When you complete the Associate of Applied Science in Aviation, you will have all the credentials required to pursue a career as a professional pilot. The program offers in-depth training in all stages of pilot certification: Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot. The program also offers classroom training in Aircraft Systems, Advanced Navigation Systems, Aviation Safety, Flight Instructor/ Aircraft Theory, and Aviation Regulations and Professional Conduct.
Graduates are Prepared to:
Apply knowledge in aviation to adapt to emerging aviation trends.
Describe meteorology as it relates to aviation.
Conduct themselves professionally and ethically.
Independently fly and safely operate airplanes for which they are rated.
Demonstrate proficiency in math computation for aviation and modern society.
Communicate effectively using both written and verbal skills.
Demonstrate effective skills in the use of computers and aviation related technology.
Understand and analyze the role of aviation safety and human factors to the aviation industry.
Demonstrate an understanding and the appropriate application of aeronautical principles, design characteristics, and operational limitations, for a variety of aircraft as it relates to the student's career goals.
FAA medical certificates
FAA medical certificates are issued by FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs), and are required by all pilots who operate aircraft. The names, addresses and phone numbers of AMEs in your area may be found at the FAA website (http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/) or you may contact the Gallatin College Director of Aviation for more information. A student enrolled in the Aviation Science Technology Program must obtain at least a Class II medical certificate before his or her first training flight.
Completion of the AAS in Aviation requires that students contract with a flight school recommended by the Aviation Gallatin College Advisory Council to complete the flight training leading to their Private pilot, Commercial pilot, and Instrument ratings. Flight schools that are interested in becoming a recommended flight training provider for Gallatin College Aviation students should contact the Gallatin College Aviation Program Director at 406-994-6151 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the requirements and approval process.
* Indicates perquisites needed. ** Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment. *** Flight times are program averages.
Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and English placement before planning out their full program schedules.A grade of "C-" or above is required for all courses for graduation.
Compliance and Liaison Advisory 223-15-01
According to the VA Education Service Compliance and Liaison Staff (September 1, 2015), Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) "must provide the specific number of training hours required for the completion of any course involving such training, as well as the specific mandatory fees associated with any such course (to include a specific cost-per-hour rate), if the course is taken as part of a standard degree program." Please see the Gallatin College Aviation program "Estimated Flight Training Costs" for these details.