Aviation Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Aviation Pilot Program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Analyze and interpret data and apply pertinent knowledge in decision making.
  • Make professional and ethical decisions.
  • Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills.
  • Describe the professional attributes, requirements or certifications, and planning applicable to aviation careers.
  • Discuss the impact of meteorology and environmental issues on aviation operations.
  • Describe the principles of aircraft design, performance, and operating characteristics.
  • Evaluate aviation safety and the impact of human factors on safety.
  • Discuss the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations, and labor issues on aviation operations.
  • Explain the integration of airports, airspace, and air traffic control in managing the National Airspace System.
  • Operate an aircraft in simulated instrument conditions to federal standards.
  • Determine factors impacting aircraft performance, including engine power output, weight and balance, airport requirements, and flight maneuvers.
  • Maintain compliance with procedures and practices contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and other applicable FAA publications.
  • Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as a Private Pilot, Airplane Single-Engine Land.
  • Obtain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification as a Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land with an Instrument Rating.