Students start flying approximately two weeks into each semester.
You will earn 5 ratings through this program. These ratings are, Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFI-I).
All helicopter students in the degree program must be pursuing the AAS degree while taking helicopter classes. The AAS degree includes 15 units of General Education classes.
If you’re not pursuing the AAS degree you will not be required to take any classes besides flight and ground courses.
The program consists of 6 consecutive semesters. This includes attendance during the summers. You should plan on approximately 24 months full-time to complete the program.
General Education classes along with ground school classes will be taught on the BRCC/YC campuses.
Flight classes will be taught at the BRCC facility located on the Baton Rouge airport and the YC facility located on the Prescott airport.
Yes, this is an eligible program for VA benefits.
You must pay up front for books and school supplies out of your own pocket. Up to $1,000 per academic year will be reimbursed by the VA.
The published BAH for an E-5 with dependents (the amount the VA will provide) is approximately $1300 for a full time student.
It is possible to have a part time job but it is recommended that students devote their full attention to the program if possible.
Prescott offers high altitude training, while Baton Rouge offers over water training for oil rig operations and gulf Ttours.
Both locations offer off-airport flying and real world training.
We will help place you in the industry upon successful completion of the degree program.
We offer a turbine transition course option in the Commercial semester in an R66.