Are you looking for a great career that is fun and pays well too? Then our Aviation & Airport Management program may be a great fit for you. Whether you choose to work as an airline pilot, corporate or charter pilot, ag pilot, flight instructor, or airport manager, you will earn the skills, knowledge, and credentials needed to succeed right here at Iowa Lakes.
The Aviation & Airport Management program is one of the best flight training values in the country. Your flight path to success includes Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine Rating, and may also include Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor. With these credentials, you will be cleared for takeoff in your new career!
With the demand for pilots on the rise, there is a huge need for new pilots to enter the workforce each year. Not only will you earn your Associate in Applied Science degree and FAA licenses and ratings, but with our great industry connections, we’ll help place you in an entry-level job and your dream career! If you want to continue to earn your four-year degree, we will show you how to do it while being paid to build hours toward your dream career. We’re here to help you succeed!
ESTIMATED FLIGHT FEES*†
Fall semester AVI-180 $6,275.00
Spring semester AVI-245 $15,600.00
Total $21,875.00 *
Fall semester AVI-246 $8,570.00
Spring semester AVI- 350 $2,775.00
Total $18,245.00 *
*The listed fees include all flight and ground training, based on the average time required by recent graduates, to complete all of our FAA approved flight training programs and receive their pilot certifications.
† All aviation flight fees are subject to change. The listed fees include flight and ground instruction based on FAA approved flight training syllabi. These training times are minimum FAA training requirements. Actual training cost may be slightly higher. All aviation flight fees are subject to change.
Did You Know?
In the Aviation & Airport Management program at Iowa Lakes, you will learn:1
- Assess the safety of an aircraft.
- Perform a pre-flight inspection.
- Adapt to changing weather conditions.
- Plan a cross country flight.
- Conduct a cross country flight.
- Predict aircraft performance based on existing conditions.
- Master control of the aircraft with success of the flight never in doubt.
- Pass the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration tests.
1The What You’ll Learn section of our website provides a description of Learning Outcomes for students who successfully complete all requirements for obtaining an Aviation & Airport Management Associate in Applied Science degree from Iowa Lakes Community College.
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Knowledge Exam.
Corequisites: AVI 180 – Private Pilot Flight Lab I
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Practical Test.
Corequisites: AVI 140 – Private Pilot Ground School
CSC-110 is an introductory course that surveys a variety of topics to include history, hardware, software, terminology, communications, computer ethics, and societal impact of computers. In addition to computer literacy, students will complete hands-on modules using operating systems, word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software; such as Microsoft Office programs.
Emphasis on expository and argumentative writings including a review of usage and mechanics.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET,COMPASS as determined by Iowa Lakes policy
This is a general survey course which includes sets; number systems; elementary algebra; exponents; equations and inequalities; fractions; ratios; proportion and variation; probability and statistics; elementary graphing; consumer mathematics; and an introduction to geometry.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score
The course includes ground school instruction in instrument procedures and operations.
Prerequisites: AVI 140 – Private Pilot Ground School
Corequisites: AVI 245 – Instrument Rating Flight Lab
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Rating Practical Test.
Prerequisites: AVI 180 – Private Pilot Flight Lab I
Corequisites: AVI 212 – Instrument Ground School
The fundamentals course develops the basic skills involved in a variety of communication situations, including oral presentations and interpersonal speaking. Emphasis is placed on organization, audience analysis, vocal and physical delivery, listening, nonverbal communication, critical thinking, and methods of dealing with communication apprehension through class discussion and activities.
This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.
Examines how humans communicate in one-on-one situations through personal and professional relationships.
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam.
Corequisites: AVI 248 – Commercial Pilot Flight Lab
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Practical Test.
Prerequisite: AVI 180 – Private Pilot Flight Lab I
Corequisite: AVI 261 – Commercial Pilot Ground School
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Multi-Engine (Commercial) Rating Practical Test.
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Exam and Flight Instructor Airplane Knowledge Exam.
Prerequisites: AVI 248 – Commercial Pilot Flight Lab
Corequisites: AVI 350 – Flight Instructor Flight Lab
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Instructor Practical Test.
Prerequisites: AVI 248 – Commercial Pilot Flight Lab
Corequisites: AVI 300 – Flight Instructor Ground School
Principles of Management provides the student with a conceptual framework for understanding the basic theories of management. Emphasis is placed on the internal and external environment, ethics, planning, goal setting, decision making, organizational structure, motivation and group dynamics, and effective control mechanisms for establishing and accomplishing business objectives.
Students are given the opportunity to apply human relations concepts and evaluate experience and observations. Social skills required in various occupational settings will be developed, emphasizing how appropriate personal attitudes lead to social and business success.
An introduction to the scientific study of behavior; a brief history of psychology as a science, and topics fundamental to human behavior including developmental issues, sensory abilities, cognitive performance, social and emotional factors in behavior, and abnormal behavior and therapies.
A survey course applying basic sociological concepts, theories, and methods to examine society, culture, cultural institutions, cultural diversity, and cultural stability and change.
Choose either BUS 161, PSY 111, or SOC 110
The course prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Instructor Practical Test.
This course prepares the student for the FAA Multi-Engine Instructor Add-On rating. The student will take the FAA flight test at completion of the course.
The course prepares students for the careers in the aviation industry.
This course is designed to give students a clear understanding of the elements of the marketing mix (4P’s) and explanation of environmental issues that are employed in business to gain a competitive edge in the global economy. Includes identification of consumer and organizational needs and an understanding of the basic consumer behavior components.
Continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on research and documentation as well as literary analysis.
Prerequisites: ENG 105 – Composition I
The course provides on-the-job training in an aviation position.