Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Flight Technology, AAS

New Aviation Program

A new Aviation Professional Pilot, AAS, degree will be available starting Summer 2021. For information or to apply, contact director Joshua M. Rickert at 541-463-4195.

Previous Flight Program Information

The prior Flight Technology, AAS (below), is no longer available for students to select. Please contact program staff or academic advisors for information about the new Aviation program starting in 2021-22.

Length: Two years, 93 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Standard Track: $79,783
This track includes students under 180 lbs, under 6'2", under 39" sitting height.

  • Books - $1,800
  • Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals - $2,500
  • Instruments/Tools - $300
  • Flight Fees - $62,604
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,579

Estimated Cost for W Track: $81,345
This track includes students at or above 180 lbs, over 6'2", over 39" sitting height 

  • Books - $1,800
  • Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals - $2,500
  • Instruments/Tools - $300
  • Flight Fees - $64,166
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,579

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for successful careers as pilots in the air transportation industry.

Students who complete this program 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.

Admission Information

To apply, contact the Lane Aviation Academy at https://www.lanecc.edu/aviationacademy or 541.463.4195.

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. FT 255  satisfies the Human Relations requirement and may not be substituted.

Private Pilot flight labs are to be chosen based on student size. Students under 180 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.


  • A VIB (Veterans Information Bulletin) with current program costs is provided in Flight Technology's initial Application Packet .
  • Graduates considering transfer to a 4-year College or University should see their Academic Advisor.
  • FT 141W , FT 142W  and FT 143W  are flown in a 4-seat aircraft (W=Warrior), which has a higher rental cost than the 2-seat aircraft used for FT 141 , FT 142  and FT 143 .
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.

Licensing and Certification

Flight Technology Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Flight Training is approved for Part 141 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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.