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Professional Pilot Level II CertificateCERTIFICATE


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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
Program Total 34 Credits


  1. Students exempt from EDUC 1300 will take SPCH 1315

Credits earned in this certificate may be applied to the Professional Pilot AAS Degree.


Program Details

The Commercial Pilot certificate is designed for degreed students who want to take the first step toward a career in Aviation. Certificate students may choose to apply credits earned in the Commercial Pilot Certificate to the Professional Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree. The level 2 certificate includes the course work and flight training needed to prepare for FAA check rides in pursuit of Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial certifications.

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

Certification Employment in this field requires industry certification from the FAA. Learn about the Consequences of Criminal Conviction, Notice of Potential Ineligibility for License.

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