Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Aviation Technology

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Associate of Science (382.1)

This program trains you to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Single/Multi-Engine Land License with an Instrument rating.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate flight competency and exceed FAA minimum requirements of pilot proficiency in the required aircraft.
  2. Identify, analyze and operate in adverse meteorological conditions.
  3. Synthesize and apply new and existing technologies in the field of aviation.
  4. Apply crew resource management skills and demonstrate professional appearance.
  5. Define professional, ethical and social responsibilities of aviation professionals as they relate to the regional and national community.

A minimum of a second-class medical is required for program entry. Flight instruction for the student is through a college-approved, FAA and Veterans Administration certified, FAR141 fixed base operator. All flight-training fees are in addition to college tuition and fees.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may find employment as a corporate/charter pilot, freight pilot, flight instructor or an aerial/geographic mapping pilot. Preliminary training for military pilot is also provided. In some areas, additional schooling may be required and students can transfer to a four-year college.

Aviation fuel surcharge

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 65

First Semester

Course #         

Course Name

Credits

AVT-101

Private Pilot Theory

3

AVT-103

Air Traffic Control Systems

3

AVT-105

Flight/Private

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1             

4

          

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

AVT-110

Aviation Meteorology

3

AVT-111

Flight Theory/Instrument

3

AVT-115

Flight/Instrument 

3

AVT-116

Navigation

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

          

Total Credits

15

Third Semester

AVT-201

Aircraft Systems

3

AVT-205

Flight/Commercial 1

4

AVT-211

Flight Theory/Commercial

4

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

          

Social Science Elective

3

            

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

AVT-215

Flight/Commercial 2

4

AVT-216

Flight Safety

3

AVT-217

Legal Environment of Aviation

3

AVT-225

Multi-Engine Flight

1

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

          

Humanities Elective

3

          

Total Credits

17

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