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Aviation Operations Degrees & Certificates


Associate in Science Degree Programs

Miramar College's Aviation Operations Program offers two Associate in Science Degrees: Aviation Operations-Management and Aviation Operations-Professional Pilot. To receive these degrees, students must successfully pass the following courses as well as meet all general education requirements established by the San Diego Community College District.

Associate in Science Degree: Aviation Operations—Management

AVIA 101
Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105
Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 120
Aviation Management
AVIA 128
Group Dynamics: Teams Under Stress
AVIA 133
Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195
Basic Instrument Flight Procedures
AVIA 196
Basic Instrument Flight Lab
BUSE 201
Business Management
BUSE 119
Business Communications

Associate in Science Degree: Aviation Operations—Professional Pilot

AVIA 101
Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105
Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 120
Aviation Management
AVIA 128
Group Dynamics: Teams Under Stress
AVIA 133
Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 199
Instrument Ground School
AVIA 201
Commercial Airline Pilot Instruction
AVIA 212
Professional Flight Instructor Ground School

For graduation requirements, please see the College Requirements for Associates Degree on the Miramar College website. This major, along with General Education requirements and electives, (minimum of 60 units), meet the requirements for an Associates Degree.


Certificate of Achievement Programs

For those students who may already possess advanced degrees but are interested in adding an aviation specialty to their resume, the Certificate of Achievement focuses exclusively on aviation related courses and can usually be completed in one year.

Two options are available: Aviation Operations-Management and Aviation Operations-Professional Pilot.

Certificate of Achievement: Aviation Operations—Professional Pilot

AVIA 101
Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105
Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 120
Aviation Management
AVIA 128
Group Dynamics: Teams Under Stress
AVIA 133
Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195
Basic Instrument Flight Procedures
AVIA 196
Basic Instrument Flight Lab
BUSE 201
Business Management
BUSE 119
Business Communications

Certificate of Achievement: Aviation Operations—Professional Pilot

AVIA 101
Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105
Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 120
Aviation Management
AVIA 128
Group Dynamics: Teams Under Stress
AVIA 133
Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 199
Instrument Ground School
AVIA 201
Commercial Airline Pilot Instruction
AVIA 212
Professional Flight Instructor Ground School

Certificate of Completion Programs

Miramar College is authorized under FAA Part 141 to issue students a Certificate of Completion when they have met program requirements. To receive a Certificate, students must pass AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation and either AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School, AVIA 199 Instrument Ground School, AVIA 201 Commercial Airline Pilot Instruction, or AVIA 212 Professional Flight Instructor Ground School with a C or better. The Certificate is suitable for framing and when presented at an FAA test center, endorses the student to take the associated written examination.

Private Pilot Option

When passed with a C or better, indicates student qualification to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Examination.

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School3
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation3
Total units6
Instrument Pilot Option

When passed with a C or better, indicates student qualification to take the FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Examination.

AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation3
AVIA 199 Instrument Ground School4
Total units7
Commercial Pilot Option

When passed with a C or better, indicates student qualification to take the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Examination.

AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation3
AVIA 201 Commercial Airline Pilot Instruction3
Total units6
Flight Instructor Option

When passed with a C or better, indicates student qualification to take the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and the Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge Examination.

AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation3
AVIA 212 Professional Flight Instructor Ground School4
Total units7













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