Applications to enroll in the Professional Piloting program at JCC are no longer being accepted.
This degree program prepares students to enter the field of aviation as a professional pilot. Students successfully completing the program will have earned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications of Private and Commercial Pilot, with Instrument Rating, and either be a Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane or possess the multi-engine rating. All instruction occurs under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Graduates who earn the Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane rating will be able to log the same hours as their students, earn pay, and not pay airplane rental fees. Students planning to work for the commercial airlines are encouraged to earn a four-year degree.
Program is available online .
Minimum program credit hours: 60
- Degree Option
- Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Hegis Code
- Curriculum Code
||20 credit hours
|English Electives (college level)
|Social Science Electives
- Ground and flight instruction are currently offered at Prior Aviation and Rochester Air Center.
- While the Private Pilot rating is not required as part of the degree program, students will still need to complete this rating as part of the FAA requirements to continue with flight training. Students will be expected to possess this rating before starting in our program.
- At least 1 credit under Electives must be Liberal Arts & Sciences specific.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the aeronautical knowledge required to successfully pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Written Exam.
- Demonstrate flight skills necessary to successfully pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test ASEL (Airplane Single Engine Land).
- Analyze and respond to the questions “is it safe?”, “is it legal?”, and “is it smart?” when making decisions involving flight.
- Demonstrate the ability to explain private and commercial knowledge and flight maneuvers to potential students in a way that allows them to successfully pass the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI), Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA), and Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Practical Test, OR demonstrate flight skills necessary to successfully pass the FAA Multiengine Practical Test.