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Charter College Aviation offers student pilots two degree options for rotor: Associate of Applied Science in Aviation (AAS) and Bachelor of Science in Aviation (BS). 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.

A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture, and about one (1) hour for every one (1) hour of lab.

 
Associate of Applied Science Program Overview
10 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 Rotor

Flight hours: 40
Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click here for important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attend this program.

Upon earning your PPL, you will transfer to this program:
Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Aviation: Concentration in Rotor

Flight hours: 170
Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click here for important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attend this program.

 
Bachelor of Science Program Overview

The curriculum for the BS in Aviation Rotor 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. 
 
A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture, and about one (1) hour for every one (1) hour of lab.
 
The BS Rotor program uses the same curriculum as above, with these additional courses:
 
10 additional 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 Rotor

Flight hours: 40
Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click here for important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attend this program.

Upon earning your PPL, you will transfer to this program:
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics: Concentration in Rotor

Flight hours: 170
Gainful Employment Disclosure: Click here for important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attend this program.