Associate of Applied Science Degree
Curriculum Total Credits: 63
| That little certificate opens the world to the graduate pilot.
Students interested in the field of professional piloting take this program. Students will acquire the skills needed for entry-level employment within the aviation industry. Airplane and flight fees for flight courses are in addition to tuition costs.
CCBC is an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school. Students who complete the Associate Degree in Professional Pilot at CCBC will earn their Private, Commercial, Instrument, and Multi-Engine Ratings within a minimum of 190 hours of flight time. Graduates can look forward to careers as pilots within the airline industry or serve as corporate or military pilots.
Flight instruction is provided by the College-approved fixed-based operators, which are also FAA and VA-approved.
Pre-requisites to entering the program include:
- Current second-class medical certificate (a first class medical certificate is encouraged)
- No speech impediments
The average student earns their flight certifications in approximately 250 hours of flight time.
Curriculum - 1st Year
First Semester - 17 Credits
This course includes actual flying experience with an FAA approved fixed base operator. Students will receive a minimum of 60 hours in flight instruction including dual, solo and briefing. Successful completion will result in receipt of the Private Pilot/Airplane certificate (no limitations). Persons wishing to receive credit for previous flight time must make arrangements with the coordinator of the program. Students are required to have a valid second class medical certificate to enroll in this course. 0-6-3
The principles of flight, basics of air traffic control, weather facts, navigational procedures and airplane operations as pertinent to the Private/Recreational Pilot Certificate are studied. Upon successful completion of this course,(as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. Corequisite: AVIP123 (4-0-4)
This course is designed to provide the basis for Air Traffic Control Training. The student will learn the language of air traffic controllers, and will become familiar with the operating principles of navigational equipment pertinent to pilots and controllers. Corequisite: AVIP110
This is an introductory course in Physical Science emphasizing the Physics and Astronomy aspects of a Physical Science curriculum. Students will be introduced to basic concepts that will give them a grasp of the fundamental quantities used in building models of physical reality.
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
Second Semester - 15 Credits
This course places special emphasis on interpretation of meteorology phenomena affecting aircraft; basic concepts of aviation meteorology; temperature, pressure, moisture, stability, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, icing and fog. The course covers analysis and use of weather data for flight planning and safe flying; interpretation of weather maps, reports and forecasts. Prerequisite: AVIP110 Corequisite: AVIP136 3-0-3
Theory of Instrument Flight
This course includes basic radio fundamentals as used by instrument pilot and the air traffic controller. A description and practical use of various radio aids to safe aerial navigation, including VOR, ILS, ADF, GPS and others are taught. Instrument charts and instrument approach charts are adapted to radio navigation and the application of the Aeronautical Information Manual is studied. Upon successful completion of this course (as defined by a grade of 80% or better), the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. 4-0-4 Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of AVIP110/AVIP123 Co-Requisite: AVIP121
The necessary actual flight instruction from an FAA approved fixed based operator to qualify for the FAA Instrument Pilot Rating is performed and includes 40 hours of instrument flight and 10 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Successful completion will be passage of the FAA required flight test for an instrument pilot rating. Prerequisites: AVIP106 and qualify for total flight hours under FAA part 61 or 141 for an Instrument Rating. 0-4-2
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
Curriculum - 2nd Year
Third Semester - 15 Credits (FALL ONLY)
Advanced Aeronautical Knowledge
This course covers FAA regulations on safe flight, weight and balance problems, and use of the Aeronautical Information Manual. Medical facts and accident reports are studied. Fundamentals essential to safe flight will be studied, including instruments used for aviation safety and the evaluation and interpretation of their indications. Prerequisite: AVIP110 or equivalent Corequisite: AVIP140 3-0-3
Aircraft Engines Structures Theory
This course is designed to place emphasis on the fundamental principles of aircraft engines, including engine theory; materials and methods of construction; lubricants; and lubrication systems; and superchargers. General engine operation procedures and performance diagnosis are also studied. This includes the principles of aircraft structures, including stresses operating on airframe structures, purpose, types and construction of airframes 3-0-3
This training course provides the student with the necessary aeronautical knowledge and prerequisites as specified in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) for the commercial pilot. Topics of discussion are FAR's; airplane performance; aerodynamics; airplane engines and systems; and physiology. Upon successful completion of this course (as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. Prerequisite: AVIP110 or equivalent Corequisite: AVIP125 (3-0-3)
This is the first half of two phases of actual flight training from an FAA approved fixed base operator in preparation for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. A minimum of 60 hours of flight instruction and briefing. Prerequisite: AVIP106 or valid FAA Private Pilot Certificate. 0-6-3
Social Science Elective
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Fourth Semester - 16 Credits (SPRING ONLY)
This course is an analysis of the physics of flight, including the application of basic aerodynamics to the wing and airfoil; the analysis of lift and drag components relative to the wing platform and airplane performance; application of aerodynamic effect of turbo jet engines; and the principles of propulsion. 3-0-3
Human Factors in Aviation
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction to aspects of aviation safety and the associated components of pilot psychology, human factors, aircraft technology and aero-medical physiology. Emphasis will be on resource management in single pilot and multi-crew member operations. Human Factors in Aviation is designed for the advanced pilot, air traffic control, and aerospace management student to recognize the degree of importance human factors play in the aviation industry. In order to obtain this focus, a detailed study, through a series of lectures, will map out the error chains that result in most accidents/incidents. Special emphasis will be placed upon psychology. Prerequisite:AVIP139 and AVIP238. 3-0-3
A continuation of AVIP230. It is the second half of two phases of actual flight training from an FAA approved fixed base operator leading to the successful completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane Certificate. A total of 60 hours of flight instruction is provided, including dual, solo flight and oral instruction and briefing. Successful completion will be passage of FAA required flight test for Commercial Pilot-Airplane certificate. Prerequisite: AVIP 230 Corequisite: AVIP232 0-6-3
Actual flight training from a FAA approved fixed base operator that is required to pass the FAA Multi-Engine Pilot – Airplane rating (no limitations) is performed. All flight time is given in modern twin engine aircraft and is designed to give the advanced pilots greater depth of aircraft experience. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction is provided, including 10 hours of dual flight and 10 hours of oral instruction and briefing. Prerequisite: As required by FAA approved fixed base operator. 0-2-1
This is a detailed study of the theory of the operation of aircraft hydraulic, electrical, fuel, oil, pressurization, anti/icing, and instrument systems. It also covers the various sources of basic power for the operation of aircraft systems as well as the functional application of mechanisms operated by these systems. A few specific aircraft systems will be studied in detail. Prerequisite: AVIP139 3-0-3
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