Professional Pilot - Option

Aviation Studies, Associate in Science

This option prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, and for possible transfer to a baccalaureate program.  Before enrolling in this program, students must meet the physical and legal requirements for becoming a commercial pilot. Students are required to have proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval and have a valid second-class medical certificate to enroll in this program. The Aviation Program Admission Application is required for admission to this program.  

It is strongly recommended that students pursuing this degree regularly meet with their faculty advisor.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, James Taggart, at (609) 343-4950/jtaggart@atlantic.edu, or contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609)343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Obtain the FAA Instrument Rating;
  • Obtain the FAA Commercial Pilot License;
  • Make aeronautical decisions;
  • Design and deliver instruction.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 32 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course 4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course 3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    General Education Humanities course 3
General Education Elective (9 credits)  
    Choose: General Education Social Science course or General Education Humanities course 3

    Choose two General Education courses

(Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor before making a choice.)

6
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES - 34 credits  
    ATCT101-Introduction to Air Traffic Control
4
    ATCT120-Aviation Weather
3
    AVIT110-Aeronautical Knowledge
3
    AVIT115-National Airspace System
3
     AVIT140-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor
3
Program Option Courses (18 credits)  
    AVIT210-Private Pilot 3
    AVIT240-Instrument Pilot 4
    AVIT280-Commerical Pilot 6
    AVIT276-Fundamentals of Flight Instruction 3
    AVIT278-Airplane Flight Instructor 1
    AVIT286-Multi-Engine Pilot 1
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 34
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66
(PILT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2017  

   

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (19 credits)

 

ATCT120

Aviation Weather

3

AVIT110

Aeronautical Knowledge

3

AVIT115

National Airspace System

3

AVIT210

Private Pilot

3

CISM125

Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL101

Composition I

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

Second Semester (16 credits)

 

AVIT140

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor

3

AVIT240

Instrument Pilot

4

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Gen Ed

Humanities course

3

Gen Ed

Social Science course

3

Third Semester (17 credits)

ATCT101

Introduction to Air Traffic Control

4

AVIT280

Commercial Pilot

6

Gen Ed

Science course

4

Gen Ed

Social Science or Humanities course

3

Fourth Semester (15-17 credits)

AVIT276

Fundamentals of Flight Instruction

3

AVIT278

Airplane Flight Instructor

1

AVIT286

Multi-Engine Pilot

1

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

Choose

General Education Elective

3/4

Choose

General Education Elective

3/4