The Certificate of Completion in Flight Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to aircraft flying and to prepare them to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and practical examinations for Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single Engine Airplane Land Rating, Instrument Rating, and Multiengine Rating. Instruction includes aircraft design, systems, flight operations and procedures, radio communication and navigation, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to aircraft operations. Job Description: This program is designed to prepare students with the required Federal Aviation Administration certificates for initial employment as airplane pilots in a wide variety of entry-level, flight-related occupations such as flight instructor, banner tow pilots, jump plane pilots, etc. In some instances, additional specialized training will be required. Flight Policies: Flight and simulator training costs are the responsibility of the student. They are determined on an hourly basis for aircraft and flight instruction, and are in addition to tuition, fees, and other registration expenses. Once students have been accepted into the CGCC Flight Technology program, the will not receive college credit for flight instruction received at flight schools other than the school or schools with which Maricopa County Community College District has currently contracted for such instruction. Ground school courses must be taken concurrently with the appropriate flight courses. Attendance is mandatory in the aviation ground school courses in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 141, Appendices A and D. Failure to meet these attendance requirements will disqualify the student for FAA pilot certification. Transfer of Pilot Ratings: Students with a Private Pilot Certificate obtained without college credit must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge before enrolling in any 200-level ground or flight courses. Students holding Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Certificates obtained without college credit are required to take the appropriate ground school courses, and complete the flight lessons contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141 Commercial Pilot Test Course. Aviation and related courses from other colleges and universities will not automatically transfer to CGCC. All aviation transfer courses, flight, or nonflight, are reviewed by the Aviation Division for transferability. Students with pilot certificates obtained with college credit at other institution must demonstrate proficiency of each certificate and associated ratings before credit will be accepted to satisfy CGCC curriculum requirements. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process. Medical Certificates: A current medical certificate is required for all students planning to begin flight training. The physical examination must be performed by a medical doctor who is a designated FAA Medical Examiner. Students are advised to obtain their medical certificates well in advance of beginning the flight program. This will ensure that medical problems or physical limitations that may alter career plans can be addressed before entering flight courses. There are three types of medical certificates-Class III, Class II and Class I. Students are advised to obtain a Class I certificate if they are planning a career in professional flight. Students must have at least a Class II medical before beginning 200-level flight courses.
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