Professional Pilot

Our professional pilot program can prepare you to become a pilot for a regional or major airline.

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Our next program info session for Professional Pilot is April 8 at 3 p.m. in the South Hill Campus. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start our professional pilot program any quarter.

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How Much It Costs

Professional Pilot Degree: $10,723

Commercial Pilot Certificate: $5,766

Flight Instructor Certificate: $1,299

Instrument Pilot Certificate: $2,538

Private Pilot Certificate: $2,538

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

The length for degrees and certificates in the pilot program varies, depending on how long the student needs to fulfill the requirements.

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as commercial pilots. In Washington, median pay for commercial pilots is $68,600 per year.

Career pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

What You'll Learn

  • How to conduct appropriate preflight preparation that assesses current and forecast weather, predicted aircraft performance, loading and navigational requirements.
  • How to plan cross country flights in the national airspace system.
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems and instruments.

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