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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Professional Pilot - Helicopter


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Important Information


Short Description


Professional helicopter pilots are highly trained and competent aircraft operators who are not only responsible for the safety of their passengers and cargo, but also for the operation of sophisticated and expensive equipment. Pilots must meet FAA medical standards.

Program graduates will have completed all academic training required for the Commercial Pilot (Helicopter) and flight instructor certificates.  Pilots with a rotorcraft (helicopter) Commercial Pilot Certificate and/or instructor credentials may find employment in a variety of helicopter applications such as corporate flight operations, charter or cargo airlift, agricultural services, surveying, law enforcement, search and rescue, on-demand media, emergency medical evacuation,  flight training, or with numerous government agencies or military services. Non-flying positions are also available with the Federal Aviation Administration or other federal, state and local aviation agencies.

Type of Credential


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code


278

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Director

CCBC Catonsville, Doug Williams
443-840-5498 or dwilliams@ccbcmd.edu

Assistant Program Director

CCBC Catonsville, Chris Komsa
443-840-4209 or ckomsa@ccbcmd.edu

Air Traffic Control Director

CCBC Catonsville, Joe Eichelberger
443-840-4463 or jeichelberger@ccbcmd.edu

Aviation Faculty

CCBC Catonsville, Pete Waters
443-840-5188 or pwaters@ccbcmd.edu

Contact the Aviation Technology Department  

443-840-4157 or aviation@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program
  • The credit certificates and the Flight Operations Management degree are designated Statewide Programs.
  • Students considering applying for this program should read the information available on the CCBC Aviation Technology website at www.ccbcmd.edu/aviation.
  • Flight Training courses approved under FAA Part 141.
  • Some Aviation classes have lab fees . Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Aviation Technology, see Departmental Exam and Articulated Credit by Industry/Apprenticeship. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*


Short Session 1


  • CMNS 101  (for students who started in fall) or AVMT 211  (for students who started in spring) 3 Credit(s).

Short Session 2


  • AVMT 211  (for students who started in fall) or CMNS 101  (for students who started in spring) 3 Credit(s).

Semester 3


Semester 4


  • Program Electives 12 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for This Program*,**


General Education Requirements and Electives - 19-20 Credits


General Education Requirements:


General Education Electives:


Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 47 Credits


Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 66-67*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Course substitutions may be made at the discretion of the Aviation Program Director. 

Program Description


Professional helicopter pilots are highly trained and competent aircraft operators who are not only responsible for the safety of their passengers and cargo, but also for the operation of sophisticated and expensive equipment. Pilots must meet FAA medical standards.

Graduates of the Professional Pilot Helicopter degree program will have completed all academic training required for the Commercial Pilot (Helicopter) and flight instructor certificates.  Pilots with a rotorcraft (helicopter) Commercial Pilot Certificate and/or instructor credentials may find employment in a variety of helicopter applications such as corporate flight operations, charter or cargo airlift, agricultural services, surveying, law enforcement, search and rescue, on-demand media, emergency medical evacuation,  flight training, or with numerous government agencies or military services. Non-flying positions are also available with the Federal Aviation Administration or other federal, state and local aviation agencies.   

Students considering applying for this program should read the information available on the CCBC website at www.ccbcmd.edu/aviation.

Some aviation classes have lab fees . Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate leadership, teamwork, managerial, and organizational skills within the aviation industry;
  2. analyze and assess airline and airport operations, government regulations, and safety and environmental concerns to plan and implement appropriate strategic and tactical business methodologies;
  3. demonstrate flight proficiency and instrument rating, safety, and procedural skills to obtain FAA licensure required to secure a position as a commercial flight pilot; and
  4. speak and communicate clearly and decisively using standard industry pilot-controller phraseology.

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