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Professional Pilot

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Professional pilots navigate and fly airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft to transport people and cargo.

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Our Program

We partner with US Aviation Group (Denton, Texas) to offer our program at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.

Why choose Professional Pilot?

  • Follow an FAA Part 141-approved flight training curriculum
  • Get the classroom & in-air experience you need to succeed as you earn FAA Pilot certifications, licenses & additional ratings
  • Maximize your career potential: Apply your Professional Pilot A.A.S.  toward a bachelor's degree at a 4-year college or university

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Check the condition of the aircraft before & after each flight
  • Plan flights & submit plans to air traffic control
  • Coordinate with copilot, flight engineer, air traffic controllers & ground crew during takeoff & landing
  • Be flexible & work with changing conditions, including weather & mechanical emergencies

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Selective Admission: Applications for New Students

Admission to our aviation programs is a multi-step, time-sensitive process. The College registration deadlines and information do not reflect the typical aviation program registration processes.

We will give you the registration information you need during our information and orientation sessions. See below: Attend a required information session.

Apply for Spring 2022

Registration for Fall 2021 has passed.

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2022.

We Accept Private & Instrument Applicants

Have no flight experience?

You are a private applicant.

You need to begin with private training to earn your private pilot license (PPL).

Apply to our Commercial Pilot Certificate. The first semester of the certificate program will give you the training you need to get your PPL.

As a private applicant, you will begin under the certificate program. When you have your PPL and start instrument training, you will begin our degree program.

Have your PPL in hand?

You are an instrument applicant.

If you finished your private training at a different school, then you are eligible to apply to and enroll in Professional Pilot, A.A.S.

Projected Flight Costs

See detailed Projected Flight Costs in the Catalog for both airplane and helicopter specialty tracks.

Other Costs

  • Tuition: Tuition & Fees
  • Books: $600 (approximate)
  • Tools: $400–$1,200

Time Commitment

You can complete our A.A.S. program in 2 years whether you take day or night classes.

Day Classes
  • Days: Monday–Friday
  • Class hours: 7:40 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Flight hours: arranged
Night Classes
  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Hours: 5:40–8:50 p.m.
  • Flight hours: arranged

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

(Private Flight Rating Required)

Certificates

Level 1

(Private Flight Applicants)

Enhanced Skills

Non-Credit Program

Attend an Information Session

You must attend a mandatory Aviation Information Session to be admitted to our aviation programs.

Register for an Info Session

Our next Information Sessions will be in September.

Fill out the Professional Pilot Program Information Session Sign-Up Form

Use your Gmail, Outlook, or Hotmail username and password to log in to the registration form.

Questions?

Email aviation@tccd.edu

Applications for New Students

Admission to our aviation programs is a multi-step, time-sensitive process. The College registration deadlines and information do not reflect the typical aviation program registration processes.

We will give you the registration information you need during our information and orientation sessions.

Apply

Our Fall 2021 class is full.

The next application period will begin in September.

Questions?

Email aviation@tccd.edu

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Professional Pilot 60 $3,840
CRT1 Commercial Pilot 39 $2,496
CES Flight Instructor 6 $384

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Projected Flight Costs

Flight-related fees are the biggest expenses in our program.

See detailed Projected Flight Costs in the Catalog for both airplane and helicopter specialty tracks.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Northwest Campus

Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport

Professional Pilot Program

Call 817-515-7100

Email aviation@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021