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Whether you're seeking a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher certificate; want to prepare for success at the FAA's Air Traffic Controller Academy; want to pass your FAA Aeronautical Knowledge exams for Private, Instrument, Remote and Commercial Pilot and Instructor ratings; or simply want a well-rounded education before embarking on a professional aviation career; the Aviation Department is here to help you reach for the sky.


The Flight Technology, Air Traffic Control and Aircraft Dispatcher courses that are required for a degree or certificate are conducted in face-to-face classroom environments at the SCC Main Campus. Students register for the full program each semester. Students may not register for individual courses, except for the prerequisite course.

Joining a Cohort

All Aviation programs operate with learning cohorts attending a series of short (4-week) intensive courses.

To receive course permission numbers to join the Fall learning cohort, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Have already completed the prerequisite course, FLTEC 320 Private Pilot Ground (see below)
  2. Hold an FAA Airman Certificate with at least a PPL Airplane or Rotorcraft rating or an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate or meet the requirements of 14 CFR 65.57(a)1, or 2

About FLTEC 320

  • FLTEC 320 is the prerequisite course for joining the cohort.
  • No permission numbers are required to register for FLTEC 320 in the Spring semester or Summer session.
  • A grade of “C” or higher in this course will allow you to enter the Fall learning cohort, which begins with FLTEC 302 Aviation Weather