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Aeronautics-Professional Pilot

31-402-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 33 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you’d like to build your flight experience for employment in the aviation industry, this diploma program can give you the training and experience you need to get started. Your training includes FAA approved 141 flight training for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine and Single-Engine, so you’ll have flight experience and certifications for your first professional pilot job. You’ll be well prepared for a variety of interesting career options. If your goal is to become an airline pilot, this program can offer an alternative pathway to our Aeronautics-Pilot Training associate degree to acquire the necessary flight hours you’ll need to be eligible for those positions.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (33 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Private Pilot-Flight 1
    10-402-100
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10402100
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares the student to fly the aircraft solo and covers the basic fundamentals of flying including ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level. This course is Stage 1 of the 141 Private Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Private Pilot-Ground 10402101
  • Private Pilot-Ground
    10-402-101
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level.

    Prereq: Active in Aeronautics-Pilot Training OR Aeronautics Prof Pilot plan
  • Aviation Weather
    10-402-102
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402102
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aviation weather, aviation human factors, aviation safety, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.

    Prereq: Active in Aeronautics-Pilot Training OR Aeronautics Prof Pilot plan
  • Private Pilot-Flight 2
    10-402-122
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10402122
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces the student to navigating to nearby airports by use of pilotage. The student will also be introduced to diversion, lost procedures, and planning for alternatives if the planned flight cannot be completed. The student will also be introduced to maximum performance takeoffs and landings. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level. This course is Stage 2 of the 141 Private Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Private Pilot-Flight 1 - 10402100 OR Private Pilot-Flight 1B - 10402115
  • Private Pilot-Flight 3
    10-402-125
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10402125
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces additional elements of aviation that are required of a Private Pilot. The skills of navigation, cross country operations, night operations, and flight solely by reference to the instruments shall be developed. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Private Pilot certificate level. This course is Stage 3 of the 141 Private Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Private Pilot-Flight 2 - 10402125
  • Instrument-Ground
    10-402-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR operations.

    Prereq: Private Pilot-Ground 10402101
  • Aircraft Systems
    10-402-106
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aircraft systems, aviation human factors, aviation law and regulation, aviation safety, airworthiness, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.

    Prereq: Active in Aeronautics-Pilot Training OR Aeronautics Prof Pilot plan
  • Instrument Flight 1
    10-402-126
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10402126
    • Credits: 1.00

    Learn precise airplane attitude control solely by reference to the airplane instruments. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR Operations. This course is Stage 1 of the 141 Instrument training course.

    Coreq: Private Pilot-Flight 3 -10402125; Instrument-Ground 10402103
  • Instrument Flight 2
    10-402-127
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10402127
    • Credits: 2.00

    Learn and refine basic radio navigation procedures, including the intercepting and tracking of courses through the use of VORs, Localizers, NDBs and other navigation systems. The student will also learn to perform instrument approaches. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR Operations. This course is Stage 2 of the 141 Instrument training course.

    Coreq: Instrument Flight 1 - 10402126
  • Instrument Flight 3
    10-402-128
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10402128
    • Credits: 1.00

    Plan and perform IFR cross-country flights while refining the basic IFR skills required to operate in the instrument environment. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR Operations. This course is Stage 3 of the 141 Instrument training course.

    Coreq: Instrument Flight 2 - 10402127 OR Instrument Flight 2B - 10402117
  • Commercial Flight 1
    10-402-151
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10402151
    • Credits: 2.00

    Broaden your knowledge of VFR cross-country operations, including meteorology and airspace to provide the skill necessary to operate safely during extended cross-country flights. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR operations. This course is Stage 1 of the 141 Commercial Pilot training course.

    Prereq: Instrument Flight 3 - 10402128
  • Commercial Flight 2
    10-402-152
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10402152
    • Credits: 2.00

    Commercial maneuvers are introduced, and students are provided an opportunity to continue practice of takeoffs, landings, go-arounds, and emergency operations. This stage also continues exercise of instrument flying skills. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on IFR operations. This course is Stage 2 of the 141 Commercial Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Commercial Flight 1 - 10402151
  • Commercial-Ground
    10-402-104
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on multi-engine operations.

    Prereq: Instrument-Ground 10402103
  • Aerodynamics
    10-402-105
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10402105
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers ground training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft design and limitations, and theories of flight to the Commercial Pilot certificate level.

    Prereq: Active in Aeronautics-Pilot Training OR Aeronautics Prof Pilot plan
  • Commercial Flight 3
    10-402-153
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10402153
    • Credits: 2.00

    Learn to fly a complex multi-engine airplane and have an opportunity to practice those skills. In addition, the student continues to practice commercial maneuvers. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on single-engine operations. This course is Stage 3 of the 141 Commercial Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Commercial Flight 2 - 10402152; Commercial-Ground 10402104
  • Commercial Flight 4
    10-402-154
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10402154
    • Credits: 1.00

    Finish preparing the skills required for a Commercial Single/Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot. Also covered is ground and flight training of aerodynamics and aircraft performance, aircraft systems, aviation human factors, air traffic control and airspace, aviation law and regulation, aviation weather, aviation safety, airworthiness, flight maneuvers, weight and balance, navigation, and emergency operations to the Commercial Pilot certificate level with an emphasis on multi-engine operations. This course is Stage 4 of the Commercial Pilot training course.

    Coreq: Commercial Flight 3 - 10402153 OR Commercial Flight 3B - 10402182
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