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Aviation-Professional Pilot


The Associate of Science in Aviation-Professional Pilot provides the first steps into aviation for those students who look forward to becoming commercial pilots and to completing a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. In addition to completing rigorous general education requirements, students learn to fly single-engine aircraft and qualify to take the federal knowledge test and practical exam. This degree will serve as the foundation for advanced flight certification offerings, as well as provide seamless transfer degree opportunities to four-year institutions.



Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Aviation-Professional 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
  • Pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot - Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) practical test 
  • Earn a Private Pilot certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) rating from the FAA
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

AVIA1021 Introduction to Aeronautics Lab1
AVIA1161 Private Pilot Certification1
AVIA1171 Private Pilot Lab1
AVIA2263 Air Traffic Control3
AVIA2393 Aviation Weather3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below Credits

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

Requirement: 9 Credits from below Credits

ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1023 English Composition II3
ENGL2683 Masters of Western Literature3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below Credits

MATH1203 College Algebra3
MATH1303 Trigonometry 3

Requirement: 8 Credits from below Credits

BIOL1004 General Biology and Lab4
PHYS2014 General Physics I and Lab4

Requirement: 3 Credits from below Credits

FAMU1003 Fine Arts Music3
FATH1003 Fine Arts Theater3
FAVI1003 Fine Arts Visual3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below Credits

HIST1013 World Civilization II 3
PLSC2003 American National Government 3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below Credits

ANTH2023 Cultural Anthropology3
ECON2313 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECON2323 Introduction to Macroeconomics3
GEOG2013 Introduction to Geography3
HIST1003 World Civilization I 3
HIST2003 American History I3
HIST2013 American History II 3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3
SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3

Requirement: 5 Credits from below Credits

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
COMM1313 Communications 3
PHED1101 Fitness Center I 1

Requirement: 3 Credits from below Credits

ACCT1123 Accounting I3
BUS2013 Business Communications3
BUS2613 Business Principles 3
CPSI1003 Introduction to Computer Applications3
ECON2313 Introduction to Microeconomics3
MKTG2633 Principles of Marketing3

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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

Scholarships are Available