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Certificates of Specialization

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​Private Pilot​ 
Private pilots may fly into many airports around the nation.This certificate prepares students for private pilot flight instruction and the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Individuals with a private pilot license may fly, with passengers, within the weather confines of visual flight rules (VFR).  Courses introduce basic aerodynamics, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather factors and cross country navigation procedures. Basic radio navigation, radio communications procedures, human factors and aviation safety is discussed. The program meets the aeronautical requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 61.105.​


Instrument Pilot
Instrument pilots can fly through less than ideal conditions.This certificate prepares a pilot who is already in possession of a Private Pilot license to meet the requirements of an instrument rating. Instrument training focuses on specific procedures to fly in weather below established minimums for visual flight rules, or Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Courses cover principles of instrument flight, Federal Aviation Regulations, and IFR cross country navigation procedures. Emphasis is placed on Instrument Approach Procedures, IFR operational procedures, and IFR cross country navigation procedures. The program meets the aeronautical requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 61.105.


Commercial P​ilot
Commercial pilots can fly complex aircraft for hire.
This certificate helps prepare a pilot to meet the licensing requirements to become a commercial pilot, as well as prepare students to take the Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test. A commercial pilot license enables an individual to operate an aircraft, for hire. Topics include transport category aircraft performance considerations, advanced weight and balance, multi-engine aerodynamics, and Federal Aviation Regulations applicable to Commercial pilots. The program meets the aeronautical requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 61.105.



Airline Transport P​ilot
Airline transport pilots can start turbine aircraft.
This certificate introduces turbine aircraft aerodynamics and systems, weight and balance, and crew resource management. Focus within this certificate will be based on professional interactions within multi-crew operations, high-altitude weather, high speed aerodynamics, and preparing for ground and flight training. This certifcifate also covers explanations of turbine aircraft terminology and procedures. This certificate prepares students for a career in multiple facets of the airline industry.



Flight Operations
Operations specialists work at many airports around the nation.
This certificate introduces basic flight theory, advanced meteorology, airport and airline economics and management, advanced aircraft systems, and aircraft navigation. Courses include topics such as airline and corporate flight operations, airline organization and management, forecasting, scheduling, marketing and fleet selection. In addition, corporate flight operations and the impact of general aviation on the nation’s air transportation system are explored. Potential careers for students include aircraft dispatch, aircraft and aircrew scheduling, airport operations and Fixed Base Operations.