Professional Pilot

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Total Credits: 63 (2016-2017 Academic Year)


This program is designed to offer aviation subjects related to professional piloting. Each student who successfully completes the program will have obtained a minimum of a commercial pilot certificate with a multi-engine land and instrument rating. The student will obtain flight instruction from the one of the College’s approved fixed-based operators, who is also FAA and VA approved providers. Airplane fees and flight fees for pilot courses are in addition to tuition costs.

Prerequisites to entering the program include a second- class medical certificate and no speech impediments (a first class medical certificate is encouraged). A person with a waiver for a medical certificate is required to consult with the Aviation Department.

Program Requirements

Professional Pilot students completing the associate degree at CCBC are required to have the following FAA flight certifications:

The average student will earn these flight certifications in approximately 250 hours of flight time


Additional Ratings

Students can earn additional ratings through successful completion of optional courses.


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Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to

  1. Pass the FAA required competency evaluation.
  2. Pass the FAA 14 CFR Part 61 and 141 requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to gain employment as a pilot.



First Semester - 16 Credits

AVIP 106Private Pilot 3.00
AVIP 110Flight Theory 4.00
AVIP 123Aeronautical Knowledge 3.00
MATH 130College Algebra (or higher)3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

AVIP 121Aviation Meteorology 3.00
AVIP 136Theory of Instrument Flight 4.00
AVIP 232Instrument Flight 2.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00



Third Semester - 19 Credits

AVIP 125Advanced Aeronautical Knowledge (fall only)3.00
AVIP 139Aircraft Engines Structures Theory (fall only)3.00
AVIP 140Commercial Pilot Theory (fall only)3.00
AVIP 230Commercial Flight I 3.00
AVIP 238Aircraft Systems (fall only)3.00
PHYS 101College Physics I 4.00

Fourth Semester - 13 Credits

AVIP 101History of Aviation 3.00
AVIP 138Aerodynamics (spring only)3.00
AVIP 150Human Factors in Aviation (spring only)3.00
AVIP 231Commercial Flight II 3.00
AVIP 233Multi-Engine Flight 1.00

Note about course offerings

Fall Semester Only Courses: AVIP125, AVIP139, AVIP238, & AVIP140


Spring Semester Only Courses: AVIP138, AVIP150