2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Operations Technology, Professional Pilot Concentration, A.A.S.


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Effective: Spring 2022

The Professional Pilot Concentration in the Aviation Operations Technology Program will focus on preparing students to enter the workforce as professional commercial pilots. The course work will utilize and integrate existing general education courses at Southwest with existing professional pilot flight and ground training courses, equipment and space at an FAA 141 Certified Flight School. Professional courses include aviation weather, safety, regulations and legal issues, instrument flight, instrument pilot simulation I and II, commercial flight I and II, multi engine flight, private pilot ground school, commercial pilot ground school, instrument rating, environment of air traffic controller, operations, advanced air craft operations, certified flight instructor, certified flight instructor ground school.

Total Program Credits: 60


This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.

1All AOPT courses (or flight-related) must be taken in the sequence shown.

2Student must hold FAA Private Pilot Certificate Single-engine Land to enroll in AOTP Professional Pilot Track. 

3AOTP 1360 Instrument Flight Practicum, AOTP 1560 Commercial Flight I Practicum, and AOTP 2560 Commercial Flight II Practicum are done as credit courses via a stand-alone non-college FAA 141 Certified Flight School. Courses will be graded P (pass) or F (fail). Contact the Department Chair for more information.    

4Prior learning assessment (PLA) will be granted for all flight courses (21 SCH) provided the student has an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.

5Satisfactory completion of FAA Instrument Rating required for CH award for AOTP 1360. 

6Satisfactory completion of the FAA required Phase 2 Progress Check in the commercial flight training syllabus required for CH award for AOTP 1560.

7Satisfactory completion of FAA Commercial Pilot Rating written test required for CH award.

8Satisfactory completion of FAA Commercial Pilot Rating required for CH award for AOTP 2560.

9Satisfactory completion of CFI Rating written test required for CH award.

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