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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Pilot (PPIL) (A.T.)

The Jeppesen–Sanderson integrated flight training program is utilized to obtain private, commercial, instrument, and multi-engine ratings.

The two-year associate degree emphasizes business courses as a complement to the English, math, and science requirements. Professional pilot graduates may fly as charter, business, corporate, or airline pilots. The flight training program is FAR 141 approved. The approval allows students to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight-hour requirement in 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

Flight training is conducted in Cessna 172s, Beechcraft Bonanzas, Beechcraft Barons, and a Beechcraft C-90 King Air. Both standard and full graphics simulators are used for additional training benefit.

The lab times reflected in the pilot courses are minimum times. Significant time commitment is necessary for labs and flight training. This program requires additional costs above the standard tuition, books, and supplies. Students must possess a current medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner prior to starting flight training.

Associate’s degree requirements (65 credit hours)