Academic catalog

Browse the curriculum, course descriptions and requirements for the Private Pilot program in our academic catalog.

The destination ahead

This FAA-issued license is your first step in your pursuit of a hobby or future career in the clouds. Here, you'll learn how to fly a single-engine, land-class airplane on a noncommercial basis from a qualified instructor and take your friends and family on cross-country trips.

What you’ll learn through the private pilot certificate program

  • Flight maneuvers
  • Takeoffs and landings
  • Cross-country flight planning

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields with a certificate as a private pilot.

If you decide to pursue a career in aviation, your private pilot certificate is the first step in doing that. As a private pilot, you can fly your friends and family around the state or country.

Alumni of the Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics have used their new ratings and certificates to gain employment with nationally known companies including:

  • Spirit Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Atlanta Hartsfield airport authority
  • Opa Locka airport authority
  • CommutAir
  • Republic Airways

Or earn your B.S. in aviation management and qualify for specialist, coordinator and management roles, such as:

  • Air traffic controller
  • Private or commercial pilot
  • Information or HR specialist
  • Corporate manager
  • Airport manager

Estimated tuition

Full-time tuition for a traditional student estimated at $13,790 annually. *Flight training available; additional fees apply.

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