Aviation Technology (Professional Pilot Training) at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College is a degree program that combines flight training with related on-the-ground skills to prepare students for a career as a commercial pilot. Training in primary, advanced and instrument flight are complemented with college studies to provide students with the certifications and unique skill set to compete as professional aviators.
UC has offered a Professional Pilot training program since 1992. Flight training is conducted at the nearby Clermont County Airport by Sporty’s Academy, Inc., a world-renowned aviation company that has been educating pilots for more than 50 years. Students study all facets of safe, efficient aircraft operation including flight planning, weather evaluation, and modern methods of navigation. Courses in algebra, trigonometry, physics, psychology, economics, and information systems give students the knowledge needed to advance in the industry.
Partnering with Industry
The Aviation Technology Program is proud to partner with an elite group of organizations including airlines and corporate flight departments. Industry alliances provide important guidance towards the career preparedness of graduates. Select industry partners include:
Partnerships and affiliations provide unique learning experiences for UC aviators and valuable opportunities for future professional aviation employment in the form of internships, co-ops and specific career tracks.
Bridge Agreements – CommutAir (United Express) and PSA Airlines (US Airways Express) – offers qualified UC Aviation graduates a guaranteed pilot interview upon meeting minimum experience requirements with these respective organizations.
Student Development Program – program allows select students to participate in a one-week corporate aviation seminar with an industry-leading corporate flight department.
Co-Ops – a variety of Co-Op positions are available through Executive Jet Management (a Net Jets company) in its Flight Operations Center.
Part-time Jobs – UC Aviation also benefits from close relationships with other locally-based aviation organizations that periodically offer part-time employment. Throughout the program, you will be notified of quality aviation job opportunities that may come available.
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