Flight Technology

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Sacramento City College maintains an authorized one-year certificate and two-year degree program organized to offer pilot academic ground instruction. The Flight Technology Program is a 30 unit, 10-course program All required courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Career Opportunities

Professional Pilots are employed as Charter Pilots, Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Agricultural Pilots, Helicopter Pilots, Flight Engineers, Regional Airline/Major Airline Pilots, as well as working for Government Agencies or the Military.

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • The Federal Aviation Administration requires that all applicants read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the required knowledge and skills in order to qualify for the written portions of the Federal Aviation Administration examinations for pilot and instructor.
  • perform navigational pre-flight planning.
  • review weather terminal and en-route data.
  • calculate departure, en-route, and arrival performance data.

Associate in Science Degree

The Flight Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.

Required Program                                                                        Units
FLTEC 100 Introduction to Aviation Careers ……………………………….. 1
FLTEC 302 Aviation Weather …………………………………………………… 3
FLTEC 304 Safety and Human Factors in Aviation……………………….. 3
FLTEC 306 Federal Aviation Regulations……………………………………. 3
FLTEC 310 Instrument Pilot/Instructor Ground School ………………… 3
FLTEC 312 Air Navigation, Airspace, and Communication……………. 3
FLTEC 314 Large Aircraft Systems…………………………………………… 5
FLTEC 320 Private Pilot Ground School …………………………………….. 3
FLTEC 321 Commercial Pilot Ground School …………………………….. 3
FLTEC 330 Airplane Aerodynamics…………………………………………… 3

Total Units Required: 30