Professional Pilot Training at UC is an associate degree program that combines flight training with related classroom instruction to prepare students for a career as a professional pilot. Students are provided with a variety of choices to continue their studies in a baccalaureate program through UC and other academic institutions.
By the numbers:
- 763,000 – Total number of pilots that will be needed over the next 20 years globally (Boeing)
- $160,970 – median annual wage for airline pilots (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- 100% – Portion of Sporty’s airline industry partners recruiting pilots
As part of the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College offers the prestige of a major university and its broad array of resources and activities plus the advantage of a small campus community. Clermont College has a strong commitment to supporting student success through small classes, individualized attention, academic support services, career counseling, and job search assistance.
Upon completion of the two-year, associate degree program, aviation students have a unique opportunity to continue their academic studies in one of several baccalaureate tracks while continuing to build aviation experience as flight instructors. Areas of study include business administration, applied administration, and aeronautical science. Qualified individuals have the opportunity to gain nearly 800 hours of total flying experience upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. This experience and diverse skillset allows UC Clermont Aviation Technology graduates to excel in a variety of aviation fields including professional pilot.
The quality of training provided by the program also offers students the R-ATP qualification administered by the FAA, allowing graduates to be employed as airline pilots at a reduced experience level.