Flight Training

Our programs train students to be FAA licensed Commercial Pilots in airplanes or helicopters. Students will train in one of the busiest air traffic corridors in the world and gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to operate in congested airspace.

Our challenging training environment makes CCBC graduates particularly attractive to airline and corporate pilot employers. Hiring prospects for pilots in the US has been steady despite the economic slowdown. The cyclic pilot shortage is forecast to occur in the next 2-3 years so if you are interested in flying professionally, this is the time to start your training!

Please see our Aviation Program Information Packet for details on our Flight Training degree and certificate programs, course descriptions, admissions, financial aid, VA Benefits and transfer options. Students should be aware that additional flight training costs apply.


How to apply to the Flight Training program

Get Started in 6 easy steps...

  1. Read through the CCBC Flight Training Guide and the CCBC Student Flight Training Handbook
  2. Submit an application for admission
  3. Once accepted, take the placement tests for math, English & reading (students with prior college experience are exempt)
  4. Meet with an academic advisor to evaluate your transcripts and determine what general education courses will transfer. Please see the aviation program transfer guidelines for information on what courses will transfer and how to get credit for FAA pilot certificates
  5. Obtain an FAA Class II Medical Certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) - see page 5 of the Flight Training Guide
  6. Register for classes!