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Professional Pilot

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.

We also offer a related continuing education program that does not require you to enroll in credit courses.

Program Options



Level 1

Enhanced Skills

Community & Industry Education (non-credit)

Special Requirements

Before You Register for Classes

If you are entering our Aviation Program, you must attend a mandatory Aviation Orientation Session.

More Details


Projected Flight Costs

See the Professional Pilot certificate and degree plans in the Catalog for detailed projected flight costs 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:

Gainful Employment Disclosures



Northwest Campus

Chad Weigand, Chair Professional Pilot Program

Joan Murali, Administrative Assistant for Professional Pilot Program

Updated September 18, 2017