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Professional Pilot

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: April 23, 2020

Information Sessions/Tours

All Information Sessions/Tours are postponed until late Fall 2020. 

Applications for New Students

We are not currently accepting new applications for the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Professional Pilot programs—until further notice.

New applicants will be considered for Fall 2021 when the application process and information sessions are open again.

Please check this webpage periodically for any updates.

Quick Facts


Our Professional Pilot Program features an FAA Part 141-approved flight training curriculum.

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

You will get the classroom and in-air experience you need to succeed as you earn:

  • FAA Pilot certifications, licenses and additional ratings
  • College credit towards an Associate of Applied Science degree

Maximize Your Career Potential

Apply your training and experience in our Professional Pilot program toward a bachelor's degree at a 4-year college or university.

Program Options



Level 1

Enhanced Skills

Special Requirement

Aviation Information Session / Tour

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

Applications for New Students

Fall 2020

Both the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Professional Pilot programs have reached capacity for new students for Fall 2020.

Spring & Fall 2021

Also, we have significant waitlists for Spring 2021.

Prospective new students for these programs will likely be considered for program entry Fall 2021 (The anticipated Fall 2021 start is subject to change).

Please check here periodically for updates.

More Details


Projected Flight Costs

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

Other Costs

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: 9 a.m.–noon
  • Flight hours: arranged

Night Classes

  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Hours: 6–9 p.m.
  • Flight hours: arranged


After successfully completing our program, you will be prepared for jobs such as:

  • Commercial airline pilot
  • Flight instructor
  • Commercial helicopter pilot

Projected Job Growth

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

Summary Reports for:

Explore Careers

Discover careers based on your interests and studies: Career Coach.

Career Coach: Employment Outlook



Northwest Campus

Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport
2301 Horizon Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Professional Pilot Program

Updated May 14, 2020