Professional Pilot

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Take your pilot career higher and get paid as a commercial airline pilot with this certification. By becoming a commercial airline pilot, you’re able to make a career out of flying. This certificate program is a more advanced version of the commercial pilot certificate. You’ll gain a more in-depth understanding of primary flight theory with dual and solo flights. You’ll also get a solid grounding in instrument flight theory.

What you’ll learn through the Professional Pilot Certificate program

  • Basic and advanced instrument flight theory
  • Advanced flight maneuvers 
  • Proficiency in performing commercial performance maneuvers

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

$51,120

*Flight training available; additional fees apply.

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Professional pilot curriculum

Students in the Professional Pilot Certificate program must complete the 16 credit hours of these six courses:

AVM 120 Primary Flight Theory and Training, Solo - 3 credits:  Learn both the theory and the practical skills you need to fly solo in a single-engine, land-class plane.

AVM 121 Primary Flight Theory and Training, PPL - 3 credits: Become fully prepared to take the FAA written, oral and flight training exams necessary to obtain your PPL (private pilot license). 

AVM 220 Instrument Flight Theory and Training, Basic - 3 credits: Learn instrument flight theory and get the training you need to accomplish basic ground and flight checks of instruments and navigation.

AVM 221 Instrument Flight Theory and Training, Advanced - 3 credits:  This advanced level will prepare you for the FAA written, oral and flight training needed to obtain the required instrument rating.

AVM 230 Commercial Flight Theory - 3 credits: This will prepare you for both the written and oral FAA exams for your commercial pilot certificate. 

AVM 231 Commercial Flight Training – 1 credit : Complete the required flight to be eligible for the certificate. 

In addition, requirements for the commercial airline pilot certificate include:

  • Obtaining a visa if you are an international student
  • Passing a medical exam
  • Being at least 17 years old when you complete the certification

Professional pilot career opportunities 

Becoming a professional airline pilot with this professional-level certification will make you a more accomplished airplane pilot. This will help both in landing a job and negotiating the salary you’re looking for. With a Professional Pilot Certificate, you’re able to explore pilot career opportunities, including: 

  • Banner tow pilot
  • Charter pilot
  • Commercial airline copilot

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
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