Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition 
    
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Aviation


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Location:

Aviation Building
970.339.6472

Advisors:

Martin Boniek, 970.339.6377

Mike Joy, 970.339.6456

For program information call Barbara Soleta at 970.339.6472. For up-to-date information on degree programs please refer to the Aviation page on the Aims website, www.aims.edu.

Degrees/Certificates offered:

Air Traffic Controller

General Aviation Pilot

Professional Pilot

Helicopter Pilot

Single-Engine Airplane

Multi-Engine Airplane

Flight Instructor Airplane

Private Pilot Airplane

Instrument Rating Airplane

Commercial Pilot Airplane

Multi-Engine Pilot Rating

Flight Instructor Rating Airplane

Private Pilot, Helicopter

Commercial Pilot, Helicopter

Instrument Rating, Helicopter

Flight Instructor, Helicopter

Awarded 1997 Programs of Excellence status by Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Program Length: Usually two to three semesters for the Aviation Certificate Programs, four semesters for the Air Traffic Controller A.A.S. degree program, four semesters for the General Aviation Pilot A.A.S. degree program, four semesters for the Helicopter Pilot A.A.S. degree program, and five semesters for the Professional Pilot A.A.S. degree program. Times may be shorter if the student has previous flying experience or college transfer credits. Additional time may be required, depending on assessment scores.

Potential Opportunities: These programs are designed to provide the graduate with the skills and/or Federal Aviation Administration certificates necessary for entry-level employment as a pilot or an Air Traffic Controller.

General Program Information: Air Traffic Controller applicants must be less than 31 years old at the time of hiring by the FAA; therefore, students should be no more than 28 years old when beginning the program. Air Traffic Controllers must be citizens of the United States of America. The aviation department requires students to pass all aviation (AVT) courses with a minimum grade of “C”; however, Air Traffic Controller students must pass all aviation courses with a “B” or better in order to receive a hiring recommendation to the FAA. Contact the aviation department for further information.

Additional costs apply for aircraft rental and flight instruction. Charges are subject to change without notice. Per FAA requirements, students engaged in flight training must hold the appropriate FAA medical certificate. Beginning flight students will also need a Student Pilot Certificate. All students must meet Transportation Security Administration requirements. Contact the aviation department for further information. Any aviation course for which a grade of “D” or “F” is recorded must be repeated.

For ATC students seeking an FAA hiring recommendation from Aims, any aviation course for which a grade of “C”, “D”, or “F” is recorded must be repeated.

All students enrolled in any of the aviation degree programs must receive flight training, both dual and solo, required for all certificates and ratings, at the Aims-designated provider for airplane and helicopter training.

FAA Private Pilot Certificate is a prerequisite for students enrolled in the Instrument/Commercial Certificate course.

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