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Associate of Arts - Aviation Concentration

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Springfield and Urbana locations.

The Aviation Technology Concentration of the Associate of Arts degree is designed to prepare students for careers in aviation and for transfer to four-year institutions to complete a bachelor's degree.  Clark State partners with MacAir Aviation, Mad River Air, Champion City Aviation, and Middletown Regional Flight Training Institute to provide the formal ground school and flight training courses. Flight fees are collected as special fees associated with the various flight courses. In order to successfully complete all of the AVN courses and qualify to test for the various licenses, a student must pass the required FAA physical before his or her first solo flight.  Students may wish to determine if they meet the physical requirements prior to starting the Aviation Concentration.

Students will be enrolled in general education courses and in aviation courses each semester.  Students will be eligible for financial aid based on normal requirements for full-time enrollment and academic progress.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts Aviation Technology Concentration, the graduate will be able to:

  • Qualify to test for the Private Pilot’s License. 
  • Quality to test for a Commercial Pilot’s License.
  • Communicate clearly, writing and speaking.
  • Think critically. 
  • Critically analyze a work of literature, music, theatre, art, or architecture. 
  • Analyze and evaluate issues of the human historical and philosophical experience. 
  • Describe and assess divergent aspects of individual and group human behavior.
  • Demonstrate mathematical literacy.
  • Identify and apply the concepts of various aspects of the natural and physical world.
Course Title Credits
AVN 1001 Private Pilot Ground 3
AVN 1002 Private Pilot Flight Lab 2
ENG 1111 English I 3
GEN 1100 College Readiness 1
GEO 1000 Introduction to GIS and Cartography * 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
AVN 1003 Supervised Flight I 2
AVN 1011 Instrument Ground 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I ** 3
AVN 1012 Instrument Flight Lab 1.5
AVN 1013 Supervised Flight Lab II 2
-- Arts, Humanities, Foreign Language Elective*** 3
AVN 1014 Supervised Flight Lab III 2
AVN 2001 Commercial Ground 3
AVN 2002 Commercial Flight Lab 1
-- Arts, Humanities, Foreign Language Elective*** 3
-- Literature or Creative Writing Elective**** 3
-- Natural or Physical Science Elective***** 4
AVN 2011 Certified Flight Instructor Ground 2.5
AVN 2012 Certified Flight Instructor Flight Lab 0.75
GEO 2200 World Regional Geography 3
HUM 2899 Capstone Seminar 3
-- Arts, Humanities, Foreign Language Elective*** 3
-- Natural or Physical Science Elective***** 4
  Total Credit Hours 70.75

*A different Social or Behavioral Science elective may be substituted provided the Global Awareness requirement is met.

**Other Transfer Module Mathematics courses (minimum of 3 semester hours) may be selected to meet the requirements of the intended major at the transfer institution.

***Transfer Module Arts, Humanities, or Foreign Language course of at least 3 semester hours that has not been taken to fulfill another requirement.  Select the arts, humanities, or foreign language electives that will meet the requirements of the intended major at the transfer institution.

****Select one course from ENG 1600, ENG 2250, ENG 2300, ENG 2500, ENG 2610, or ENG 2620 that will meet the requirements for the intended major at the transfer institution.

*****Transfer Module Natural and Physical Sciences electives must total a minimum of 8 semester hours.  Select the natural and physical science electives that will meet the requirements of the intended major at the transfer institution.

Note:  a student may elect to also complete AVN 2021 Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Ground and AVN 2022 Certified Instructor Instrument Flight Lab as part of the Associate of Arts degree.  However, that will require the student to complete at least 73.75 semester hours of instruction.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.