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Associate in Science

Professional Pilot Technology (2258)

Earn your wings through this excellent curriculum which includes flight training through a local FAA-approved flight school. This program provides you with the knowledge, skills and FAA certificates that are required to begin a civilian career as an FAA-certified flight instructor and commercial pilot. The program is intended for those who want to complete the A.S. degree and begin a rewarding career. Upon completion, you will have earned the following FAA certificates and ratings: commercial, airplane single and multi-engine land, commercial instrument, and commercial flight instructor.

You may receive college credit for previous flight and ground school courses, or currently held FAA certificates; however, awarding of such credit will be based solely on Florida Community College’s evaluation of your certificate(s), training and competency. Beginning with the 2003/2004 catalog year, after enrollment, you will only receive college credit for flight training earned through an FCCJ-contracted flight school. Prior to beginning flight training, students will be required to pass a flight physical from an FAA-approved medical examiner.

This associate degree articulates into a bachelor’s of science degree program in Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. See more information on articulation.

Estimated tuition is $4,250 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Estimated cost of textbooks, materials and fees is $500.
Estimated cost of in-flight training is roughly $38,960 (see notes).

More Information Online
The Federal Aviation Administration website

Professional Pilot Technology (2258)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Social and Behavioral Science 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
  *Humanities 3
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
ATT 1100 Private Pilot Ground School 3
ASC 1210 Aviation Weather 3
ASC 1310 Federal Aviation Regulations 3
ATF 1104 Primary Flight 4
ATT 1110 Commercial Pilot Ground School 3
ATF 2200 Instrument Flight 4
ASC 2110 Advanced Air Navigation 3
ATT 1120 Instrument Rating Ground School 4
ATF 2400 Commercial Flight 5
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
#ATF 2500 Certified Flight Instructor 2
  or #ATF 2401 Multi-Engine Flight  
  Credit Hours 37

Professional Electives (minimum 12 credit hours)
ATT 2131 Certified Flight Instructor Ground
AVM 2941 Aviation Operations Internship 3
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 3
#ATF 2500 Certified Flight Instructor 2
#ATF 2401 Multi-Engine Flight 2
FIN 2100 Personal Finance 3
INP 1390 Human Relations in Business and
BSC 1005 Life in Its Biological Environment 3
ATT 1810 Environment of the Air Traffic
ASC 1010 History of Air Transportation/
National Airspace System
ENC 2210 Technical Report Writing 3
AVM 2120 Air Cargo Operations 3
AVM 2410 Principles of Airport Management 3
AVM 1010 Aviation Management 3
ASC 2870 Aviation Safety 3
AVM 1440 Aviation and Airport Security 3
  Credit Hours 12

Total Program Credits: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
#Either ATF 2500 or ATF 2401 may be used to meet Professional Course Requirements, however, it is recommended that students take both courses for maximum employment potential. Students taking both courses may use one of them to satisfy an elective requirement.

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. See the Transfer Guide for more information.

Flight Training Costs (for Spring Semester 2007)

  • ATF 1104 Primary Flight Training: $6,290
  • ATF 2200 Instrument Flight Training: $6,560
  • ATF 2400 Commercial Flight Training: $16,510
  • ATF 2500 Certified Flight Instructor: $5,575


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