Turn your love of flying into a great career as a charter, regional or major airline pilot. FVTC has the training you need to make this a reality. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, consider the Aircraft Electronics or Airframe Powerplant Mechanics programs.


  • Aeronautics-Pilot Training (AAS)

    60 Credits Location: Oshkosh

    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, along with all the requirements to be Restricted-ATP eligible, so you’ll have flight experience requirements sooner for your first airline job. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and in-flight experience to qualify for the Commercial Pilot certificate with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument airplane privileges; and Certificated Flight Instructor certificates with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument airplane privileges. You’ll also learn about weather, aerodynamics and aircraft systems, 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.

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  • Aeronautics-Professional Pilot (TD)

    32 Credits Location: Oshkosh

    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.

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  • Aircraft Electronics (AAS)

    63 Credits Location: Oshkosh

    If you love airplanes and electronics, this is the degree program for you. As an aircraft electrician, you'll install, inspect, test, repair, and align communication, navigation and flight control systems. You’ll learn the theory and practice of avionics and gain the skills necessary for a career as an entry-level avionics technician. Spend more than half of your time in hands-on experience with modern avionic systems and associated test equipment. When you're done, you'll be ready for certification by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. Once you earn the Aircraft Electronics degree, with only one additional year of instruction, you can also complete the Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics program. (Transfer students, please see Additional Information tab below for FAA requirements.)

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  • Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics (TD)

    70 Credits Location: Oshkosh

    Aviation maintenance technicians play an important role in keeping aircraft safe and ready to fly. This program prepares you for Federal Aviation Administration certification which allows a mechanic to inspect and maintain U.S.-registered civil aircraft. Through hands-on training you’ll learn to inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain aircraft structure and aircraft engines. You’ll also learn the details of maintenance documentation, recordkeeping and certification, as well as how to read technical drawings and diagrams. This career field requires a high standard of integrity and ethics. Are you ready? (Transfer students, please see additional FAA information below.)

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Types of Offerings

AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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Prepare for Takeoff

Prepare for Takeoff

Redbird flight simulators prepare pilot training students to fly in all conditions.

See FVTC Aviation at...

See FVTC Aviation at...

Fox Valley Technical College Aviation programs will be part of the action at EAA AirVenture 2019, which runs from July 22-28 in Oshkosh.

Alumni of the Year Named

Alumni of the Year Named

Michael Melotte, director of pilot training for Air Wisconsin Airlines, has been named recipient of the Fox Valley Technical College 2019...

Fox 11’s Leland...

Fox 11’s Leland...

WLUK Fox 11 Co-Anchor Mark Leland won the 2019 Wisconsin Technical College System District Boards Association Media Award for his exemplary...