Degree Program

The Yavapai College Associate of Applied Science Professional Pilot, Fixed Wing program is a 2-year aviation degree program designed to provide flight students with the necessary skills and Federal Aviation Administration certificates to gain employment as a commercial pilot or flight instructor (CFI). Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision making, flight safety and effective flying, and teaching techniques. Instructional videos, in-class simulations, and one-on-one flight instruction make up a majority of the learning strategies of this degree program.

You will learn the basics of aviation, receive your private pilot rating, learn instruments, commercial operations and become an instructor with the ability to teach new students how to become professional pilots.

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