This program is designed to allow the student to earn FAA certificates and ratings to become a professional pilot. The student, having completed this course work, will have the background and skills to enter the aviation industry as a professional pilot or continue towards a Bachelor's degree in aviation science (or a related field). Students may choose fixed-wing (airplane single engine and multi-engine) or helicopter certifications.
The student must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Third (3rd) Class medical certificate prior to enrolling in ANY flight lab. This program is approved for Veteran's Administration (VA) educational benefits. In addition to standard tuition fees, there are additional lab fees for each flight lab in the program. These lab fees are structured to cover the costs associated with the minimum flying hours required for each FAA certificate. Any additional flying time costs beyond the FAA minimums covered by the lab fee must be borne by the student. See the Department for the latest lab fee costs.
Career opportunities are available in airline, corporate, and general aviation. The current U.S. Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook for Airline and Commercial Pilots projects five percent growth through 2024, and the expectation is there will be massive demand beyond that point due to a large wave of pilot retirements and the need to backfill the supply of pilots for commercial pilot roles of all sorts. This involves not only airline positions, but general aviation careers such as flight instruction, corporate flying, and business air services. Employment of pilots is projected to grow 10 percent through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Students earn specific FAA certifications to prepare them with the skills necessary to become a professional pilot in fixed wing aircraft and/or helicopters. Fixed-wing and helicopter students will earn the Private, Instrument, and Commercial ratings, with the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) ratings optional. The Commercial Multi-engine rating is exclusive to the fixed-wing training program only and is optional.
|AVT 1110||Private Pilot Ground School||3|
|AVT 1170||Instrument Pilot Ground School||3|
|AVT 2250||Commercial Pilot Ground||2|
|(AVT 1124 AND AVT 1224 AND AVT 2263 OR AVT 1126 AND AVT 1226 AND AVT 2265)||5|
|AVT 2258||Flight Instructor Ground||4|
|AVT 2275||Instrument Flight Instructor Ground||1|
|(AVT 2266 AND AVT 2269 AND AVT 2277 OR AVT 2271 AND AVT 2278)||2 - 3|