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Aviation Sciences

Are you considering a career in aviation?

Community College of Beaver County offers the #1 aviation training program in the nation, which  includes four two-year degree programs: Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Aerospace Management, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones).

Programs of Study
Aerospace Management
Air Traffic Control
Aviation Instructor (Certificate)
Professional Pilot
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Aviation Academy for High School Students

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This is not intended to be nor is it complete, but a brief overview of the CCBC School of Aviation requirements. Additional information can be found through this catalog and in consultation with the CCBC academic counselors.
1. All CCBC Aviation students must be academically ready for college level work.

  • Prospective students who test into CCBC developmental level courseware cannot schedule CCBC Aviation program courses until successful completion of these courses.

All CCBC aviation students must obtain, prior to beginning classes, and keep current an FAA Second Class medical.    

  • In addition to a Second Class medical, all student pilots are required to have student pilot licenses issued by the FAA Flight Surgeon to participate in the CCBC required flight programs until completion of either the Private or Recreational licenses.   
  • ATC students are required to have an FAA Second Class medical for ATC.
  • Should a prospective student have a history of traffic violations (i.e. DUI, reckless driving), drug violations, or convictions, please consult with the CCBC Dean of Aviation or the CCBC Pilot/ATC Coordinator prior to enrolling in the CCBC Aviation Program.  FAA Guidelines will ultimately determine whether or not a FAA medical certificate can/will be issued.

3. All CCBC Aviation students are subject to random drug and alcohol testing upon the beginning of classes and throughout their academic study at CCBC.

4. All prospective CCBC Aviation students should be aware the CCBC School of Aviation academic program runs contiguously (i.e. there is no summer break).  

5. ATC students should be aware of the FAA age 31 requirement.  Therefore, students older than age 27 should consult with either the CCBC Dean of Aviation or the CCBC ATC coordinator prior to beginning the enrollment process for the CCBC CTI ATC program.

6. All students MUST fly with one of CCBC’s approved flight training providers. The only exception is for students who have already attained their pilot certificate.

Continuing Academic Course requirements:

  1. All CCBC aviation students are required to maintain a “C” or better grade point in all CCBC Aviation related courseware.
  2. All CCBC Professional Pilot students must pass all FAA pt. 141 courseware as required for continued eligibility within CCBC FAA pt. 141 program.
  3. Should a CCBC School of Aviation student be dismissed for “lack of academic and or flying progress” such student may reapply for reinstatement after 1 year and only after a successful (“B” or better) semester of college level general studies work.  There is no guarantee that a student will be readmitted. This decision rests solely with and is at the discretion of the CCBC Dean of Aviation.

All CCBC Aviation program guidance and policies are contained in the CCBC School of Aviation Guidelines.