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Aviation-Commercial Pilot

The Associate of Applied Science in Aviation-Commercial Pilot provides an aviation training and certification pathway for those students who look forward to becoming commercial pilots. In addition to completing rigorous general education requirements, students will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for an FAA 
Commercial Pilot certificate with Airplane Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane ratings through the College's FAA-approved Part 141 training course, Air Agency Certificate 80ZS312L. Students qualify to take the Private Pilot knowledge test and practical exam. This degree will serve as the foundation for advanced flight certification offerings.                                                                                                    


Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Aviation-Commercial Pilot Degree, the graduate will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of aircraft control during both dual and solo flight operations
  • Pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…
    • Private Pilot – Airplane (PAR) knowledge test
    • Private Pilot – Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) practical test
    • Instrument Rating – Airplane (IRA) knowledge test
    • Instrument Rating – Airplane practical test
    • Commercial Pilot – Airplane (CAX) knowledge test
    • Commercial Pilot – Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) practical test
    • Commercial Pilot – Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL) practical test
  • Earn a Commercial Pilot certificate with an Instrument Rating in Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) and Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL)

Note: Students must meet the FAA performance standard outlined in the Practical Test Standards (PTS) or Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for certification. See the applicable PTS or ACS Standards for FAA requirements.


All of the courses listed below Credits

AVIA2103 Fundamentals of Aeronautics III3
AVIA2203 Fundamentals of Aeronautics IV3
AVIA2263 Air Traffic Control3
AVIA2393 Aviation Weather3
AVIA2413 Regulations and Publications3
AVIA2443 Advanced Aerodynamics & Performance3
AVIA2503 Human Factors and Aviation Safety3
COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
COMM1313 Communications3
CPSI1003 Introduction to Computer Applications3
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
PHED1101 Fitness Center I1

Requirement: 6 Credits from below Credits

AVIA1013 Fundamentals of Aeronautics I3
AVIA1016 Fundamentals of Aeronautics I & II6
AVIA1403 Fundamentals of Aeronautics II3

Requirement: 4 Credits from below Credits

AVIA1102 Professional Pilot Practicum I2
AVIA1104 Private Pilot Practicum I4
AVIA1202 Professional Pilot Practicum II2

Requirement: 4 Credits from below Credits

AVIA2104 Professional Pilot Practicum III4
AVIA2204 Instrument Commercial Pilot Practicum II4

Requirement: 5 Credits from below Credits

AVIA2205 Professional Pilot Practicum IV5
AVIA2213 Commercial Pilot Practicum III3
AVIA2302 Multi-Engine Commercial Practicum IV2

Requirement: 3 Credits from below Credits

ENGL1023 English Composition II3
ENGL1133 Technical & Business English3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below Credits

BTMA1033 Math for Business Technology3
MATH1103 Mathematics with Bus Applications3
MATH1203 College Algebra3
MATH1213 Quantitative Literacy3
MATH1303 Trigonometry 3
MATH2013 Survey of Calculus 3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below Credits

ANTH2023 Cultural Anthropology3
CRIM1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
ECON2113 Business Statistics I3
ECON2313 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECON2323 Introduction to Macroeconomics3
GEOG2013 Introduction to Geography3
HIST1003 World Civilization I 3
HIST1013 World Civilization II 3
HIST2003 American History I3
HIST2013 American History II 3
HIST2023 Arkansas History 3
PLSC2003 American National Government 3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3
PSYC2313 Developmental Psychology3
PSYC2513 Abnormal Psychology3
SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3

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Ozarka College Aviation
ATTN: Ozarka Aviation
524A Airport Road
Melbourne, AR 72556




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Sonia Estes
Administrative Assistant

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John Chmura
Aircraft Maintenance Coordinator

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Caleb Huett
Flight Instructor

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Jim Verser
Chief Flight Instructor

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John Catlett
Director of Aviation

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