Launch a new career as a commercial pilot and reach new heights with the Aviation Management and Career Pilot (AMCP) program, offered at the Institute of Aeronautical Technology in Havelock, North Carolina. The AMCP program uses a combination of classroom, simulator, and real-life flight experience to prepare students for a variety of aviation careers with commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, or state and federal aviation organizations.
In addition to reviving extensive training in simulators and real aircraft, AMCP students are trained in the following:
- Flight and aerodynamics
- Aircraft performance
- Federal regulations
- Aviation management
- Instrument and commercial ground training. Course work includes flight and simulator training.
With this degree program, students are well prepared upon graduation for employment as airport managers, fixed-base operators, flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and more. This is the only opportunity of this kind in the Carolinas!
Graduates will earn their commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, multiengine rating, and certified flight instructor (CFI) rating and are qualified for jobs as commercial and corporate pilots.
Over the next ten years, a significant pilot shortage of approximately 36,000 pilot jobs in the U.S. Over 250,000 pilot jobs worldwide will provide a lucrative market for new graduates to find full-time work as a pilot.
While the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer to a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree with Southern Illinois University.
Pre-Admissions Requirement for A60180B: AER 151 (Personal Private Pilot License)
Students seeking the Career Pilot option must complete their private Pilot flight training, and possess a current and valid FAA Private Pilot certificate prior to being admitted into this pathway. Students aspiring to enter the Career Pilot pathway can still enter the Aviation program as Aviation Management or General Educational Study students initially. Once the Private Pilot certificate (license) is obtained, the student may switch into the Career Pilot pathway. Students in this scenario can, and should, still perform regular flight lessons to progress through flight training for the Private Pilot certificate.
Students passing their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical exam(s) will be awarded a letter grade of “A” for all flight courses (AER 151, AER 161, AER 171, 281, and 285). Students will present their temporary or permanent flight certificate and/or rating to the Director of Aviation Programs.
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