Commercial Flight (AS Degree S0912)
Technology and Health Division
The Commercial Flight curriculum prepares students for careers as aircraft pilots as well as related ground occupations in aviation. Students have the opportunity for optional flight training with commensurate college credit. The pilot license is not required for graduation but it is desirable for career advancement.
This program prepares students for military and civilian aviation careers through transfer programs to bachelor’s degree aviation curricula throughout the nation. With concurrent flight training, students may achieve the commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating simultaneously with the A.S. degree.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|AERO 100||Primary Pilot Ground School||4|
|AERO 102||Aviation Weather||3|
|AERO 104||Federal Aviation Regulations||3|
|AERO 150||Commercial Pilot Ground School||3|
|AERO 152||Air Transportation||3|
|AERO 200||Aviation Safety and Human Factors||3|
|AERO 202||Aircraft and Engines||3|
|AERO 252||Instrument Ground School||3|
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|AIRT 151||Aircraft Recognition and Performance||3|
Note: The Commercial Flight faculty recommend that students complement their studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. Students should meet with a professor of commercial flight to help them determine which electives would best suit their career plans.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Recognize and comprehend terms and vocabulary associated with piloting and air traffic control; early federal legislation that was influential in shaping the aviation industry; the function of government in regulating the aviation industry; airline economics and demand; and career planning skills and resources.
- Recognize and comprehend physiology limitations humans experience in flight; comprehend the skills, techniques, and procedures of advanced crew resource management (ACRM), and applying ACRM principles in problem-solving scenarios; analyze aircraft accident case-studies and identify key factors leading to aircraft accidents.
- Identify and determine the characteristics of North American continental and worldwide weather systems; encode and decode hourly surface weather observations and pilot reports; encode and decode aviation weather forecasts and meteorological advisories; and summarize aviation weather conditions and forecasts using a variety of charts, observations, and forecasts with the goal of demonstrating good decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Comprehend the skills, techniques, and procedures for safely operating aircraft in primary, instrument, and commercial flight operations. Students will be able to explain the principles of flight and aerodynamics as they relate to airplanes, helicopters, and other high-performance aircraft; analyze aircraft performance data necessary for takeoff and landing and evaluate problem-solving scenarios for “go” and “no-go” decisions; analyze and apply weight and balance principles in problem-solving scenarios.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
|Fall Term 1||Units|
|AERO 100||Primary Pilot Ground School 4||4|
|AERO 102||Aviation Weather 3||3|
|AERO 104||Federal Aviation Regulations 3||3|
|ENGL 1A||Freshman Composition 4||4|
|Winter Term 1|
|SPCH 1A||Public Speaking 4||4|
|Spring Term 1|
|AERO 150||Commercial Pilot Ground School 3||3|
|AERO 152||Air Transportation 3||3|
|AA/S KINES||Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1||3|
|AA/S MATH||Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5||5|
|Summer Term 1|
|AA/S SCNCE||Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3||3-5|
|Faculty recommendation: METO 3, B1 Science 1|
|Fall Term 2|
|AERO 200||Aviation Safety and Human Factors 3||3|
|AERO 202||Aircraft and Engines 3||3|
|AA/S LIFE||Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3||3|
|Faculty recommendation: COUN 5, AREA E LifeLongLn 5|
|Winter Term 2|
|AA/S HUM||Area C-2 Humanities Course 4||3-4|
|Spring Term 2|
|AERO 250||Navigation 3||3|
|AERO 252||Instrument Ground School 3||3|
|AA/S ARTS||Area C-1 Arts Course 3||3|
|AA/S BEHAV||Area D-2 Elective Course 3||3|
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