Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Flight Technology, AAS


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Total Program Credits: 105-106

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Aviation Academy , 541.463.4195

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Paul Lancaster - Director of Flight Training

Purpose To prepare students for successful careers as pilots in the air transportation industry.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Flight Technology requirements will:

  • Be certificated by the FAA as commercial pilot with an option for being FAA certified as a Flight Instructor.
  • Have FAA pilot certification and be legally qualified for an entry-level position in the commercial aviation industry.
  • Have knowledge and skills to serve in responsible positions in a corporate aviation department.
  • Be skilled in the use of multiple industry libraries and data base systems and be skilled as a researcher in the aviation industry.
  • Be skilled in the use of various systems of measure and conversion; be skilled in the use of performance tables and graphs; plot data manually and electronically to determine performance and trends.
  • Skillfully access a multitude of library accessible resources for applications information and topical research projects; be skilled in the use of local and national libraries and databases.
  • Accurately use systems of measure, skillfully perform unit conversions, and be skilled in computational analysis defining airplane operational performance; accurately use performance tables, charts and graphs; use interpolation to derive implied values; and be skilled in the use of aviation specific manual and electronic calculators to determine time, rate and trends.

Accreditation Flight Technology Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Flight Training is FAA Part 141 approved.

Licensing & Certification After successful completion of the college courses and completion of the subsequent FAA practical tests, the student will receive FAA Private Pilot, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificates.

Admission Information Contact Lane Aviation Academy: lanecc.edu/aviationacademy Phone:541.463.4195 Email: FlightApply@lanecc.edu

Advising Contact Claudia Riumallo and Rudy Tyburczy at advtechprograms@lanecc.edu.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Contact Cooperative Education at https://www.lanecc.edu/cooped/contact

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings: 18 annually
Statewide openings: 80 annually

National openings: 10,620+ annually for commercial pilots, aircraft pilots and flight engineers, and airline pilots and copilots

Flight instructors earn from $25,000-50,000.

Entry-level airline pilots earn $35,000 through their probationary period.

Air carrier line pilots earn $45,000-300,000 annually.

Estimated Program Cost

    Standard Track*           W Track**
Books   $1,800 $1,800
Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals   $2,500 $2,500
Instruments/Tools   $300 $300
Program Specific Fees   $52,725 $54,213
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $13,414 $13,414
  Total Estimated Cost $70,740 $72,227

Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

*Students under 220 lbs, under 6’2”, under 39” sitting height 

**Students at or above 220 lbs, over 6’2”, over 39” sitting height 

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses  
  • If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirement.
  • A VIB (Veterans Information Bulletin) with current program costs is provided in Flight Technology’s initial Application Packet .
  • All Private, Instrument, and Commercial flight courses must be completed to fulfill the AAS degree requirements.
  • Private Pilot courses are to be chosen based on student size. Students under 220 lbs, under 6’2”, under 39” sitting height choose FT 141 , FT 142 , and FT 143 . Students at or above these limits choose FT 141W , FT 142W , and FT 143W .
  • FT 141W, FT 142W and FT143W are flown in 4 seat aircraft, which have a higher rental cost than the two seat aircraft used in FT 142, FT 142 and FT 143

General Education


GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

NOTE: It is recommended students complete the Arts and Letters and Human Relations requirements prior to program entry.

Program Core Courses


CS 120  and FT 102  may be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass. All other CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Private Pilot courses are to be chosen based on student size. Students under 220 lbs, under 6’2”, under 39” sitting height must complete FT 141, FT 142, and FT 143. Students at or above these limits must complete FT 141W, FT 142W, and FT143W.

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