Call to Action

Program Pathway

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
AIRP 1347 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AIRP 1315 Private Flight 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1305 Aircraft Science 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience1 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
AIRP 1451 Instrument Ground School 4
AIRP 2250 Instrument Flight 2
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Third Semester Courses 7 Credits
AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 1255 Intermediate Flight 2
AIRP 2239 Commercial Flight 2
Fourth Semester Courses 12 Credits
AIRP 2349 Instructor Ground School 3
AIRP 1341 Advanced Air Navigation 3
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
Fifth Semester Courses 14 Credits
AIRP 2236 Certified Flight Instructor - Flight2 2
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
AIRP 1345 Aviation Safety 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Professional Pilot AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Students exempt from EDUC 1300 will take SPCH 1315.
  2. Capstone Course

Credits earned in the Professional Pilot Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.


Program Details

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Professional Pilot is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a commercial pilot to earn the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) Private Pilot, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane (CFI-A) and Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFI-I) along with the instrument and multi-engine ratings. The degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of a common core of general education courses and a preset selection of aviation classes closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation industry. The curriculum is sequenced with FAA ground and flight classes scheduled in the first semesters of program so a student is prepared for employment as a Certified Flight Instructor while completing the general education requirements for the degree and prepare for further FAA certifications necessary to fly commercial flight operations. The general education requirements provide the foundation for students who want to continue their education to a bachelor's degree.

Upon completing the Associate of Applied Science degree, students become eligible for a wide variety of aviation jobs, including corporate pilot, freight operations, and crop dusting. With additional certifications, pilots may work for mainline commercial carriers, who offer estimated median salaries of $160,000 and more. Students enrolled in the Commercial Pilot or Professional Pilot AAS
degree must pay liability insurance during all their semesters of study. Fees for flight courses are exempt from the Hazelwood Act. All flight courses are subject to FAA rules and regulations (CFR Title 14). Possession of current FAA medical certification is required for all flight courses. Students must meet the requirements of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) (Compliant) to enroll in program. Student must attend mandatory, scheduled information and orientations session prior to enrollment and must be approved by department representatives to register in any AIRP course.

Printable Program Flyer

For careers and median salaries, visit Career Star for more information.

Get Started

Have questions that can't wait?
Contact an advisor or the Professional Pilot Departments


"I love this school. They have given me a new outlook on my career and I would not change anything for the world."


Make LSC part of your story.