UC Clermont

Aviation Technology

AAS

Why study Aviation Technology?

Aviation Technology combines pilot training with the on-the-ground skills you need to prepare for a career as a commercial pilot. In addition to flying passenger aircraft for major and commuter airlines, pilots also helm cargo jets, corporate jets and charter services. Others fly pipeline and powerline aerial inspection, do aerial photography and conduct sight-seeing flights. Some pilots participate in firefighting, rescue searches and law enforcement, while others become flight instructors.

Being a pilot requires strict attention to safety, management of crew resources, knowledge of weather and navigation, and intimate knowledge of the aircraft and the mechanics of flight. Aviation Technology insures you learn these skills along with your flight training.

Pilot training in the UC Clermont College Aviation Technology Program is provided by Sporty’s Academy, Inc. Sporty’s Academy is the educational division of the highly acclaimed Sporty’s Pilot Shop — the world’s largest provider of aviation educational resources and pilot supplies. Sporty’s Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved pilot school, holder of FAA Air Agency Certificate #XSTS103K, headquartered at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio, less than a mile from the UC Clermont campus.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination.

You must be able to make quick decisions and accurate judgments under pressure. You must be able to maintain a high level of alertness while working irregular work schedules and spending time away from home. You must be physically fit, have excellent eyesight and be able to pass the required FAA physicals. You must also be organized and detail oriented.

Watch our YouTube video to learn more about careers and training in aviation.

You can look forward to employment as a pilot in many specialized areas. Opportunities include the following:

  • airline pilot
  • corporate pilot
  • charter pilot
  • military
  • law enforcement
  • aviation management
  • flight instructor
  • airport manager
  • airline dispatcher

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.  We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.    Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-558-8317 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is on 91 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

As an aviation student, you will be part of a group of dedicated students who receive individualized attention on the ground and in the air. You will receive specialized flight instruction using an advanced simulator with visual display and learn from the highly rated aviation staff at Sporty’s Academy, the acclaimed education affiliate of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, the world’s largest provider of aviation educational material.

Your actual flight time will be logged in a fleet of modern, well-maintained aircraft including the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 182 Skylane, multi-engine Piper Aztec and several advanced flight simulation devices. (Additional flight fees apply.)

Other benefits include the opportunity to participate in one of several professional internship programs with locally based airlines. In fact, selected graduates can work as flight instructors at Sporty’s Academy, logging flight time while continuing their education.

For more information on pilot licensing, regulations and medical examinations, visit the Federal Aviation Administration webpage.

For information regarding tuition and fees associated with this program, please see Aviation Financial Considerations.

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UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. Services are available on-campus Monday-Friday from 9-2 or virtually Monday-Thursday 9-8 and Friday 9-4.

Academic Writing Center (AWC) - The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit a paper online for feedback within 48 hours.

Math & Science Support Center (MASS) - The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group study sessions.

Peer Tutoring - Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 200 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.

Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches work with students on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.

Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When students RSVP for a workshop, they will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.

Pre-College Math Tutoring - Pre-College Math Tutoring Services helps students succeed in Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Group study sessions, individual tutoring or email tutoring are available. Information is provided in the course syllabus to help guide students to the study group sessions for that course. Math Learning Resources by math topic that include short instructional videos and worksheets are available on the UC Clermont Learning Commons website.

Preparatory Composition – Students enrolled in UC Clermont Preparatory English (ENGL0099) courses have dedicated support from professional tutors. Information about these services and how to connect with the tutor is included in the course syllabus.

Math for Science Students Workshop – Designed for students enrolled in entry-level biology and chemistry courses, these workshops cover foundational math concepts that students need to success in their science courses. The synchronous online workshops are led by a UC Clermont professional tutor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop repeats each week starting the week before classes begin and continuing through week 3 of the semester.

Math Placement Test Workshop - Offered to prospective and current UC students who want to brush up on their math skills before taking the Math Placement Test. The free synchronous online workshop is led by a UC Clermont professional tutor. The three-week workshop series is offered monthly except in January. It is recommended that students sign up for all three weeks to get the maximum benefit from these workshops.

Partnering with Industry

The Aviation Technology program is proud to partner with leading aviation organizations including airlines and corporate flight departments. These industry alliances provide important guidance toward the career preparedness of graduates.

Partnerships and affiliations offer unique learning experiences for UC aviators and valuable opportunities for future professional aviation employment in the form of internships, co-ops and training.

Current partners include:

  • ABX Air
  • CommutAir
  • Executive Jet Management
  • Kroger
  • PSA Airlines
  • Procter & Gamble

In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and program requirements.
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Meet the college's residency requirement of 20 semester credit hours.
  • File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.

We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination. 

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont by completing the application for change in college and program form. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information,visit the Admissions webpage.

You should plan to start Aviation Technology in the fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for this program starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.

Be sure to allow enough time to complete your FAA medical examination.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Pilot training in the UC Clermont College Aviation Technology Program is provided by Sporty’s Academy, Inc. Sporty’s Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved pilot school, holder of FAA Air Agency Certificate #XSTS103K, headquartered at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 558-8316
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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Program Code: 34ASC-AVTN-AAS