The Pilot program helps students jump start their training for a successful and exciting career in the aerospace and aviation industry. The program offers concurrent enrollment courses, offering both high school credit through Jordan Academy Technology and Careers (JATC) and college credit through Utah Valley University. The program includes classroom academics and simulator training. Students entering the program will become familiar with the field of aviation. The program of study includes a general knowledge of the aviation industry and an introduction to airplanes and concepts of flying to potential entry-level student pilots as they prepare for flight training. The program also is intended to prepare students to test for the FAA Knowledge Exam. Students will learn to operate flight simulators in the classroom and have the opportunity to fly the motion simulator in the lab.
AVSC 1010: Designed for all students interested in aviation careers. Includes a general knowledge of aviation, historical events, and aerospace studies/ development opportunities. Studies aviation and aerospace terminology, how aircraft and spacecraft fly, research and development of future systems, government and industry roles in the growth of aviation, and potential careers in aviation. May be delivered online.
AVSC 1100: Introduces the airplane to entry-level student pilots as they prepare for flight training. Stresses airport systems, air traffic control procedures, aviation weather, air navigation, radio communication procedures, and Federal Aviation Regulations. Prepares students for the required FAA Private Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test. May be delivered online.
Classroom academics require English literacy in reading, writing, speaking and understanding. Students enrolled in the program must maintain good attendance and pass stage and final exams. Student wanting an instructor endorsement for the FAA Knowledge Exam must have a passing grade in the Private Pilot ground course and pass two practice exams with an 80% or higher.
The JATC aviation program does not offer flight training through concurrent enrollment. For students wishing to start flight training while enrolled in the Private Pilot ground course must do so on their own and cover their own flight training fees. A student must be 17 years of age to obtain a FAA Private Pilot Certification. Physical condition must be certified by an FAA medical examiner and a student must obtain a FAA Third Class Medical and a student certificate before commencing flight training. Please contact Fiona Silcox at fiona.silcox@jordandistrict for more information.
Students endorsed for the FAA Knowledge Exam are required to pay a fee of $150 to the testing facility.