Professional Pilot - Option

Aviation Studies, Associate in Science

This option prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, and for possible transfer to a baccalaureate program.  Before enrolling in this program, students must meet the physical and legal requirements for becoming a commercial pilot. Students are required to have proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval and have a valid second-class medical certificate to enroll in this program. A second application is required for admission to this program. 

As of August 1, 2016, students need to have already completed a private pilot's license as a prerequisite for the subsequent flight training. Students already holding the required pilot's license and ratings may convert their experience through the college's prior learning assessment process.

For admission information, contact Barbara Clark (609) 343-5006 or bclark@atlantic.edu.  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.

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.)

6
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES - 29 credits  
    ATCT101-Introduction to Air Traffic Control
4
    ATCT120-Aviation Weather
3
    AVIT110-Aeronautical Knowledge
3
    AVIT125-Special Topics in Aviation Studies
3
    AVIT127-Introduction to Airport Management
3
Program Option Courses (13 credits)  
    AVIT240-Instrument Pilot 4
    AVIT280-Commerical Pilot 6
    AVIT276-Fundamentals of Flight Instruction 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 29
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
61
(PILT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016