Aviation Flight (AAS)
What is An Aviation Flight (AAS) Degree?
Associate of Applied Science degrees programs in Aviation Flight are designed to train you to become a professional pilot—from private to commercial–starting with flight training the very first year. Many programs are structured at 2 + 2 programs, meaning that once completing the AAS degree and being qualified as a pilot, you can move on to two more years of training to complete a BS degree in Aviation Management, a good move because many of the big commercial airlines prefer pilots with the BS degrees. The AAS degree program, in addition to a few general education courses, will include flight training and theory, so that by the end of the first year, if not before, you’ll be ready to do your solo flight for licensing. Then in the second year you’ll focus on more advanced flight work, courses in instrumentation, and engine configuration and type, weather, and multi-engine operations, all for certification as both a private and a commercial pilot. You may also have the option to take courses to become a flight instructor. All of this in a two-year or two-year-plus-a-semester program. Amazing! Jobs you’ll be ready for with the AAS are Corporate Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Flight Instructor, and Aviation Safety Inspector.
The videos below discuss “typical” programs, so they should help regardless of which school you are considering.