The AAS in Aeronautical Science Program was developed in close consultation with FAA certified North Coast Flight School, located at the Erie International Airport, which provides the ground and flight school training for the program. Ground and flight training have additional associated costs. Alternatively, this training may be satisfied by possession of a current license or certification at the appropriate level.
AAS program graduates gain knowledge through taking applicable general education and major courses such as writing, math, physics, communications, ethics, meteorology, and more.
Graduates of the program will earn the following: Private Pilot License, Complex Endorsement, Instrument Pilot Rating, and Commercial Pilot License.
Students who have completed the program may pursue pilot positions in the commercial industry (non-passenger), as a private charter pilot, or flight instructor. Students who wish to pursue a career as an airline pilot or related career are encouraged to investigate completing additional appropriate flight training.
For more information, contact Megan McQuiston at email@example.com or 814-836-1955.
The Erie Airport Porreco Flight Scholarship is funded by the Erie Regional Airport Authority to assist students who wish to have a career in aviation. The scholarship is a competitive application process for students who seek additional financial aid. The annual award will be $1,000 ($500 per semester). The awardee must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the second semester award. A new application is required each new academic year.