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The AS degree in Professional Pilot Technology takes two years for a full-time student.
No, flight training costs are additional to tuition. You must open a flight account in order to start flying. Any ground training and flight costs will be deducted from your flight account.
The total cost of flight training will vary considerably from student to student. The minimum amount a student could expect to spend is approximately $35,000, which includes books, uniforms, and supplies, although the actual amount is certain to be higher. This price does not include the certified flight instructor training, which is additional.
Yes, but federal financial aid will not be enough for the whole program. Additional financial aid such as alternative loans is the best option.
Pilot students using VA benefits must enroll in the AS Aviation Administration, Commercial Pilot Specialization (Program ID 2509), which is approved for VA funding. The Professional Pilot Technology AS degree (Program ID 2107) is not approved for VA funding.
Nearly all major airlines require pilots to have at least a four year degree, while most regional airlines do not. It would be in your best interest to obtain a degree to be more marketable.
Broward College is an approved institution authorized to certify its graduates for a restricted privileges Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificate with reduced aeronautical experience. AS graduates qualify at 1,250 hours as opposed to 1,500 hours. See FAA official page here.
Students who graduated from the professional pilot technology AS degree program at Broward College and completed their instrument and commercial flight training under FAA Part 141 through PEA, HOVA, National Aviation Academy, Aerosim, or Delta Connection Academy may qualify for the restricted privileges Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
Yes, BC has an articulation agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ERAU.