If your dream
is to be a commercial pilot for a major airline or corporate flight department,
Miami Dade College’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation can help you
achieve that dream. Our Professional Pilot Technology degree program will
prepare students for the competitive world of aviation. Our aviation curriculum
teaches students the valuable knowledge needed to be an excellent pilot.
Classes include aerodynamics, meteorology, and human factors just to name
a few. The degree program also includes the basic core college classes
such as English, mathematics, and speech. Our flight training curriculum
is Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved. Our ground and flight
instructors have met stringent requirements set forth by the FAA. Many
of our instructors have prior airline or military experience that adds
real world insight to the student’s learning experience.
The Professional Pilot Technology program
is primarily developed to meet the challenging Regional Airline requirements
for Pilots. Graduates of the program will earn the following Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) certificates:
- Private Pilot
- Commercial Pilot - Single Engine Rating,
Instrument Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Rating
Our flight training curriculum is FAA Part 141 approved to take students
from zero flight time to Commercial Single Engine Pilot and Certified Flight
Instructor. The first phase is earning a Private Pilot Certificate.
This can be achieved in as few as 35 hours. Upon receiving a Private
Pilot Certificate, the next step is the instrument rating. The instrument
rating will allow students to legally and safely fly in all weather conditions
by using instruments as their only reference to the outside world. The
third step is to finish the requirements for the Commercial Pilot Certificate,
which can be achieved in 190 hours under Part 141. This Certificate will
allow students to be paid for performing flying duties. The final step in
the program is to earn a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate.
Students who earn their CFI rating can begin instructing to build their flight
time and then add a multi-engine rating at a later date.
Professional Pilot Technology
- Earn an Asssociate Degree
- Earn your Private, Commercial, Instrument, and Flight Instructor Certificates.
- Prepare for the competitive worlds of Regional Airlines or Corporate
- Students may obtain a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
certificate. Students are required to pass an FAA medical exam prior
to starting the program.