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Big Bend Community College Aviation Commerical Pilot Training Program Flight School

Our 2+2 program to get you into your career fast! At BBCC you have options!

At BBCC you have many degree options including both two year and four year degrees. The two year degree options are from Big Bend Community College and are listed below. The four year degree options include a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Central Washington University which is taught on our campus. Since 2006 CWU has had a full time aviation faculty with an office in our building and teaching in our classrooms. BBCC aviation students can now obtain a 4 year degree on our campus.

Associate in Applied Science Professional/Technical Program

BBCC offers a two-year professional/technical program in aviation for students who wish to prepare for a career as a commercial pilot. See pages 22-24(of the catalog) for specific basic education requirements. Students are also required to take all the courses listed below plus any electives necessary to meet quarterly and program credit totals.

Credits

  • AVF 111 Preflight Ground School………………………………………………… 1
  • AVF 112 Private Pilot Ground School…………………………………………… 5
  • AVF 113 Meteorology…………………………………………………………………. 5
  • AVF 114 Theory of Flight……………………………………………………………. 5
  • FLT 337 Emergency Preparedness or Flight Physiology*……………….. 3
  • AVF 141 Private Pilot Flight I ……………………………………………………… 4
  • AVF 142 Private Pilot Flight II…………………………………………………….. 4
  • AVF 143 Private Pilot Flight III……………………………………………………. 4
  • AVF 221 Commercial Pilot Ground School…………………………………….. 5
  • AVF 223 Instrument Ground School…………………………………………….. 5
  • AVF 251 Commercial Pilot Flight I……………………………………………….. 4
  • AVF 252 Commercial Pilot Flight II……………………………………………… 4
  • AVF 253 Commercial Pilot Flight III…………………………………………….. 4
  • AVF 254 Night Flying………………………………………………………………….. 1
  • AVF 261 Instrument Flight………………………………………………………….. 4
  • BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job………………………………………….. 4
  • ENGL 109 Applied Technical Writing…………………………………………… 3
  • FAD 150 Industrial First Aid……………………………………………………….. 2
  • MAP 104 Applied Mathematics (AVF)………………………………………….. 3
  • CMST 100 Human Communications……………………………………………. 4

or

  • AVF 225 Effective Comm. in Flight Instruction…………………………….. 5

* Offered through CWU in our flight facility
 Electives, 19 credits, for a total of 90 college level credits for the Associate in Applied Science degree.  

To meet Associate in Arts and Science Degree requirements, see advisor for substitute courses.

Note: AVF 141,142,143,251,252,253,254,261 must be taken to complete the flight laboratory portion of the program.


Associates in Arts and Science Transfer Option

Those students who wish to obtain a two-year transfer degree in order to continue at a four-year college or university must contact their aviation advisor early in the program to ensure the required course work is taken. If some of the basic education requirements have pre-approved substitutions, and additional electives are taken, it is possible for the commercial pilot student to receive both the Associate in Applied Science and the Associate in Arts and Science degrees. See pages 22-24 (of the Big Bend Community College Catalog) for specific requirements.

Airplanes used in this curriculum

  • Piper Warrior III PA-28-161
  • Beechcraft BE-19, Sports
  • Beechcraft BE-23, Sundowner
  • Beechcraft F-33, Bonanza
  • Belanca 7GCBC, Citabria * Optional *
  • Cessna 180 on floats * Optional **

Minimum Flight and/or Simulator Requirement

The following are the minimum flight (dual, solo, simulator, instrument instruction, and cross country) times required to complete the curriculum. These hours are the absolute minimums and may be more in individual cases

  • Dual time 87 hours
  • Solo time 80 hours
  • Simulator time 28 hours
  • Instrument instruction 29 hours
  • Solo cross country 35 hours
  • Total Flight Time = 167 hours
  • TOTAL flight + simulator = 195 hours

Aviation Maintenance Technology General/Airframe/Powerplant & Commercial Pilot Program Option

Many of our flight students dual enroll in both the Commercial Pilot Program and Aviation Maintenance Technology. If you are interested in more information on our AMT program please Click Here. If you already have a 4 year degree or do not plan to transfer to a 4 year institution after BBCC than this option may be for you. Please contact John Swedburg at 509-793-2250 or Dan Moore at 509-793-2254 for more information about our AMT program.


