Professional Pilot - Aviation Sciences Technology, A.A.S.

Launch your aviation career with TCC's Professional Pilot program, where you'll gain hands-on skills for soaring success in the skies.

About the Program

  • Earn your Aviation Sciences Technology AAS, Professional Pilot Option degree at TCC Aviation Center Campus.
  • Get a solid foundation in commercial aviation, perfect for aspiring Airline Transport Pilots.
  • Combine flight training and academic study for a comprehensive learning experience.
  • Curriculum includes certification preparation as a single-engine commercial pilot with multi-engine additional rating and flight instructor certification.
  • Benefit from our fleet featuring Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole PA44-180 G1000 avionics equipped aircraft.

Program Details

Explore the Professional Pilot Option, where you'll master flight skills and aviation knowledge, paving the way for a thrilling career above the clouds.

After successfully completing this program, you will have the ability to:

  • Integrate aeronautical decision-making principles within professional flying.
  • Use crew resource management principles within a crew environment.
  • Communicate as required by the FAA Airman Certification Standards.

Earn your Aviation Science degree in just five semesters or accelerate by working on Flight Labs over the summer. Complete 60 credit hours, including certifications like Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and more, for a successful career as a professional airline pilot.

Degree Requirements

Follow our comprehensive program map to become a skilled pilot. Progress from fundamentals to hands-on flight experience, ensuring you're prepared to take on the skies.

Program Map

TCC's curriculum is tailored to fulfill pre-education requirements for licensure/certification in Oklahoma. While designed for state licensure exams, students considering other states should review relevant professional licensure disclosures and consult with the respective licensing board. State boards determine eligibility for licensure based on current rules when applying.

Explore our Professional Licensure Disclosures for comprehensive details on licensing requirements and certifications. Your informed career journey starts here.

  1. All prospective flight students must meet the TCC aviation counselor at the TCC Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center, located at 112 W. Beechcraft Drive, Tulsa, OK 71432, near the Tulsa Riverside Airport.
  2. Potential flight students are required to provide the following documents to the aviation counselor before enrolling:
    1. Proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of:
      1. An original birth certificate with a raised seal, documenting birth in the United States or one of its territories.
      2. A valid, unexpired United States passport.
      3. An original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with a raised seal, Form N-550 or Form N-570.
      4. An original certification of birth abroad, Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350.
      5. An original Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561.
    2. Valid FAA Medical Certificate.
    3. Valid government-issued photo identification.
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TCC Professional Pilot Student

Soaring to Success: Journey with TCC Aviation

“TCC has provided a great facility with outstanding staff, including my flight instructor, who is willing to go above and beyond to get me where I want to go.”

Brian Poulin

Aviation Sciences Technology – Professional Pilot Student

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