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Program Introduction

The Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology–A60180CP curriculum prepare individuals for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers including commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, the military, unmanned aircraft systems industries, and state and federal aviation organizations.

Course work includes fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, unmanned aircraft systems, and instrument and commercial ground training, flight and simulator training, and entrepreneurship or business management training.

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  • AER 110 – Air Navigation
    This course covers the basic elements of air navigation, fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning, and the use of a plotter, computer, and aerial charts.
  • AER 150 – Private Pilot Flt Theory
    This course covers the aeronautical knowledge required to meet the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for private pilot certification.


  • AER 111 – Aviation Meteorology
    This course covers the atmosphere, interpretation, and measurement of meteorological elements, and the effects of such on aircraft operations and performance.
  • AER 160 – Instrument Flight Theory
    This course covers the required aeronautical knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Instrument Ground School.


  • AER 217 – Air Transportation
    This course covers the development and present status of the air transportation system.
  • AER 218 – Human Factors in Aviation
    This course analyzes interpersonal relationships in the cockpit and related psychological factors that affect pilot performance and efficiency during flight operations.


  • AER 115 – Flight Simulator
    This course covers instrument instruction and training in an FAA-approved flight simulator.
  • AER 170 – Commercial Flight Theory
    This course covers advanced aircraft control, cross-country operations, and other topics required for the FAA commercial pilot written exam.


  • UAS 111 – UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    This course provides students with the various products and technologies commonly associated with unmanned aircraft systems utilized by hobbyists, the government, industry, and the military.
  • CIS 110 – Introduction to Computers
    This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer.

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Jeff Jennings
Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology Program Chair/Instructor

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Center (Building 030), Room 122
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 660
Fax: (252) 233-6879

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