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Degree Program

Aviation Degree Options

Going to college has become a standard part of entering the job market in any industry, and aviation is no exception. Nowadays, it is quite advantageous to have a  degree when applying to airlines after earning your Air Transport Pilot, or ATP. US Aviation Academy has kept up with this trend by partnering with Tarrant County College, also known as TCC. Jointly, TCC and US Aviation offer fixed-wing and rotor-wing training, day or night, at the largest aviation education facility in Texas. The program can be completed in two years, after which students will have their license, ratings and associate of applied science degree, or AAS. Those looking to continue on to a bachelor’s degree can transfer credits from the Professional Pilot Program at TCC to the University of North Texas’ Aviation Logistic’s program. Tarrant County College’s Professional Pilot Program is our recommended course for most domestic students looking forward to a career in aviation.

US Aviation also partners with Liberty University’s Flight Training Affiliate program. Liberty University offers the flexibility of online academics along with a four year bachelor’s degree. In combinations with Liberty University academics, US Aviation will provide Part 141 flight training at the Denton campus.

The Money

Students will be responsible for paying TCC’s tuition, flight costs, books and equipment. TCC’s 2013 tuition rate is $59 per semester hour for Tarrant County residents, $106 per hour for other Texas residents and $255 per hour for students located outside of Texas. Compared to a private college, such as the University of North Dakota, which also offers a pilot program and charges $312 per semester hour for North Dakota residents, these are some of the most affordable rates available today. Books and equipment are estimated to cost $2,000. Flight training costs vary depending on fuel and other costs, so a current quote will be needed to get an up-to-date rate.

This may be starting to sound a bit out of reach in a financial sense, but another benefit of partnering with TCC is the fact that the institution offers greater financing options to its students when compared to other flight schools. There is a number of aviation-specific scholarships available, governmental financial aid, such as the FAFSA, and payment plans. In addition to these aids, TCC also accepts veterans’ and military benefits—like a GI bill. TCC has provided a useful information for veterans’ benefits that you can view here.

Liberty University is also able to use financial aid and offer discounts for veterans. Liberty’s financial aid department is easily accessible online as well as by phone. There are also dedicated staff for helping veterans.

The Pilot Program

The exact course requirements for the pilot program can be found on TCC’s and Liberty’s website. Students must complete courses in five fundamental academic areas: composition, speech, behavioral science, mathematics and humanities. Despite these core requirements, students’ courses focus primarily on aviation and may range from Aviation Meteorology to Turbine Aircraft Systems.

The flight training is completed in Cessna, Piper and R-44 aircraft under a part 141 flight program with self-examining authority for many courses. This means the hours required to earn a pilot license are reduced, thus no time is wasted waiting for outside examiners that can prove to be both time consuming and expensive.

Further, graduates who have their CFI are guaranteed an interview with US Aviation for a flight instructor position, allowing for a seamless career progression.

Helicopter Flight Training Program

TCC is proud to offer a Helicopter Flight Training Program tailored to those who would like to enter the rotor aviation arena. Tarrant County College offers Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial License, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and CFI-Instrument in the Robinson R-44.

 

Contacts

TCC – Joan Murali

817-515-2129

Email

 

Liberty University

  • Liberty Flight Training Affiliate Program: (434) 582-7727
  • Liberty Flight Training Affiliate Program Email: flightaffiliate@liberty.edu

 

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Requirements + Contacts:

  • Valid Social Security number and functioning email
  • TCC Admissions Phone: 817-515-4ADM (4236)
  • TCC Financial Aid Phone: 817-515-4AID (4243)
  • Liberty Flight Training Affiliate Program: (434) 582-7727
  • Liberty Flight Training Affiliate Program Email: flightaffiliate@liberty.edu