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Degree Plans - Aviation Technology - Professional Pilot Option AAS (Archived)


Mountain View only

Because of the varied and interrelated aviation career options available, Mountain View's Aviation Technology Program is designed to allow students to take a group of core courses which includes selected aviation, business, English, mathematics and human relations courses and then proceed with specialized courses in the specific career option they wish to enter.

The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree options are (1) Professional Pilot; (2) Aircraft Dispatcher; and (3) Airport Management. A one-year certificate program is available in Aircraft Dispatcher.


Mountain View only

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AVIA.PILOT.04

The Professional Pilot Option provides students with flight training and ground school through the flight instructor certificate. All ground school instruction and flight training conform to Part 61 and 141 of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. Prior to admission to the program, registration and payment of fees, consultation with and approval by an Aviation Technology instructor is necessary. Simulator fees, flight fees and fees for pre- and post-flight briefings are in addition to the regular tuition charge.

Students completing this option may find employment opportunities as an airline pilot, corporate pilot, flight engineer, flight instructor and other general aviation positions. It is recommended that students in the Professional Pilot Option schedule flight training during the summer months in addition to the Spring and Fall semesters to aid in completing the program within a two year period.

Graduation requirements--Students in the Professional Pilot Option must successfully complete all required courses in the Professional Pilot curriculum. They must also complete all educational requirements imposed by the State of Texas. In addition, they must obtain the Private, Commercial (with the Instrument Rating), and Flight Instructor Certificates from the FAA.



AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1301 Air Navigation 3
AIRP 1215 Private Flight 2
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)


AIRP 1347 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AIRP 1343 Aerodynamics 3
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
AIRP 1255 Intermediate Flight 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2250 Instrument Flight 2
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applicants OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3


AIRP 2239 Commercial Flight 2
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
AVIM 2335 Airport Management 3
AIRP 2349 Instructor Ground School 3
AIRP 2236 Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane 2
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 71-72

+Humanities/Fine Arts course: Any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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