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Aviation - Professional Pilot A.A.S. (AVP)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program prepares students to obtain entry-level employment in the aviation industry. It provides both the flight and ground school requirements for the private and commercial certificates and instrument rating. Students obtain their flight training from a college-recognized Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Part 141 Flight School. Graduates of this program may become charter pilots, flight instructors, corporate pilots, and employees of commuter airlines. They are also prepared to transfer to colleges or universities that offer the bachelor’s degree in aviation science. LCCC’s aviation programs have full transfer credit articulation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach, Fla./Prescott, Ariz.; Dowling College, N.Y.; and Marywood University, Scranton, PA. The granting of this degree is based upon the student’s successful completion of required coursework, and the obtaining of FAA Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor Certificates. An FAA medical certificate is required for enrollment.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • possess the FAA Airman credentials of Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Certificated Flight Instructor – all Airplane Single Engine Land.
  • perform all phases of visual and instrument flight as pilot in command of a commercial flight to FAA standards, including preflight planning, weather analysis, pertinent flight information procurement, and execution of the flight to federal standards of skill, knowledge, and safety.
  • be eligible to continue as a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college or university or to enter the aviation industry at an appropriate entry-level pilot position to begin a professional pilot career progression.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 111 Private Pilot–Flight Theory (Airplane) 3
ASA 112 Flight Practical I (Airplane) 3
ASA 117 Aero Meteorology 3
MAT 130* Industrial Mathematics 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 121 Instrument Flight Theory (Airplane) 3
ASA 122 Flight Practical II (Airplane) 3
ASA 125 Aircraft Engines and Structures Theory 3
ASA 127 Aircraft Systems 3
PHY 110* Elements of Physics 4
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 211 Commercial Flight Theory (Airplane) 3
ASA 212 Flight Practical III (Airplane) 3
ASA 215 Aerodynamics 3
ASA 217 Aviation Laws and Regulations 3
ENG 106
or ENG 107
or ENG 108
College English II
Technical Writing
Advanced Composition
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ASA 227 Physiology/Psychology of Flight 3
ASA 230 Flight Instructor Theory (Airplane) 3
ASA 231 Flight Practical IV (Airplane) 3
Electives Social Science/Humanities 6
Elective General Education 3
Semester Total 18
Credit Total 64

ASA 221 and ASA 223 are available as electives to any student upon completion of Commercial Certificate or with the approval of LCCC Chief Flight Instructor/Coordinator.

*MAT 130 must be completed before PHY 110.