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Aeronautics-Pilot Training

Share 10-402-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Turn your love of flying into a great career as a charter, regional or major airline pilot. Your training includes FAA approved 141 flight training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and in-flight experience to qualify for the Commercial Single Engine and Certified Flight Instructor certificates with single- and multi-engine land and instrument ratings. You’ll also learn about weather, aerodynamics and avionics, and will use the latest flight training equipment, including high-tech, modern aircraft and flight simulators. Enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one instruction tailored to your individual needs. You can start working in the industry before graduating, so you'll have more flight time, certificates and experience than typical four-year program graduates. You’ll be ready for an entry-level position as a flight instructor or transporting people, freight or mail.

Career Opportunities

  • Flight Instructor
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Agricultural Pilot
  • Law Enforcement Pilot
  • Charter Pilot
  • Airline Pilot
  • U.S. Forestry or Contractor Pilot
  • Aerial Photography/Tour Pilot

Estimated Program Cost

Aeronautics-Pilot Training

This program will cost about $80,513.92*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $600.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Aeronautics-Pilot Training

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
Not accepting applications for this term
Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Pilot Tour/Program Overview

Prior to program admission, you must complete a tour and/or a program overview session, and should review the program checklist at

Private Pilot Intention Form

Read, sign and submit the appropriate Private Pilot Intent form found at

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as a Commercial Pilot for single and multi-engine land planes with an instrument rating.
  • Obtain the FAA certification as a Flight Instructor for single and multi-engine airplanes with an Instrument Instructor rating.
  • Build adaptability and an awareness of safety and develop practical options for facing numerous operational considerations in a variety of situations.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) and appropriate operating practices as contained in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and other applicable FAA publications, as well as FVTC procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with procedures and practices contained in the FAR's, AIM, FVTC TCO, and other applicable FAA publications.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think logically and analyze complex situations through Aeronautical Decision Making.
  • Utilize communication skills which allow for seamless coordination between members of a cockpit crew through Crew Resource Management.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as defined in the FAA Aviation Instructor's Handbook.
Additional Information
If you need to complete the Private Pilot Certificate, we recommend taking the private pilot training from FVTC for the easiest transition. If you already hold a private pilot license, a credit transfer assessment is required.
You will need to complete additional items prior to being eligible for flight classes.
If you are a non-US Citizen you must follow the step-by-step instructions for Alien (non US-citizen or national) seeking flight training found at
The Pilot programs are in high demand.
The originals of both your medical certificate and citizenship documents are required to be presented in person to an appropriate representative of the College at the S.J. Spanbauer Aviation & Industrial Center.
It is your responsibility to provide an updated 1st or 2nd Class Medical Certificate if yours is older than 12 months at any given time prior to the New Student Registration Session.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

Make the most of your education.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.


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