certified Flight Instructor II  4CR

AVP 268, Instrument Flight Instructor  4CR

AVP 190, Crew Resource Management I  3CR

AVP 195, Crew Resource Management II  3CR

AVP 218, Multi-Engine Instructor Certification MEI  3CR

AVP 271, Multi-Engine Certification  3CR

Optional Elective Courses

AVP 118, Private Pilot Practical Test Standards I  4CR

AVP 138, Private Pilot Practical Test Standards II  4CR

AVP 152, Instrument Pilot Practical Test Standards III  4CR

AVP 172, Instrument Pilot Practical Test Standards IV  4CR

AVP 223, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards V  4CR

AVP 257, Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards VI  4CR

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. 

Flight Training for AVP 105

AVP 105 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 10 $1,165.80 $400.00
Solo 0 $0.00  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $400.00
     Combined      Total     $1,285.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

 

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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 110

AVP 110 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 10 $1,165.80 $400.00
Solo 0.5 $58.29  
Pre/Post 10.5 $126.00  
Total   $1,350.09 $400.00
 Combined   Total                       $             1,750.09  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 115

AVP 115 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 7.5 $874.35 $300.00
Solo 2.0 $233.16  
Pre/Post 9.5 $114.00  
Total   $1,221.51 $300.00
Combined Total                         $1,521.51  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 125

AVP 125 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 5.5 $641.19 $220.00
Solo 4.5 $524.61  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $220.00
   Combined  Total           $1,505.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 130

AVP 130 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 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 135

AVP 135 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 10 $1,165.80 $400.00
Solo 0 $0.00  
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $400.00
Combined Total     $1,685.80  

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 140

AVP 140 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 10 $1,165.80 $400.00
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $400.00
Combined Total     $1,685.80

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 145

AVP 145 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 9 $1,049.22 $360.00
Pre/Post 9 $108.00  
Total   $1,157.22 $360.00
Combined Total     $1,854.38

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 150

AVP 150 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 11 $1,282.38 $440.00
Pre/Post 11 $132.00  
Total   $1,414.38 $440.00
Combined Total     $1,854.38

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 155

AVP 155 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 10 $1,165.80 $400.00
Pre/Post 10 $120.00  
Total   $1,285.80 $400.00
Combined Total     $1,685.80

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 160

AVP 160 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 8 $932.64 $320.00
Pre/Post 8 $96.00  
Total   $1,028.64 $320.00
Combined Total     $1,348.64

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

Flight Training for AVP 170

AVP 170 Flight Hours Aircraft* Dual
Dual-172 12 $1,398.96 $480.00
Pre/Post 12 $144.00  
Total   $1,542.96 $480.00
Combined Total     $2,022.96

*Aircraft costs vary with the current fuel market price.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of 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. 

 

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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AAT Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
 Technical Course Requirements96
AAT General Education Requirements18
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits117

AAT General Education Requirements

Total Credits
18
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 Requirements23
Computer Literacy Requirements3
 Total Credits122

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

Total Credits
23
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 September 09, 2016.