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.

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 128 Group Dynamics for High Risk Teams
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School
BUSE 119 Business Communications

Associate of Science Degree: Professional Aeronautics

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 125 Aviation  and Airport Management
AVIA 128 Group Dynamics for High Risk Teams
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School
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 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 Management

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 125 Aviation and Airport Management
AVIA 128 Group Dynamics for High Risk Teams
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
BUSE 119 Business Communications

Certificate of Achievement: Professional Piloting

AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School
AVIA 105 Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School
AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School

Certificate of Completion Programs

To receive a Certificate, students must pass AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation and either AVIA 101 Private Pilot Ground School, AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School, AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School, or AVIA 211 Flight Instructor Ground School.  

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 School 
AVIA 133 Human Factors in Aviation 
Total units: 6
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 Aviation 
AVIA 195 Instrument Ground School 
Total units: 6
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 Aviation 
AVIA 201 Commercial Pilot Ground School 
Total units: 6
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 Aviation 
AVIA 211 Flight Instructor Ground School 
Total units: 7
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