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Flight Science (AS)

Reedley College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

Program description

Flight Science (AS)

The Associate Degree in Flight Science is designed to provide students the knowledge, skills, and flight experience required to become certified commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors. Students will complete academic, simulator, and flight courses taught within the guidelines of the Federal Aviation Administration. Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision making, flight safety, and effective teaching techniques.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

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

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Private Pilot 1 Ground School
  • Private Pilot 1 Flight Lab
  • Private Pilot 2 Flight Lab
  • Reading and Composition
  • Physical and Mental Wellness
  • Physical Education

Semester 2

  • Private Pilot 2 Ground School
  • Private Pilot 2 Simulation Lab
  • Private Pilot 2 Flight Lab
  • Advanced Meteorology
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Physical Education

Summer 1

  • Commercial Pilot Flight Lab
  • Humanities

Semester 3

  • Instrument Rating Ground School
  • Instrument Rating Simulation Lab
  • Instrument Rating Flight Lab
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Semester 4

  • Commercial Ground School
  • Commercial Pilot 2 Flight Lab
  • American Institutions/Government
  • Communication

Summer 2

  • Flight Instructor Ground School
  • Flight Instructor Flight Lab

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester


Degrees/certificates: Associate of Science in Flight Science (AS)

As courses within the degree are successfully completed, the student will earn the Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Flight Instructor Certificate.

Career opportunities

Students in this program my work in fields such as: Commercial airplane pilots and flight instructors Immediately can become a Flight Instructor, will need Additional hours to become Pilot

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Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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