Professional Helicopter Pilot - Option

Aviation Studies, Associate in Science

People gathered around a helicopter

The Professional Helicopter Pilot option is designed to provide students with the necessary aeronautical skills and knowledge to earn a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and a helicopter class rating. Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision-making, flight safety, and effective flying techniques. Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to gain entry-level employment as a commercial helicopter pilot and/or continue their education by transferring to a baccalaureate program.

The Aviation Program Admission Application is required for admission to this program. To be eligible for admission into this program you must be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old and successfully pass an FAA Class II medical examination.

It is strongly recommended that students pursuing this degree regularly meet with their faculty advisor.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, James Taggart, at (609) 343-4950/jtaggart@atlantic.edu or contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609)343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Obtain the FAA Instrument Rating;
  • Obtain the FAA Commercial Pilot License;
  • Make aeronautical decisions;
  • Design and deliver instruction.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 32 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course 4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course 3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    General Education Humanities course 3
General Education Elective (9 credits)  
    Choose: General Education Social Science course or General Education Humanities course 3

    Choose two General Education courses

(Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor before making a choice.)

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TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES - 34 credits
    ATCT101-Introduction to Air Traffic Control
4
    ATCT120-Aviation Weather
3
    AVIT110-Aeronautical Knowledge
3
    AVIT115-National Airspace System
3
   AVIT140-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations-Multi-Rotor
3
Program Option Courses (18 credits)  
    AVIT145-Private Pilot Helicopter 4
    AVIT255-Instrument Pilot Helicopter 4
    AVIT265-Commercial Pilot Helicopter 5
    AVIT276-Fundamentals of Flight Instruction 3
    AVIT282-Helicopter Flight Instructor 2
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 34
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66

(HPLT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2017

 

   

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (16 credits)

ATCT120

Aviation Weather

3

AVIT110

Aeronautical Knowledge

3

AVIT115

National Airspace System

3

AVIT145

Private Pilot Helicopter

4

CISM125

Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL101

Composition I

3

Second Semester (16 credits)

AVIT140

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor

3

AVIT255

Instrument Pilot Helicopter

4

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Gen Ed

Humanities course

3

Gen Ed

Social Science course

3

Third Semester (16-17 credits)

ATCT101

Introduction to Air Traffic Control

4

AVIT265

Commercial Pilot Helicopter

5

Gen Ed

Science course

4

Choose

General Education Elective

3/4

Fourth Semester (14-15 credits)

AVIT276

Fundamentals of Flight Instruction

3

AVIT282

Helicopter Flight Instruction

2

Gen Ed

Social Science or Humanities course

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

Choose

General Education Elective

3/4