Aviation Flight Technology – Certificate

This certificate is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in aviation.  Successful completion of the AFT courses required in the program results in a private pilot’s license.

Program Requirements

Minimum credits 26
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

(FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

(FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AFT 110 Primary Ground School 3

Preparation for the FAA Private Pilot written examination by classroom work on federal aviation regulations, air space, meteorology, navigation, communication and aerodynamics.

AFT 117 Flight I 3

This course prepares the student for solo flights. Includes: pre-flight, start-up, radio communications, taxiing, basic flight maneuvers, take-offs, and landings. Students will also be ready for initial solo cross country navigation and cross country flights less than 50 NM. Course will required a minimum of 30 hours of flight training. Third party flight fees may apply. Ability to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate is required.

AFT 118 Flight II 3

This course prepares students for the private pilot certification exam.  Includes: night flying, cross country flights, instrument training, and private pilot level maneuvers.  Course will required a minimum of 30 hours of flight training.  Third party flight fees may apply.  Ability to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate is required.

Prerequisite: AFT 110 and AFT 117