Four-Year Degree Opportunities for BBCC Aviation Students

BBCC flight students have always tended to pursue a four-year degree. One major drive for this is that the major airlines have given preference to those with the degree. During the two years that BBCC students are learning to fly, they usually complete the Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) transfer degree. This gives them the opportunity to transfer to any four-year institution and complete a degree of their choice. The Flight program has the philosophy that it may be wise to get a degree in another discipline, so that you have an alternate skill to use if you need to leave the aviation career.

The following is a list of five options BBCC Aviation students have used with great success to complete their Baccalaureate degree. Essential to most of these options is the completion of the Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) transfer degree. This is a powerful academic transfer tool and is basically the general education requirements of most all four-year degrees. It is almost always the best choice for flight students by preparing them for transfer, and showing that the student is capable of being a successful completer.

Upon entry into our flight program you will be assigned to a Senior Instructor for Acedemic Advising. Our staff has had many years of training and experience guiding and providing options for successful completion of degree requirements. We are committed to helping you find the right option to suit your needs. Our students have used the following options to complete their degree requirements:


 

Option #1 Transferring to any four-year institution.

As always, BBCC flight students may transfer to any College or University and continue their education. Usually you will enter with “Junior” status. Occasionally, a program of choice will have “pre-requisites,” meaning that certain courses must be completed before you will be allowed to enter that field of study. Once you know which college you will attend, notify your advisor both at that college and the flight program, so that the required classes will be completed as part of your AA&S degree.

This option will usually not be in aviation and will give you greater flexibility so that you have more than one area of expertise to use in your professional career.


Option #2 Transferring to Central Washington University’s Flight Technology Program.

Central Washington University Logo

Central Washington University (CWU) has a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Technology. This degree prepares the student for a career in Aviation. Students select one of three technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum in Flight Technology is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline. They require you to take at least two flight ratings from their contracted aviation provider.

Their program has some pre-requisites and they are working out the details of the matriculation agreement with our program. They are working toward a “seamless” transfer and are succeeding. Aviation courses that are duplicated are accepted and other courses are adjusted to minimize repetition.

Another option is to minor in Flight Technology at CWU. You would major in another subject of choice offered by CWU.

BBCC & CWU DEGREE OPTIONS PLANNING FORMS

Fall 2010-2011 data

 

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Transfer Academic Program Plan (TAPP Forms)    
Associate in Arts & Science Aviation Management Specialization

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Associate in Arts & Science Commercial Pilot Specialization

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Associate in Arts & Science Flight Officer Specialization

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Associate in Arts & Science Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

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CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology

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CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Management Aviation Management Specialization

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CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Aviation Management Specialization 694 KB CLICK HERE
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Commercial Pilot Specialization

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CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Flight Officer Specialization

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If you are interested in a career as a professional pilot you have found the perfect school.
To request more information about our Aviation Program,
click here.

CLASSES START SEPTEMBER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR NEXT YEARS CLASS PLEASE CALL US AT 509-793-2241 OR TOLL FREE AT 1-877-745-1212 EXT. 2241 !


Option #3 Transferring to Central Washington University’s branch campus in Moses Lake.

Central Washington University Logo

In the Fall 2006, CWU began teaching courses towards a Bachelor of Science Flight Technology (Aviation Management Specialization) in our flight facilities. Now it is possible to get several degrees from CWU in Moses Lake. To learn more about the different degree options now available in Moses Lake please CLICK HERE. Many of CWU degree options can be tailored to the flight student, and can begin while you are here the first two years or, during the third year while you obtain additional pilot training (CFI, multi, seaplane, etc.) with Big Bend. If you are selected as a Junior CFI at BBCC this option appears almost tailor-made for you. Classes are offered in the evenings, on Fridays and weekends. If you later get a job flying in the Seattle area, CWU has two campuses on the West Side (one at Seatac, and one in Kent).

