Explore Academic Programs - Aviation


The Central Texas College Aviation Science department offers a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree and the Commercial Pilot Certificate with an instrument rating.  The curriculum includes 14 core aviation classes which are transferable to upper level institutions offering baccalaureate degrees in aviation.

The Central Texas College flight training is conducted under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for FAR 141 approved schools. The local area offers an excellent training environment which allows for efficient use of flight time. Central Texas College also offers advanced flight training for flight instructors and for multiengine ratings.

Central Texas College is a member of the University


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Commercial pilot

Potential Earnings: (2014) $75,620 annually

Market Growth Rate:  (2012-2022) - average (8 - 14%)


Airline pilot

Potential Earnings: (2014) $118,140 annually

Market Growth Rate: decline (-3%or lower)

Co-pilot

Potential Earnings: (2014) $118,140 annually 

Market Growth Rate: average (8 - 14%)


Flight engineer

Potential Earnings: (2014) $118,140 annually

Market Growth Rate: decline (-3%or lower)


 * Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required


Degrees and Certificates

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Aviation Science

60 Credit hours 
Central Campus Day

Certificate of Completion

Aviation science

38 Credit hours 
Central Campus Day


Gainful Employment

 Aviation Science Certificate