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Aeronautics and Aviation Certificate Earth & Space Sciences Total Units: 18
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Summer 2007


The Aeronautics and Aviation Certificate of Achievement prepares students to work in several aviation occupational areas, including commercial, agricultural, and photogrammetry.

Aircraft pilots work in several occupational areas: commercial, agricultural, and photogrammetry.

Commercial pilot replacement openings will occur as pilots hired during the expansion of the 1960's reach retirement age. Growing population and income are expected to stimulate the demand for air travel. The majority of Agricultural Pilots are 48 years of age or older and more opportunities will open as they retire. Satellites have actually increased the demand for aerial photography, making a slight increase in the opportunities for Photogrammetry Pilots.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Aeronautics and Aviation Certificate program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Aeronautics and Aviation Requirements

Aeronautics and Aviation Requirements - complete 18.00 units
AERO 50 Airplane Pilot Basic Course3.00
AERO 50L Airplane Pilot Basic Course Lab2.00
AERO 51 Instrument/Pilot Ground School3.00
AERO 51L Instrument Pilot Rating Course, Lab/Lecture2.00
AERO 52 Airplane Pilot Advanced Course3.00
AERO 52L Airplane Pilot Advanced Course, Lab/Lecture2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AERO 55 Aviation Weather3.00
METRO 10 Introduction to Meteorology3.00

Term Effective: Summer 2007

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Aeronautical and Aviation Technology - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


For the Aeronautics and Aviation Career Certificate, AERO 50 and 50L, 51 and 51L, 52 and 52L theory and lab courses should be taken concurrently.

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