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Associate in Aeronautics – Pilot Training

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Associate in Aeronautics – Pilot Training

With an Aeronautics – Pilot Training associate degree from Gateway, the world is your office. If you’ve always dreamed about a career as a professional pilot, this program is the perfect place to start. Learn hands-on from FAA-certified flight instructors and work with the latest aviation equipment that prepares you to work as a private or commercial pilot in a wide range of places. After graduating the program, your career will soar to new heights.

Aeronautics-Pilot Training develops the skills and knowledge, through academic and practical application, necessary for an entry level career as a professional pilot. Required aircraft training and electives include commercial certificate with single engine, multiengine, and instrument ratings, and certified flight instructor certificate with single engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. Actual certification is dependent upon successful completion of an external assessment by the individual student.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Aero Science Engine/ Structures/ Systems
  • Aviation/introduction
  • English Composition
  • Flight Private Pilot A
  • Flight Private Pilot B
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Aero Science Aviation Weather
  • Aero Science Instrument
  • Professional Piloting I
  • Technical Reporting
  • Aero Science Aerophysics / Aerodynamics
  • Aero Science Commercial
  • Professional Piloting II
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Speech
  • Aero Science Aviation Safety
  • Aero Science Fundamentals of Instruction
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aircraft Systems Advanced
  • Professional Piloting Iii
  • Professional Piloting Iv
  • Aero Science Certified Flight Instructor Airplane
  • Flight Certified Instructor Instrument
  • Flight/Certified Flight Instructor Airplane
  • Sociology, Introduction to

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Maintain compliance with procedures and practices contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and other applicable FAA publications. Criteria– You must pass the practical tests for instrument rating airplane, commercial pilot airplane multi-engine land and commercial pilot single-engine land.
  2. Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as a Commercial Pilot for single and multi-engine land planes with an instrument rating. Criteria – You must comply with as well as explain the purpose and value of instrument rating airplane and commercial pilot airplane procedures and practices.
  3. Demonstrate Single-pilot Resource Management (SRM). Criteria – You must demonstrate task management, risk management, situational awareness, aeronautical decision-making, controlled flight into terrain awareness and automation management.
  4. Act as a professional member of the aviation community. Criteria – You must act professional at all times, be sincere, present a professional appearance and personal habits, maintain a calm demeanor, practice safety and accident prevention at all times, use appropriate language, continue professional development, admit errors and be punctual.
  5. Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as a Certificated Flight instructor for single- and multi-engine land airplanes with an instrument rating. Criteria – You must comply with as well as explain the purpose and value of CFI-ASEL and CFI-Instrument procedures and practices.

Career opportunities

  • Corporate Pilot
  • Airline Pilot
  • Charter Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Skydive Pilot
  • Banner Tow or
  • Aerial Mapping Pilot

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About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America

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