The AAS Aviation Science Helicopter 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 Helicopter 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 helicopter 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.
The estimated cost of this program is $107,008.00. Additional expenses may apply due to students' need of supplemental lab instruction.