Aviation Programs

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Let your career take off in one of Atlantic Cape Community College's aviation programs:

  • Aviation Studies (Associate in Science)
    Prepares you to pursue further education in airport management, aviation business administration, air traffic control and air transportation management.
  • Aviation Studies - Option in Professional Pilot (Associate in Science)
    Leads to FAA certification as a commercial pilot. Atlantic Cape will offer Private, Instrument and Commercial pilot courses.
  • Aviation Studies – Option in Professional Helicopter Pilot (Associate in Science)
    Leads to FAA certification as a commercial helicopter pilot. Atlantic Cape will offer Private, Instrument and Commercial pilot courses.
  • Air Traffic Control Terminal (Associate in Applied Science)
    Learn the FAA 's air traffic control standards for employment and the rules, regulations and procedures relating to a career in air traffic control.
  • Commercial Pilot Professional Series (Certificate of Achievement)
    This professional series prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating.
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
    The Flight Instructor Certificate provides students with an opportunity to obtain the knowledge, expertise, and aeronautical proficiency necessary to meet the requirements for a commercial rating with an airplane or a helicopter category and a single-engine land class rating, and a flight instructor certificate with an airplane category rating and single-engine class rating.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist Professional Series (Certificate of Achievement)
    This program is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate a small-unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) within the National Airspace System.

Redbird Flight Simulator Hourly Rental

Redbird flight simulator

Experience realistic and effective training at a fraction of the cost!

  • 3 axis motion platform
  • Enclosed Cockpit
  • Ideal for Practicing Instrument Conditions
  • Garmin GPS
  • Autopilot

$90 an hour

Contact: Jennie Ayres at 609-343-5039 or jayres@atlantic.edu

Pilots must be 18 or older and have proper U.S. credentials. Additional restrictions apply.

Located at the Atlantic City International Airport.

Prepare for a Career that is in Demand

The 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a need for approximately 460,000 new commercial airline pilots by 2031.

Goldman Sachs - U.S. businesses and government will spend $13 billion on drones between now and 2020.

Price Waterhouse Coopers - The effect of drone technologies on business models like that of the information technology revolution of the 1980s.

FAA - 300,000 commercial drone pilots by 2022 and over 700,000 registered commercial drones.

For more information, contact Jim Taggart at jtaggart@atlantic.edu or (609) 343-4950.