Aviation Operations Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science Degree Programs

Miramar College's Aviation Operations Program offers two Associate in Science Degrees: Aviation Business Administration and Professional Aeronautics. 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.  See below for a list of requirements and recommended course sequences for Aviation Operations Degrees.  *There are additional class requirements for some certificates and degrees.  Refer to the current college catalog for a complete list of requirements*

Associate of Science Degree: Aviation Business Administration

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace    
AVIA 125 Aviation and Airport Management
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
BUSE 119 Business Communications

Associate of Science Degree: Professional Aeronautics

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 101L Private Pilot Flight Lab
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School
AVIA 195L Basic Instrument Flight Lab
AVIA 196L Advanced Instrument Flight Lab
AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School

For graduation requirements, please see 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. *There are additional class requirements for some certificates and degrees.  Refer to the current college catalog for a complete list of requirements*

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

Certificate of Achievement: Aviation Operations Management

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 125 Aviation and Airport Management
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
BUSE 119 Business Communications

Certificate of Achievement: Professional Piloting

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 101L Private Pilot Flight Lab
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School
AVIA 195L Basic Instrument Flight Lab
AVIA 196L Advanced Instrument Flight Lab
AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School

Certificate of Performance Programs

To receive a Certificate of Performance, students must pass AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation and one of the following courses:

Certificate of Performance: Private Pilot 

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

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School 
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation 
Total units: 6
 
 
Certificate of Performance: Helicopter Operations

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

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation 
AVIA 151 Helicopter Ground School 
Total units: 9
 
 
Certificate of Performance: Remote Pilot 

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

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 101L Private Pilot Flight Lab
AVIA 161 Remote Pilot Ground School
AVIA 161L Remote Pilot Flight Lab 
Total units: 8
 
Certificate of Performance: Instrument Pilot 

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

AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation 
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School 
AVIA 195L Basic Instrument Ground School
AVIA 196L Advanced Instrument Ground School
Total units: 6
 
 
Certificate of Performance: Commercial Pilot 

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

AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation 
AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School 
Total units: 6
 
 
Certificate of Performance: Flight Instructor 

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 Aviation 
AVIA 211 Flight Instructor Ground School 
AVIA 211L Basic VFR Flight Instructor Lab OR
AVIA 215L Basic IFR Flight Instructor Lab
Total units: 7