Professional Pilot - Helicopter, Associate of Applied Science
Graduates of the Professional Pilot Helicopter degree program will have completed all academic training required for the commercial pilot certificate with flight instructor credentials and are immediately employable in the aviation industry. Pilots with a rotorcraft (helicopter) commercial pilot certificate and instructor credentials may find employment in a variety of helicopter applications such as corporate flight operations, charter or cargo airlift, agricultural services, surveying, law enforcement, search and rescue, on-demand media, emergency medical evacuation, flight training, or with numerous government agencies or military services. Non-flying positions are also available with the Federal Aviation Administration or other federal, state and local aviation agencies.
Students considering applying for this program should read the information available on the CCBC website at www.ccbcmd.edu/aviation.
Some aviation classes have lab fees. Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.
Upon completion of this program, CCBC Professional Pilot Helicopter A.A.S. graduates will:
- achieve FAA Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor certification;
- find employment as a pilot with a corporate flight department, charter or cargo operator, agricultural flying service, flight training center, or with a government agency or military service; and
- find employment in a non-flying position available with the Federal Aviation Administration or other federal, state and local aviation agencies.
Upon successful completion of this degree program, students will be able to
- demonstrate leadership, teamwork, managerial, and organizational skills within the aviation industry;
- analyze and assess airline and airport operations, government regulations, and safety and environmental concerns to plan and implement appropriate strategic and tactical business methodologies;
- demonstrate flight proficiency, safety, and procedural skills to obtain FAA licensure required to secure a position as a commercial pilot or flight instructor; and
- communicate clearly and decisively using standard aviation pilot-controller phraseology.