Aviation Technology Helicopter Associate in Science


Students will be able to:

Students graduate with all of the certifications and licenses necessary to immediately start a career as a helicopter pilot. Graduates will hold a Commercial Pilot License/Helicopter with an Instrument Rating/Helicopter and Instructor-Instrument Certification/Helicopter. In addition to the Professional Pilot career path, the program provides a good starting place for entry into such career fields as Airport Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Airport Line Management, Fixed-Base Operation Management and Airport Maintenance.

Jobs Include

Successful completion of this degree program provides students the opportunity to seek employment in the exciting world of aviation in the most enviable position of helicopter pilot. According to New Hampshire and national employment projections (2013-2023), the outlook for commercial pilots is favorable locally and nationally. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (March 29, 2012), states that airline and commercial helicopter pilot occupational growth is projected at 11% through 2020, with employment change (new jobs) 2010 – 2020 projected at 11,500. In May 2010, the median annual wage for helicopter airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers was $103,210, and median annual wage of a commercial helicopter
pilot was $67,500.

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