The Professional Pilot concentration in Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree program will provide the foundation that students need in order to begin their path to becoming a commercial pilot.
Students who earn the degree can continue on in the new Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership program to achieve leadership and management training while accruing flight time, which is required in order to obtain commercial pilot designation. Students must attain a bachelor's degree and accrue a number of flight hours in order to move to commercial status including multi-engine flying and instrument flight ratings.
The program is offered as a partnership with Ravotti Air. Students will complete their flight training at the Venango or Clarion airports, where they will complete their Pilot Licenses. Students who already have obtained their Private Pilot License can receive credit for coursework already completed.
The career opportunity for graduates is remarkable in that they will have the opportunity to be trained by industry operators as pilots in a number of areas including: air carrier operations, on-demand charter, aerial application (crop dusting), aerial photography, survey work and even flight instructing. It can be on various types of aircraft, including single engine, multi-engine, piston engine, turbine engine, float planes, or any combination of these depending on certification levels earned.
Professional Pilot: Roadmap to a Degree
|INDT 299||Elements of Flight Theory|
|INDT 299||Aviation Weather|
|INDT 299||Private Pilot Flight|
|ENG 111||Writing II|
|CIS 217||Application of Microcomputers|
|MGMT 120||Introduction to Business|
|INDT 299||Systems I|
|INDT 299||Aircraft Propulsions|
|INDT 299||Commercial Flight I|
|MATH 112||Excursions Math|
|ECON 211||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|PHSC 112||Basic Physical Science|
|INDT 299||Instrument Pilot Theory|
|INDT 299||Instrument Pilot Flight|
|HPE 111||Health & Wellness|
|BSAD 240||Legal Environment I|
|CMST 113||Public Speaking|
|INDT 299||Commercial Pilot Theory|
|INDT 299||Applied Flight Dynamics|
|INDT 299||Turbine Engine Theory|
|INDT 299||Commercial Pilot Flight|
|MGMT 320||Management Theory & Practice|
|INDT 301||Issues in Industrial Technology|