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Support and Training to Launch Your Fixed Wing Pilot Career

Charter College Aviation offers student both an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science aviation program for fixed wing. Both programs combine online curriculum provided by Charter College Aviation with ground school and flight hours from our partner flight schools. With less than a year of additional schooling, students can complete the BS program that includes additional aviation and general education curriculum.
 
Associate of Applied Science Program Overview
10 aviation courses divided in 3 blocks:
 
Foundation Block
  • Aircraft Systems and Components
  • Aviation Safety and Human Factors
  • Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance
Technical Block
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Aviation Law and Regulations
  • Aviation Navigation
Professional Block
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Air Traffic Control & Airspace
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Aviation Meteorology

Plus general education courses required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program length for AAS: 70 weeks (includes both programs listed below) 

You will enroll in this program through earning your Private Pilot License:
Associate of Applied Science in Aviation: Concentration in Fixed Wing

Flight hours: 50

Upon earning your PPL, you will transfer to this program:
Asso
ciate of Applied Science in Commercial Aviation: Concentration in Fixed Wing

Flight hours: 200

 
Bachelor of Science Program Overview
The curriculum for the BS in Aviation Fixed Wing program is the same as the AAS program with 10 additional courses (noted below), requiring a longer time frame to complete. Once students have earned their certified flight instructor (CFI) rating, they are encouraged to begin working as a CFI to earn additional flight hours as they complete their degree. The Bachelor degree program uses the same curriculum as above, with these additional courses:

The 10 aviation courses in the AAS program, plus
these 10 aviation courses divided in 3 blocks:

Advanced Block

  • Physics: Aircraft Performance and Aerodynamics
  • Aviation Communication 
  • Applied Aviation Meteorology

Operations Block

  • Aviation Security
  • Introduction to Airport and Airline Management
  • Aviation Safety Management System
  • Aviation Decision Making and Risk Management

Navigation Block

  • Aviation Flight Path Management 
  • Navigation Systems and International Flight Operations
  • Introduction to Jet Turbines

Plus general education courses required for a Bachelor of Science Degree

Program length for BS: 120 weeks (includes both programs listed below) 

You will enroll in this program through earning your Private Pilot License:
Bachelor of Science in Aviation: Concentration in Fixed Wing
Flight hours: 50

Upon earning your PPL, you will transfer to this program:
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics: Concentration in Fixed Wing
Flight hours: 200