OXNARD, Calif. — Charter College is teaming with Part 141 flight schools in several states.
The flight schools will offer ground school and general flight instruction, while the college provides students with the aviation and general education courses to prepare them to earn their FAA licenses and seek entry-level employment as commercial pilots or flight instructors.
Flight schools involved in the partnership include:
- California: American Aviation Academy, El Cajon; Helipro Inc., San Luis Obispo; Pacific States Aviation, Concord
- Florida: Jacobs Flight Services, Clewiston; University Air Center, Gainesville
- Nevada: Carson Aviation Academy, Carson City; Reno Tahoe Helicopter, Minden; Elite Flight Training, North Las Vegas
- Texas: Marcair Aviation, Roanoke; Veracity Aviation, Seguin
- Virginia: JLS Aviation, Fredericksburg
- Washington: Classic Helicopter Corporation, Seattle; Northway Aviation, Everett; Snohomish Flying Service, Snohomish.
More schools will be added in the future, college officials note.
The partnership between Charter College and the flight schools offers aviation students a number of benefits they wouldn’t have with a traditional flight school, according to college officials, including:
- An aviation degree;
- Traditional Title IV financial aid in the forms of federal student loans and Pell Grants for those who qualif;y
- Access to an experienced financial aid team;
- Access to student academic support programs and Charter College Student Advisor Team; and
- Focused career training.
For the Associate of Applied Science in Aviation: Rotor and Fixed Wing programs, students will take nine aviation courses including: Commercial Aviation, Navigation, Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Safety, Law, Aircraft System and Components, Physiology and Crew Resource Management, in addition to general education courses necessary to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The fixed wing program includes 250 flight hours, and the rotor program includes 210 flight hours.