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Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot & Airway Science APPAO.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot & Airway Science. This option in the primary Aviation Technology program is designed for students who want to pursue a career as a professional pilot. The student, having completed this course work, would have the background and skills to enter the aviation industry as a professional pilot or continue towards a bachelor's degree in aviation science (or related field). Students may choose fixed wing (airplane single engine and multi-engine) or helicopter pilot certifications. The student must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 3rd class medical certificate prior to enrolling in any of the flight labs. This program is approved for Veteran’s Administration (VA) educational benefits. In addition to standard tuition fees there are additional lab fees for each of the flight labs in the program. These lab fees are structured to cover the costs associated with the minimum flying hours required for each FAA certificate. Any additional flying time costs beyond the FAA minimums covered by the lab fee must be borne by the student. See the Department for the latest lab fee costs.

Program Outcomes

  • Comprehend and apply aviation theory, business and leadership principles to serve in the capacity of a professional pilot in airline and corporate operations.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of aviation standards and their application acting as a professional pilot in aviation business operations.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in airline, corporate and general aviation. The current U.S. Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for Airline and Commercial Pilots states “Overall employment of Airline and Commercial pilots is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024” Employment of commercial pilots is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024 , faster than the average for all occupation. Commercial pilots are projected to add jobs in various industries, including ambulance services and support activities for air transportation”.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Students earn specific Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications to prepare them with the skills necessary to become a professional pilot in fixed wing aircraft and/or helicopters.

Additional Information


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
AVT 1105 Orientation to Aviation 2
AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 1119 Aviation Meteorology 2
AVT 1141 Principles of Aviation Leadership 2
AVT 1170 Instrument Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 1241 Blind Flying Hazards 1
AVT 1254 Flight Simulator Instruction 1
AVT 2146 Introduction to Airline Operations 3
AVT 2211 Advanced Navigation Science 2
AVT 2240 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AVT 2242 Aircraft Accident Investigation 3
AVT 2247 Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics 3
AVT 2250 Commercial Pilot Ground 2
AVT 2258 Flight Instructor Ground 4
AVT 2700 Aviation Internship 2
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
MAT 1570 Trigonometry 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
(AVT 1124 AND AVT 1224 AND AVT 2263 AND AVT 2266 AND AVT 2269 OR AVT 1126 AND AVT 1226 AND AVT 2271 AND AVT 2265) 6 - 7
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.