Piloting, Professional

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 455-2851

A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

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The professional piloting program offers a series of aviation piloting courses ranging from ground school classes for private through commercial flying, arctic survival, weather and aircraft maintenance. Rated pilots or military aviators may be eligible for credit based upon experience and FAA certificates, which may be applied towards an associate of applied science degree in professional piloting or a minor in aviation technology. See department personnel for details. UAF does not offer flight instruction.

A minor in aviation technology will give students an opportunity to become familiar with the field of aviation, with particular emphasis on the use of aviation as a tool and economic process within the Alaska environment.

Major--A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. AVTY 100--Private Pilot Ground School--4 credits
      AVTY 102--Commercial Ground Instruction--3 credits
      AVTY 155--Preventive Maintenance for Pilots (3)
           or AFPM advisor-approved course(s) (3)--3 credits
      AVTY 200--Instrument Ground School--4 credits
      AVTY 231--Arctic Survival--3 credits
      AVTY 235--Elements of Weather--3 credits
    2. Complete 15 credits of program approved major specialty electives* (see web page or contact department for suggested list of courses, many of which the applicant may obtain credit for based upon experience or ratings.)
  4. Complete general electives--10
  5. Minimum credits required--60
    * Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.


Aviation Technology

  1. Complete the following foundation courses:
    AVTY 100--Private Pilot Ground School--4 credits
  2. Complete the following core courses:
    AVTY 155--Preventive Maintenance for Pilots--3 credits
    AVTY 231--Arctic Survival--3 credits
    AVTY 235--Elements of Weather--3 credits
  3. Complete 3 credits from the following electives:
    AVTY Elective (3)
         or AFPM advisor approved elective (3)--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--16