Aviation Science/Professional Pilot Program

The Aviation Science/Professional Pilot program is an FAA 141-approved course of study which provides aviation students the opportunity to obtain Private, Commercial, Instrument, and Certified Flight Instructor ratings. The student may elect to obtain Multi-engine and Multi-engine Instrument ratings. As an aviation student, you will study, in-depth, the intricacies of the challenging and exciting world of aviation. Available on sight is the CATS (Computer Assisted Testing Service). With this service, you can conveniently take the required FAA written tests for each rating and immediately know the results.

Required courses of study include basic and advanced aerodynamics, pre- and post-flight procedures, airport operations, including radio communications, traffic pattern, airport/runway markings and lighting. Navigation (radio and visual), basic and advanced flight maneuvers, basic and advanced instrument maneuvers, emergency procedures, night flight operations and basic aircraft mechanical theory will be studied as well. You not only learn to fly single-engine aircraft, but have the opportunity to further your aviation experience in high-performance, complex and multi-engine aircraft!

Upon completion of the program, the aviation graduate receives an Associate of Professional Studies in Aviation Science/Professional Pilot. This program is offered each fall and spring. Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as Certified Flight Instructors or may opt for Multi-Engine VFR and IFR certifications. Other entry-level positions include sightseeing, pipeline/powerline patrol, and banner towing.

Potential Careers

  • Corporate Aviation
  • Charter Aviation
  • Commuter Airlines
  • Major Airlines
  • Flight Instruction
  • Agricultural
  • Application
  • Med-Evac
  • Airport Management

Course Schedule

Professional Pilot (Certified Flight Instructor Option)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
AVI-170 Flight Lab I
1.8
AVI-130 Private Pilot Ground School
3.0
AVI-131 Private Ground School II
3.0
XXX-XXX Math Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 14.8

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
AVI-211 Instrument Ground School
3.0
AVI-240 Flight Lab II
1.9
AVI-260 Commercial Pilot Ground School
2.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.9

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AVI-241 Flight Lab III
1.7
 
Total Hours: 1.7

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
AVI-242 Flight Lab IV
1.4
AVI-249 General Aviation Operations Management
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Computer Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.4

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
3.0
OR
ACC-142 Financial Accounting
AVI-300 Flight Instructor Ground School
3.0
AVI-124 Maintenance and Systems for Pilots
2.0
AVI-271 Flight Lab V
0.8
AVI-275 Aviation Regulations
3.0
XXX-XXX Science Elective*
3/4
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.8
 
Professional Pilot A.P.S. Degree Total Hours: 66.6

*Electives must be chosen from the current approved A.A./A.S. list.

Multi-Engine IFR Option

Replace Fourth Semester of Professional Pilot A.P.S. course schedule with courses listed below.

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
3.0
OR
ACC-142 Financial Accounting
3.0
AVI-124 Maintenance and Systems for Pilots
2.0
AVI-272 Flight Lab VI
0.3
AVI-273 Flight Lab VII
0.2
AVI-275 Aviation Regulation
3.0
XXX-XXX Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 14.5
 
Professional Pilot A.P.S. Degree Total Hours: 63.3

*Electives must be chosen from the current approved A.A./A.P.S. list.

Instructors

Ralph Storm 800-397-8513 sue@stormflyingservice.com  
Kelly Wirtz 800-362-2793 ext. 2823 wirtz@iowacentral.edu