The AAS Aviation Science Airplane degree is designed to produce high-quality graduates that will be prepared to enter the field of aviation pilots. This field is an excellent high wage career that is global in scope. Klamath Community College’s workforce partner, Precision Aviation, is a well-established local company offering numerous local industry contracts, federal approval, and a curriculum that enables students to begin working in the industry upon graduation.

The AAS Aviation Science Airplane degree provides students with the mandatory flight hours along with industry specified instruction. This degree provides students with the knowledge, skills and training necessary for them to achieve airplane certification through to certified flight instructor with instrument. Instruction is designed to place students in a learning environment where the majority of the lab instruction will be a one-to-one ratio of student to instructor. This instruction style ensures that students will receive academic knowledge necessary to be a safe pilot and pass the FAA knowledge exams. Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR parts 61 and 141 set forth the qualifications, testing, and certification requirements for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors.

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Career Opportunities
Commercial pilots
Piloting for a private corporation
Charter pilot
Providing flight instruction to new pilot students

Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Aviation Science - Helicopter: Have you ever considered a career in aviation with an emphasis in helicopters? Graduates of KCC’s AAS degree in Aviation Science - Helicopters are prepared to pursue employment in occupations in general aviation, working as pilots, support crews, mechanics, airport management and much more. This degree can also lead to promotional opportunities for individuals already employed in an aviation occupation.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Aviation Science - Airplane: Like the helicopter emphasis, the Airplane focus can provide the foundation necessary for entry level work in general aviation and airport management, while developing key skills pertinent to the support and operation of fixed