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Aviation

Aviation

Take off today with an FAA approved program and learn from pilots and air traffic controllers with years of experience. Train in state-of-the-art simulators and log flight hours in Aims new fleet of aircraft; the 2017 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III TX aircraft.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Aviation Department at Aims Community College is to provide a collegiate education that prepares motivated aviation students with the best training possible for demanding careers as professional pilots and air traffic controllers.


Academic Options

The Aviation program is broken up into three track options, allowing students to customize their training depending on their goals in a career in aviation.

General Aviation Pilot

Specialize in smaller aircraft and explore non-airline aviation opportunities.

Professional Pilot

Begin training to be an airline, corporate or cargo pilot.

Air Traffic Controller

Train to direct air traffic in the National Airspace System and enjoy one of the fastest pace careers there is.

Piper PA28-181 runway lights

Life After Aims

Do you like to travel? Are you looking for a fast paced career full of high adrenaline? A career in aviation might be for you.

Pilots and air traffic controllers enjoy a demanding job that keeps them on their toes every day. They feel the rush during departures and relax high above the clouds. They feel pride in directing air traffic during peak hours throughout the National Airspace System. 

At Aims, you can train for jobs as:

  • airline pilots
  • air traffic controllers
  • cargo pilots
  • government pilots
  • corporate pilots
  • search and rescue/medical pilots
  • flight instructor careers
  • and many more