Aviation Flight Technology – Concentration

Students will gain further experience about aviation and careers while gaining more experience flying. Students may further their experience through additional course work toward an associate degree.

Program Requirements

Minimum credits 19
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15


Take the following:

Course Credits Prerequisites Notes
ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

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 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.


Take the following:

Course 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 112 Primary Flight I 3

Course includes 20/25 hours of flight. This course prepares the student for solo flight with 15/20 hours of dual instruction and five hours of solo flight. Includes preflight, start-up, radio communication, taxiing, basic flight maneuvers, takeoffs, landings, etc. Must be able to obtain a Third Class Medical Certificate.

AFT 114 Primary Flight II 3 AFT 112

Course includes 15/20 hours of flight. This course prepares the student for solo navigation and solo cross-country flight to meet the requirements for the Private Pilot Practical test. Includes basic instrument training.

AFT 116 Primary Flight III 3 AFT 114

Course includes 20/25 hours of flight and prepares the student for Private Pilot Certification including night flight and proficiency in the required FAA maneuvers.