The CWU programs does have pre-requisites of which aviation advisors can inform you, and CWU has a director for the program on the BBCC campus, in the 1200 building and an advisor in our building room 3006.

BBCC & CWU DEGREE OPTIONS PLANNING FORMS

Fall 2010-2011 data

 

DOCUMENT SIZE

DOWNLOAD
Transfer Academic Program Plan (TAPP Forms)    
Associate in Arts & Science Aviation Management Specialization

292 KB

CLICK HERE
Associate in Arts & Science Commercial Pilot Specialization

299 KB

CLICK HERE
Associate in Arts & Science Flight Officer Specialization

268 KB

CLICK HERE
Associate in Arts & Science Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

313 KB

CLICK HERE
Slick Forms    
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology

419 KB

CLICK HERE
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Management Aviation Management Specialization

677 KB

CLICK HERE
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Aviation Management Specialization 694 KB CLICK HERE
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Commercial Pilot Specialization

830 KB

CLICK HERE
CWU Moses Lake Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Flight Officer Specialization

704 KB

CLICK HERE

If you are interested in a career as a professional pilot you have found the perfect school.
To request more information about our Aviation Program,
click here.

CLASSES START SEPTEMBER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR NEXT YEARS CLASS PLEASE CALL US AT 509-793-2241 OR TOLL FREE AT 1-877-745-1212 EXT. 2241 !


Option #4 Transferring to an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Learning Center.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has over one hundred learning centers worldwide. They are usually located at military bases and recently at community colleges. ERAU has several centers in Washington: Fairchild AFB, Whidbey NAS, McCord AFB, Ft. Lewis, Clover Park, South Seattle Community College, and a center in Everett. These centers use the “non-traditional” classroom, meaning that classes usually meet in the evenings and weekends, so the student can work during the day. The classes are usually smaller in number and have students who are older and directed toward their career. They are not looking for the college social activities, but want to learn in a serious environment and work full-time.

Since the center uses a lot of adjunct faculty, the number of course offerings and degrees are limited. You usually get on “track” for a certain degree and take the classes when offered in the cycle. The more popular degree offered is the Bachelor of Science, Management of a Technical Operation (BSMTO). This program prepares the flight student for a degree in business management with a strong aviation concentration, and it gives the student the strong, recognized name of Embry-Riddle.

Certain classes are known to be required, and BBCC teaches them. Your advisor can direct you toward those classes so that you complete them as part of your AA&S degree.

Another option with ERAU is their “Distance Learning” courses. These are correspondent in nature and can be used entirely or in conjunction with the Learning Centers. You have a set time allowed to finish the course and take tests on schedule from proctors assigned to monitor your progress.

PROFESSIONAL AERONAUTICS DEGREE PROGRAM

View Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide’s Articulation Agreement with Big Bend Community College for the Professional Aeronautics degree program. CLICK HERE

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAM

View Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide’s Articulation Agreement with Big Bend Community College for the Technical Management degree program. CLICK HERE


Option #5 Transfer to an ERAU campus in Florida or Arizona.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This option is available to BBCC students and gives the student full access of degree options offered by ERAU at their Daytona Beach, Florida campus, or the Prescott, Arizona campus. This could be a professional pilot degree as well as a more traditional type degree. We have had students in the past choose this option and they have had the campus experience of a large university.

Embry Riddle estimated program costs for Daytona Beach CLICK HERE .

Minimum flight costs for each course CLICK HERE

Embry Riddle estimates program costs CLICK HERE.


Transfer from Green River Community College to BBCC

Green River Community College

Green River Community College Aviation student can now complete their Commercial pilot training at the Big Bend Community College Aviation program. To learn more about the articulation agreement between Green River Community College and Big Bend Community College please click here.


Transfer from BBCC to Green River Community College

Green River Community College

Big Bend Community College students can now transfer to Green River Community College to receive an Air Traffic Control/Airline Dispatch Associate in Applied Science Degree. To learn more about Green River Community Colleges ATC/Airline Dispatch program please visit their departments website at http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/aviation/.

 

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