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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020

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Aviation Pilot Training, A.A.S.



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Offered at North Campus

Students with or without pilot certification can efficiently prepare for a career as a professional pilot and/or as an employee in a flight operations business other than in the cockpit by completing one or more of the concentrations in this 21-month (seven-term) program.

Flight training includes advanced full-motion experience and visual flight simulation of traditional and glass cockpit airplanes, visual and instrument flying and multi-engine flying in addition to actual flight in training aircraft. Program ground courses blend traditional face-to-face lectures and class discussions with student self-directed multimedia learning activities, individualized instruction and online tools. Many of the APT ground courses are also available online allowing students to complete much of the degree in their hometown before or after completing flight training at Indian Hills’ North Campus. Go to www.indianhills.edu/aviationpilot for more information.

To be accepted into the Aviation Pilot Training program, students must have at least a 2.0 high school or college grade point average. Prospective students need to: (1) complete an application form, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office, the Aviation Department, a high school counselor, or online at www.indianhills.edu; (2) provide the college with a high school transcript or high school equivalency diploma certification, and transcript(s) from any other college(s) attended. In the case of a high school, also send any applicable signed high school articulation agreements; (3) submit a copy of their first- or second-class medical certificate; (4) complete a pre-admission informational conference with the Aviation Department staff (contact the Aviation Department for details); (5) provide proof of U.S. citizenship (valid U.S. passport, original birth certificate, etc.) or in the case of non-citizenship meet the validation requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Original positive identification documents described above must be presented to the Aviation Department Office before the first flight at the IHCC Aviation Center. Please contact the Aviation Department at (641) 683-5214 for further information.

Students presenting documentation of a current private pilot certificate prior to enrollment will receive credit for Introduction to Aviation (AVI 105 ), Private Basic Ground I (AVI 135 ), Private Basic Ground II (AVI 136 ), Private Flight I (AVI 175 ), Private Flight II (AVI 176 ) and Private Pilot Certification (AVI 187 ).

Students should be prepared to fly five days per week in order to complete this program on schedule. Additional time or terms may be needed to complete the flight portion due to factors such as adverse weather conditions, aircraft availability, and student aptitude.

Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program may transfer for further study towards a four-year baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Flight Education
  • Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  • Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  • Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  • Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  • Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Explain instrument flying concepts, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate Instrument Rating Airplane Pilot Certification Competencies.
  • Demonstrate Commercial Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Analyze advanced aircraft systems and technologies.
  • Demonstrate Airplane Flight Instructor Certification Competencies.
Commercial Pilot
  • Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  • Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  • Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  • Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  • Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Explain instrument flying concepts, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate Instrument Rating Airplane Pilot Certification Competencies.
  • Demonstrate Commercial Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Analyze advanced aircraft systems and technologies.
Flight Crew Technology
  1. Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  2. Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  3. Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  4. Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  5. Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  6. Explain instrument flying concepts, regulations, and procedures.
Private Pilot Certificate
  1. Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  2. Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  3. Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  4. Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  5. Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.

Concentrations 

Flight Education Concentration


Students are prepared for immediate employment as certified basic and instrument flight instructors in single-engine airplanes. With additional experience, graduates can qualify for future positions as professional flight training specialists for the airlines and general aviation companies or flight school managers. Students will complete the required flight and ground courses for Commercial Instrument Pilot Single-Engine Airplane certification. Students will complete ground school on flight education theory, a thorough review of commercial/instrument pilot topics, and practice teaching in flight. Students are encouraged to begin with the Commercial Pilot Concentration to earn an A.A.S. degree and to then complete the Flight Education option with only nine additional credits of coursework.

Program Total: 72 Credits

Term I


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Term III


Total: 12 Credits


Total: 9 Credits


Term V


Total: 7 Credits


Term VI


Total: 11 Credits


Term VII


Total: 11 Credits


Commercial Pilot Concentration


Students are prepared for entry-level employment as pilot flight crew members building time in activities such as flying parachute jumpers, conducting aerial photography, banner towing, airplane sales demonstrations, conducting airplane rides, performing basic aerial application operations and serving as copilots with small scheduled and non-scheduled air service operations. After graduation, pilots need to accumulate approximately 1,500 total hours to advance to positions such as airline or corporate pilot crew members. The curriculum includes aviation program elective coursework that better prepares pilots for careers in flying large commercial aircraft. Aircraft and engine systems technology, crew communication procedures, aviation business operations and aircraft maintenance requirements are stressed in this concentration.

