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2017-2018 Catalog

Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology - Career Pilot Option, AAS


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A 60 18 0 A2

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 59011

The Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology curriculum prepares individuals for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers with commercial airlines, general aviation operations, the aerospace industry, the military, and state and federal aviation organizations.

Course work includes fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, and instrument and commercial ground training. Optional course work includes flight and simulator training or business management training.

Graduates will hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating or specialize in aviation management. Graduates may find employment as commercial, corporate, and military pilots, fixed base operators and airport managers, flight instructors, and flight dispatchers.

Attainment of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate is required for Career Pilot degree completion, which means that the student is responsible for obtaining all flight training at an offsite facility and will incur associated costs.

Upon successful completion of the Career Pilot Option, the graduate should be able to:

  • Pilot an aircraft (for some positions, certain specific certifications are required e.g., C.F.I, M.E.I, and C.F.I.I.);
  • Communicate effectively
  • Employ electronic resources to research and analyze data
  • Operate within the ethical, legal, and regulatory standards of the industry
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve aviation problems
  • Relate effectively to aviation customers
  • Employ scientific and aerodynamic principles to safely and efficiently operate an aircraft

Fall Semester I


Total Credits: 18


Total Credits: 19


Fall Semester II


Total Credits: 17


Spring Semester II


Total Credits: 17


Total credit hours required for degree: 71


Electives


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