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2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011] [Archived Catalog]

Professional Pilot Technology (2258) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Earn your wings through this excellent curriculum which includes flight training through a local FAA-approved flight school. This program provides you with the knowledge, skills and FAA certificates that are required to begin a civilian career as an FAA-certified flight instructor and commercial pilot. The program is intended for those who want to complete the A.S. degree and begin a rewarding career. Upon completion, you will have earned the following FAA certificates and ratings: commercial, airplane single engine land, commercial instrument, and commercial flight instructor or multi-engine rating.

You may receive college credit for previous flight and ground school courses, or currently held FAA certificates; however, awarding of such credit will be based solely on Florida State College’s evaluation of your certificate(s), training and competency. Once enrolled under the 2003/2004 or later catalog, you will only receive college credit for flight training earned through a Florida State College contracted flight school. Prior to beginning flight training, students will be required to pass a flight physical from an FAA-approved medical examiner.

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3

Professional Courses (Credit Hours: 37)


Note: Either ATF 2500 or ATF 2400 may be used to meet Professional Course Requirements, however, it is recommended that students take both courses for maximum employment potential. Students taking both courses may use one of them to satisfy an elective requirement.

Professional Electives (Minimum Credit Hours: 12)


Note: Either ATF 2500 or ATF 2400 may be used to meet Professional Course Requirements, however, it is recommended that students take both courses for maximum employment potential. Students taking both courses may use one of them to satisfy an elective requirement.

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative).
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
  6. Can demonstrate mastery of the Information Literacy Assessment. Refer to the assessment section  for details.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2010/2011) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2015, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2014/2015 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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