Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5707
First Term: 2002 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 29.5
CIP Code: 49.0102
Occupational Area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.50
SOC Code: 53-2011, 53-2012


Description: The Certificate of Completion in Flight Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to aircraft flying and to prepare them to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and practical examinations for Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single Engine Airplane, Land Rating, Instrument Rating, and Multiengine Rating. Instruction includes aircraft design, systems, flight operations and procedures, radio communication and navigation, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to aircraft operations.
Job Description: This program is designed to prepare students with the required Federal Aviation Administration certificates for initial employment as airplane pilots in a wide variety of entry-level, flight-related occupations such as flight instructor, banner tow pilots, jump plane pilots, etc. In some instances, additional specialized training will be required.

Flight Policies: Flight and simulator training costs are the responsibility of the student. They are determined on an hourly basis for aircraft and flight instruction, and are in addition to tuition, fees, and other registration expenses. Once students have been accepted into the CGCC Flight Technology program, the will not receive college credit for flight instruction received at flight schools other than the school or schools with which Maricopa County Community College District has currently contracted for such instruction.

Ground school courses must be taken concurrently with the appropriate flight courses.

Attendance is mandatory in the aviation ground school courses in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 141, Appendices A and D. Failure to meet these attendance requirements will disqualify the student for FAA pilot certification.

Transfer of Pilot Ratings: Students with a Private Pilot Certificate obtained without college credit must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge before enrolling in any 200-level ground or flight courses. Students holding Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Certificates obtained without college credit are required to take the appropriate ground school courses, and complete the flight lessons contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141 Commercial Pilot Test Course.

Aviation and related courses from other colleges and universities will not automatically transfer to CGCC. All aviation transfer courses, flight, or nonflight, are reviewed by the Aviation Division for transferability. Students with pilot certificates obtained with college credit at other institution must demonstrate proficiency of each certificate and associated ratings before credit will be accepted to satisfy CGCC curriculum requirements.

In all cases, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process.

Medical Certificates: A current medical certificate is required for all students planning to begin flight training. The
physical examination must be performed by a medical doctor who is a designated FAA Medical Examiner. Students are advised to obtain their medical certificates well in advance of beginning the flight program. This will ensure that medical problems or physical limitations that may alter career plans can be addressed before entering flight courses.

There are three types of medical certificates-Class III, Class II and Class I. Students are advised to obtain a Class I certificate if they are planning a career in professional flight. Students must have at least a Class II medical before beginning 200-level flight courses.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information






Required Courses
AET115 Aviation Meteorology 3
+ AET203 Basic Airplane Systems 2
AET205 Aircraft Structures, Systems, and Maintenance 4
+ AET207 Attitude Instruments and Navigation 2
+ AET210 Commercial Pilot Flight I 2
+ AET213 Aerodynamics and Performance 2
+ AET215 Aircraft Powerplants 4
+ AET217 Instrument Procedures 2
+ AET220 Commercial Pilot Flight II 2
+ AET225 Advanced Aircraft Systems 4
+ AET237 Multiengine Airplane Pilot Ground School 2
+ AET240 Multiengine Airplane Pilot Flight 0.5
Credits: 29.5

Program Competencies
1. Determine implications of weather on the safety of flight, based on observation and reports. (AET115)
2. Explain the operation and interpretation of flight instruments. (AET203)
3. Compare and contrast maintenance privileges and limitations as they apply to pilots, mechanics, and inspectors. (AET205)
4. Use instrument navigation charts to determine minimum altitudes, distances, headings, frequencies, and required equipment. (AET207)
5. Operate an aircraft in simulated instrument conditions to federal standards. (AET210)
6. Determine factors impacting aircraft performance, including engine power output, weight and balance, airport requirements, and flight maneuvers. (AET213)
7. Describe essential systems and the operation of reciprocating and turbine aircraft engines. (AET215)
8. Plan Instrument Flight Rules cross-country flights using actual weather, aircraft performance, and airport data. (AET217)
9. Execute an Instrument Flight Rules cross-country flight including precision and non-precision approaches and commercial maneuvers while operating the aircraft to federal standards. (AET220)
10. Explain the operation of transport category aircraft systems including cabin atmosphere, ice protection, fire protection, hydraulic systems, and landing gear systems. (AET225)
11. Understand the important factors related to operating a multiengine airplane. (AET237)
12. Demonstrate proper operation of a multiengine airplane. (AET240)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4-23-02

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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