Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degree Map: Aviation Sciences Technology AAS Professional Pilot Option


This degree map provides you with the semester-by-semester course sequencing for a full-time student to complete this degree in two years.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (‘C’) as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.
**All AVST courses require special permission for enrollment.  Meet with the aviation academic counselor at the Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center for admission.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
AVST 2113 - History of Aviation     3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  or SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)    3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   or MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)   3
Total Credit Hours 12

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
AVST 1113 - Private Pilot Ground School     3
AVST 1222 - Private Pilot Flight Lab    2
AVST 2253 - Aviation Meteorology   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government      3

Select one: 

COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  
ENGL 2343 - Business Communication I  
ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing  

 

3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.
  • Professional pilot students earn a Private Pilot certificate of completion from TCC once AVST1113 and AVST1222 are completed. Students must submit for this certificate of graduation upon completion.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
AVST 2213 - Instrument Pilot Ground School     3
AVST 2132 - Instrument Flight Lab    2
AVST 2283 - Aviation Human Factors    3
AVST 2413 - Aircraft Dispatch I     3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present     3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
AVST 2313 - Commercial Pilot Ground School    3
AVST 2162 - Commercial Cross-Country Flight Lab    2
AVST 2182 - Commercial Flight Lab    2
AVST 2454 - Aircraft Dispatch II   4
AVST 1403 - Advanced Theory of Flight    3
Total Credit Hours

14

  • ​Professional pilot students earn a Commercial Pilot certificate of completion from TCC once AVST2313, AVST2162, and AVST2182 are completed. Students must submit for this certificate of graduation upon completion.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fifth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
AVST 2343 - Flight Instructor Pilot Ground School     3
AVST 2442 - Flight Instructor Pilot Flight Lab     2
AVST 2181 - Flight Certification Training     1
Total Credit Hours 6

 

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • Professional pilot students earn a Flight Instructor certificate of completion from TCC once AVST2343 and AVST2442 are completed. Students must submit for this certificate of graduation upon completion.