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.
The ground and flight training courses required for the issuance of an airmen certificate within the Professional Pilot Associate Degree program are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This program prepares students to obtain entry-level employment in the aviation industry. It provides both the flight and ground-school training required to successfully earn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certification. Students obtain flight training from the FAA approved Part 141 LCCC flight school. Graduates from LCCC flight school may teach at the LCCC flight school and continue their aviation flying careers as pilots in the fields of charter, corporate, and regional airline employment. They are also prepared to transfer to colleges or universities that offer the bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science. The granting of this degree is based upon the student’s successful completion of required coursework, and successfully passing the flight checks for the FAA Private, Commercial, and Flight Instructor certificates and the Instrument Airplane rating. An FAA medical certificate is required for enrollment as well as U.S. citizenship or approval from the Transportation Security Administration to initiate flight training. Additional fees will incur for flight training.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
• possess the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate for single and multiengine airplanes with an instrument airplane rating and the Certified Flight Instructor Certificate for single-engine airplanes.
• 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 entrylevel pilot position to begin a professional pilot career progression.