Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Aviation Instrument Rating, CPC

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Length: 14 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $ 20,787

  • Resident Tuition: $1,855*
  • Technology Fees: $182
  • General Student Fees: $279**
  • Online Course Fee: $50 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $200 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $18,221 (Application Fee, Course Fees and Exams/Licensure)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives,) and includes any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program. 

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about computer needs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program provides students with an FAA Instrument Rating.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Conduct safe and legal flight operations in accordance with FAA regulations
PLO 2 - Use a variety of avionics and navigation aids for Instrument (IFR) flight operations
PLO 3 - Apply the Aeronautical Decision Making model (ADM) with particular attention to the human element and its integration with technology, addressing FAA guidelines on hazardous attitudes
PLO 4 - Identify, assess, and respond to hazards to flight operations including weather, mechanical, medical, physiological, and psychological issues, in order to make sound go/no-go and in-flight decisions in normal and emergency circumstances
PLO 5 - Explain the functions and interactions of aerodynamics, aircraft systems, navigation, communications, regulations, and meteorology

Admission Information

This is a limited-enrollment program. Please visit the Aviation Academy web page for more information and to apply. There is a $75.00 application fee. 

To align training with weather, the Aviation Professional Pilot program only accepts new students summer term. On a limited basis, some students may begin flying spring term, but no other courses will be offered until summer. Students with previous training should contact the academy, as other options may be available. 

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


  • This program follows Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • This program represents the minimum core elements for an FAA Instrument Rating add-on for a Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate.
  • This program is fully contained in the Aviation Professional Pilot, AAS . Students in the degree program will complete the certificate requirements during Winter and Spring of their first year.


Instrument Rating (Single-Engine Land)

AP 130 , AP 140 , and AP 132  are required to take the FAA practical test, but full course completion is recommended. FAA Practical Test is administered by the FAA or an FFA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

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