Flight Science

The Fall 2024 Flight Science cohort is full. 

Why study Flight Science at RC

Flight Science is designed to provide students the knowledge, skills, and flight experience required to become certified commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors. Students will complete academic, simulator, and flight courses taught within the guidelines of the Federal Aviation Administration. Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision making, flight safety, and effective teaching techniques.

Courses and Programs

As courses within the degree are successfully completed, the student will earn the Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Flight Instructor Certificate. Degree graduates will be ready to enter the aviation industry as commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors.

Ground school courses (academic classes) are taught at the Reedley College campus, in Reedley. The flight lab courses are conducted at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, 4955 E. Anderson Road, Suite 117, Fresno, CA 93727.


Flight Science Degree and Certificate Programs:

Program Map Degree/Certificate
Flight Science Associates of Science (AS)

Program maps represent one possible pathway through the program and are for reference only. Detailed information is available in the course catalog.

Students should make a counseling appointment to create a customized education plan to fit their needs.

Students New to RC

Current/Returning Students

How to Enter Flight Science Program