This program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to earn the FAA pilot certificates required to begin their flying careers. Students may start taking course leading to the degree, however, they must first obtain a private pilot certificate prior to starting in flight training courses. Students completing the degree will earn a Commercial Pilot certificate with single and multi-engine, and instrument rating. Student may also earn a Flight Instructor certificate as an elective. Students already holding pilot certificates and/or ratings may receive college credit for those certificates as determined by Northwest Florida State College program policies and the Federal Aviation Administration rules which may include an evaluation of the student’s certificates, training received, and conducting flight proficiency checks. Additionally, this is a high cost program and it requires the student to first obtain the appropriate medical certificate prior to the start of flight training. Successful completion of the program will allow graduates to start in entry-level jobs as pilots or as flight instructors to enable building the required flight hours for more advanced flying careers.
NOTE: If you have not already done so, you must pass the Florida Literacy Examination in addition to completing one of the above courses to meet the Civic Literacy Competency requirements for graduation.