Flight Science

FLIGHT SCIENCE (MAJOR #R.8500.AS)
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

This program of study prepares students for careers in aviation and aerospace operations. Students can tailor their curriculum based on career goals. The course of study is primarily focused on those students who wish to become professional pilots. However, the academic areas of study can also prepare students for careers in flight operations management, aircraft dispatch, aircraft scheduling and Fixed Base Operations support. The curriculum is designed to accommodate students with no previous flying experience. Courses will systematically prepare individuals academically to meet the aeronautical knowledge requirements to test for the certificates and ratings required to operate aircraft as a commercial pilot. In addition, flight lab courses are offered as suggested electives enabling the student to complete all aspects of their training under the auspices of the college and to meet aeronautical experience and flight hour requirements necessary for federal licensing as a commercial pilot. Please note that students seeking FAA certificates and ratingsmust participate in flight activities and meet aeronautical experience requirements as defined under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 141 for the rating desired. In addition to meeting experience requirements, the student must perform each maneuver within the parameters established in the applicable Practical Test Standard.

This may require training beyond the specified minimum number of hours for a certificate or rating.

FLIGHT SCIENCE (MAJOR #R.8500.CA)
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT


This program of study prepares students for careers in aviation and aerospace operations. Students can tailor their curriculum based on career goals. The course of study is primarily focused on those students who wish to become professional pilots. However, the academic areas of study can also prepare students for careers in flight operations management, aircraft dispatch, aircraft scheduling and Fixed Base Operations support. The curriculum is designed to accommodate students with no previous flying experience. Courses will systematically prepare individuals academically to meet the aeronautical knowledge requirements to test for the certificates and ratings required to operate aircraft as a commercial pilot. In addition, flight lab courses are offered as suggested electives enabling the student to complete all aspects of their training under the auspices of the college and to meet aeronautical experience and flight hour requirements necessary for federal licensing as a commercial pilot. Please note that students seeking FAA certificates and ratings must participate in flight activities and meet aeronautical experience requirements as defined under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 141 for the rating desired. In addition to meeting experience requirements, the student must perform each maneuver within the parameters established in the applicable Practical Test Standard. This may require training beyond the specified minimum number of hours for a certificate or rating. Courses may be applied toward the Associate’s degree. To obtain the Associate’s degree students must complete
the Reedley College graduation requirements and general
education.

FLGHT 101

Private Pilot Ground School

4

FLGHT 102

Aviation History

2

FLGHT 103

Careers in Aviation

2

FLGHT 104

Remote Pilot Ground School (sUAS)

1

FLGHT 105

Private Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 106

Advanced Private Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 111

Instrument Pilot Ground School

3

FLGHT 112

Advanced Navigation

2

FLGHT 113

Advanced Meteorology

2

FLGHT 115

Instrument Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 116

Advanced Instrument Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 121

Commercial Pilot Ground School

3

FLGHT 122

Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control

2

FLGHT 123

Human Factors & Crew Resource Management

2

FLGHT 125

Commercial Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 126

Advanced Commercial Pilot Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 131

Flight Instructor Ground School

3

FLGHT 132

Advanced Aircraft Systems & Propulsion

2

FLGHT 133

Federal Aviation Regulations

2

FLGHT 135

Flight Instructor Flight Lab

1

FLGHT 145

Multi-Engine Pilot Flight Lab

1

 

Please note that students seeking FAA certificates and ratings must participate in flight activities and meet aeronautical experience requirements as defined under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 141 for the rating desired. In addition to meeting experience requirements, the student must perform each maneuver within the parameters established in the applicable Practical Test Standard. This may require training beyond the specified minimum number of hours for a certificate or rating.

The entire process will take you 18-24 months. In that time we will take you step by step through the academic preparation necessary to enter the work force as a commercial pilot or as a flight operations specialist.

The process of becoming a pilot begins with earning certificates and ratings. In the process, a pilot begins to build flight time and gain experience in the cockpit. The curriculum at Reedley College is designed to guide you through this process.

The first certificate a pilot earns is the Private Pilot Certificate. After the requisite amount of experience is attained you then apply and test for a Commercial Pilot Certificate. In the process of earning the Commercial Pilot Certificate, a special rating to fly in poor weather, called an instrument rating, is added. In addition, most people will also add a multi-engine rating shortly after getting their Commercial Certificate. At this point you are now licensed to fly multi-engine aircraft for hire.

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