SLCC General Catalog

Commercial Rotor Wing CC

CTE Certificate of Completion
38 credits minimum

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Program Description

The two-semester certificate of completion will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate rotor-wing aircraft for commercial operations in the United States. The program combines flight training with technical and professional courses essential for success to include flight training leading to FAA rating and endorsements; Commercial Pilot; CFI, CFI/Instrument; utility operations; turbine engine; aviation industry operations; and human factors in the flight environment. Certificate requirements may be used as credit toward entry-level requirements for Aerospace Aviation Technology AS Degree or toward commercial rating.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities within the aerospace and aviation industry for pilots include, but are not limited to: U.S. Military, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Division of Wildlife, Commercial flight operations (flight instructing, scenic tours, cargo, charter, firefighting, parajumpers, trafficwatch), and private corporate flight departments.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who may choose to pursue an AS degree in the future should take courses that meet general education requirements for an AS degree in Aerospace/Aviation.

Program Entry Requirements

Minimum age is 17 for pilot applicants. English literacy in reading and speaking is required. Physical condition must be certified by an FAA Medical Examiner for pilot applicants. A minimum of a Class II or physical exam is required at the approximate cost of $100. To find a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for a Class II Medical Exam please visit the FAA website at www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator. The physical exam must be completed prior to the first flight lesson. Financial Aid is available for eligible students and must be applied for at least 3 months prior to anticipated need.

Students should possess a strong desire to succeed in each and every endeavor, be willing to devote themselves 100% to a challenging academic and in-flight curriculum and be willing to pursue an active career in a dynamic and fast-paced industry.

Strong, consistent performance in basic high school studies and good overall physical health will adequately prepare students for success in the SLCC program and overall aviation industry.

Students may start this program Fall, Spring or Summer semester. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

Total Program/Course Fees

In addition to tuition and fees, students will pay a special fee for pilot flight labs. This fee is based on the national average flight training required for the particular certificate. Flight lab fees may vary due to individual abilities and aircraft equipment selected. Contact program faculty for more information on flight lab fees. Federal Aviation Administration knowledge exams and practical test flights for pilot certifications are separate costs.

Estimated Cost for Students

The cost of tuition per semester may be found at www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees.  The average cost per semester for books and supplies is $250. Most textbooks can be obtained from the College’s bookstore, online, or are available at the pilot shop from the flight school on contract.

Estimated Time to Completion

3 semesters minimum

Specialized Accreditation

FAA-approved Part 141 flight program

Program Objectives

The FAA-approved Part 141 flight program prepares students to earn the following certificates: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument. The student must demonstrate through knowledge tests, practical tests, and show through appropriate records that he/she meets the knowledge, skill, and experience requirement necessary. The various stages are complete when the student has completed written exams with a minimum passing score of 70%. All program courses require a grade of a C or higher to be considered a passing grade.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved QS course

3

Communication (Cm) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 3

 

Human Relations (Hr) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 2-3

 

 

Required Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PILT 1010

Air Transportation

3

F, Sp

 

PILT 1250

Instrument Grnd School

3

A

PILT 1150 or 1155; Coreq: PILT 1260 or 1265; or instructor approval

PILT 1265

Inst Sim Rtr-Wing Lab

1

A

PILT 1155. Coreq: PILT 1250

PILT 1305

Recip Trans R/W Lab

1

A

PILT 1155

PILT 1315

Inst R/W Cert Lab

2

A

PILT 1250 or concurrently

PILT 2050

Aviation Meteorology

3

A

 

PILT 2100

Commercial Ground

3

A

PILT 1150 or 1155 and 1250

PILT 2205

Cross Country R/W Lab

2

A

PILT 1315. Coreq: PILT 2100

PILT 2245

Com Pilt R/W Cert Lab

2

A

PILT 2205

PILT 2305

CFI/Rotor-Wing

2

A

PILT 2245. Coreq: PILT 2340

PILT 2310

Human Factors & Safety

3

F Sp

 

PILT 2340

CFI Ground School

3

A

PILT 2100

PILT 2355

CFI/Instru Rtr-Wing Lab

1

A

PILT 2305

PILT 2405

Turbine Eng Rtr-Wing Lab

1

A

PILT 1155

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

CM

3

PILT 1250

3

HR

2-3

PILT 1010

3

PILT 1265

1

QS

3-4

PILT 2310

3

PILT 1305

1

PILT 2405

1

PILT 2100

3

PILT 1315

2

PILT 2205

2

PILT 2050

3

PILT 2245

2

PILT 2305

2

 

 

PILT 2340

3

 

 

PILT 2355

1

Total

16

Total

16

Total

6-8

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes prior to entering the program should plan extra time to compete the program. High school curriculum in math, science and communication is recommended. 

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Credit for Prior Experience

Any FAA Certification or Military training leading to certification must be reviewed by the department. Official copies of FAA Certification and/or Military training must be submitted for consideration. Private Certification or Private ground school experience may be substituted from the Major Course Requirements area after review or by any course work from any elective track within the Aerospace/Aviation Technology Degree.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will acquire substantial knowledge of Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, and Fundamentals of Instructing aeronautical knowledge areas contained in FAA Part 141 curriculum.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency skills in Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, and Fundamentals of Instructing flight operations areas contained in FAA Part 141 curriculum

1

  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills

2

  • Students will demonstrate quantitative literacy skills

3

  • Students will show how to think critically

4

Department Contact Info

Aviation Related Technologies Division

Westpointe Center
Salt Lake City, UT

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-2140

Professional Pilot Department

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Fiona Silcox

Instructors
Erwin Zundel
Daniel Sutliff