Program Total: 72 Credits

Term I


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Term III


Total: 11 Credits


Term IV


Total: 11 Credits


Term V


Total: 7 Credits


Term VI


Total: 11 Credits


Term VII


Total: 9 Credits


Flight Crew Technology Concentration


This option is designed for those who want to work in a flight operations business in positions other than a pilot/copilot or for experienced pilots interested in enhancing their qualifications by earning a college degree and acquiring an understanding of the technical and business aspects of flight operations. The coursework provides a foundation for flight operations and airport administrators, administrative assistants, aeronautical engineering students or private aviation business owners/entrepreneurs. Aircraft and avionics maintenance and engineering technicians will benefit by learning how to test and troubleshoot complex cockpit instrument, system monitoring and communications systems used by flight crews. To complete this concentration, students must earn their Private Pilot Certificate and complete Instrument Ground School I and II. They also must complete an additional 14 credit hours of Arts and Sciences transferable electives that will best complement their future career paths.

Program Total: 77 Credits

Term I


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Term III


Total: 10 Credits


Term IV


Total: 10 Credits


Term V


Total: 13 Credits


Term VI


Total: 9 Credits


Term VII


  • AVI 110 - History of Aviation - Credits: 3.00
  • OR

  • AVI XXX Program Elective - 3 Credit

  • GEP  XXX General Education: Speech - Credits-3.00 OR

  • GEW XXX-General Education: Writing - Credits-3.00

  • GES XXX-General Education: Science - Credits -3.00

  • GEB XXX General Education: Behavioral/Social Science - Credits-3.00 OR

  • GEH XXX-General Education: Humanities - Credits-3.00

Total: 12 Credits


Private Pilot Certificate Concentration


This concentration combines ground and flight courses for students who have little or no flight time and wish to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate. A Private Pilot Certificate allows persons to fly passengers and to share operating expenses with passengers, but prohibits the pilot from conducting flights for compensation or hire.

The course provides ground training and flight training as required by Federal Aviation Regulations.

The ground training subjects will include the pilot training system, airplane systems, aerodynamics of flight, the flight environment, weather, aircraft performance, navigation, human factors and cross-country flying. Students will be fully prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot written knowledge test at the conclusion of the ground course.

The flight training subjects will include basic flight maneuvers, takeoffs and landings, the first solo flight, local day and night flight operations as well as day and night cross-country flights. Students will be fully prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot practical test at the conclusion of the flight training course.

Program Total: 9 Credits

Total: 9 Credits


Term II


Total: 4 Credits


Total: 1 Credit


Additional Notes:


Aviation Pilot Training Flight and Ground Training Cost - Ottumwa, Iowa, Location

Aircraft Rental $110.00/Hour
Complex Aircraft $159.00/Hour
Flight Simulator/Instructor $51.00/Hour
Primary Instruction $30.00/Hour
Advanced Instruction $31.00/Hour
Pre/Post Briefing $22.00/Hour

Course

Aircraft Flight

Hours

Flight Sim

Hours

Flight Instruction

Briefing

Hours

Course Fees

AVI 175

25

2

27

10

$3,822

AVI 176

18

1

13

5

$2,531

AVI 187

17

0

5

2

$2,064

AVI 189

10

0

7

5

$1,420

AVI 191

20

0

14

5

$2,730

AVI 230

7

7

14

5.5

$1,682

AVI 231

9

5

14

5.5

$1,800

AVI 232

18.5

3

18

7.5

$2,911

AVI 233

7

3

10

5

$1,343

AVI 234

14

6

20

5

$2,573

AVI 280

14

0

9

3.5

$2,508

AVI 281

30

0

2

1

$5,048

AVI 282

21 - 7 Complex

0

12

5

$3,991

AVI 283

27 - 5 Complex

0

15

6

$4,173

AVI 287

10 – 2 Complex

0

8

5

$1,556

AVI 288

20 – 4 Complex

0

16

5

$3,002

AVI 351

35 – 6 Complex

0

20

6

$4,896

AVI 352

13

4

14

6.5

$2,211

AVI 353

10 – 2 Complex

0

8

5

$1,556

AVI 354

20 – 4 Complex

0

16

5

$3,002

 

Aviation Pilot Training Flight and Ground Training Cost - San Diego, California, location

Aircraft Rental (Piper Archer) $175.00/Hour
Aircraft Rental (Piper Arrow) $185.00/Hour
Aircraft Rental Multi-Engine (Piper Seminole) $322.00/Hour
Flight Simulator $85.00/Hour
Ground Instruction $70.00/Hour
Flight Instruction $70.00/Hour

Course

Aircraft Flight

Hours

Flight Sim

Hours

Flight Instruction

Briefing

Hours

Course Fees

AVI 178

21

4

25

18.5

$9,475

AVI 179

35

0

30

16.5

$9,925

AVI 236

11

10

21

13.4

$7,666

AVI 237

19

10

29

21.6

$9,125

AVI 289

25

0

15

10

$6,414

AVI 291

55

6

16

9.5

$12,090

AVI 292

30 – 16 Complex

4

24

15.5

$9,835

AVI 355

25 – 15 Complex

0

25

40

$11,573

AVI 356

15

0

15

15

$6,495

AVI 400

15

0

15

15

$9,645

AVI 410

25

0

25

25

$12,655

 

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