The Aviation Operations Program integrates rigorous academic study, providing a strong foundation for leadership positions within the aviation industry, along with simulator training. The program emphasizes a combination of the technical fundamentals of flight, airport operations, human factors, group dynamics, and safety in order to enhance students’ development of situational awareness, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Miramar College’s Aviation Operations Program meets all requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 141 Pilot Ground School. Upon completion of the program, students are able to complete the FAA Airmen Knowledge Tests for Private, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot certificates. Flexible course selection and multiple degree and certificate options are available to prepare the student for a variety of career paths in the aviation industry, including commercial pilot, airport management, unmanned systems, human factors, and many more.
Please check the FAQs to the right to answer some of your questions about our program.
Credit for FAA Pilot Certificates
Pending Aviation Operations Program Director review and approval, students who already possess the associated FAA pilot certificate or rating may challenge up to two of the following courses:
- Private Pilot Ground School (AVIA 101)
- Instrument Ground School (AVIA 195)
- Commercial Pilot Ground School (AVIA 201)
- Flight Instructor Ground School (AVIA 211)
Pending Aviation Operations Program Director review and approval, a student awarded a Miramar College Certificate of Performance for an academic phase of ground instruction (AVIA 101, 195, 201, 211) who subsequently earns the associated FAA certifcate or rating can request that 3 units of credit be awarded for that flight training. As a result, it is possible for a student to earn up to 12 units at Miramar College for flight training.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Aviation Operations program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate preparedness to complete, or continue preparation for, the respective Federal Aviation Administration written examination.
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience for employment in an aviation-related career field