Aviation Collegiate Programs
Lone Star College, Conroe, Texas
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Professional Pilot is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a professional pilot by earning the Private, Commercial, and Flight Instructor (CFI and CFII) Certificates along with the Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. The degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of a common core of general education courses and a preset selection of aviation classes closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation industry. The curriculum is sequenced with FAA ground and flight classes so a student is prepared for employment as a Certified Flight Instructor while completing the general education requirements for the degree. The general education requirements provide the foundation for students who want to continue their education to a Bachelor degree.
The Commercial Pilot certificate is designed for degreed students who want to take the first step toward a career in Aviation. Certificate Program students may choose to apply credits earned in the Commercial Pilot Certificate to the Professional Pilot Associate of Applied Science degree. The level 1 certificate includes the course work and flight training needed to prepare for FAA check rides in Private and Commercial Certificates along with the Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings.
Fees for flight courses are exempt from the Hazelwood Act. (Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 15, Chapter 461, Subchapter A, Rule 461.30) All flight courses are subject to FAA rules and regulations (CFR Title 14). Possession of current FAA Class II Medical Certificate is required for all flight courses. Students must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) to enroll in program. Student must attend mandatory, scheduled information and orientations session prior to enrollment and must be approved by department representatives to register in any AIRP and AVIM courses.
Pre-enrollment to Do List
A thorough investigation of a flying career is a necessary step prior to enrollment. Additionally, there are some steps to complete prior to starting pilot training. Please use the following checklist to prepare for enrollment in pilot training classes.
- Attend an LSC Professional Pilot information session.
- Apply for admission to Lone Star College.
- Show college-level readiness in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
- Get a class II medical certificate from an FAA medical examiner. To find one click Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
- Show proof of U.S. citizenship. (Students who are not US citizens must qualify for the FAA alien flight student program.)
- Arrange your finances so you have ready access to pay the flight class fees. • Complete a FAFSA application. • Review scholarship opportunities. Start by looking at ALPA.org , AOPA.org, NBAA.org,EAA.org, UAA.org, WAI.org (Women in Aviation), OBAP.org (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals). Approval requests for VA assistance are in progress.
Following participation in an information session, prospective students will be asked to schedule a Professional Pilot advising session with the Program Director.
During the Professional Pilot advising session, steps will be taken to determine that the student is college and financially eligible. The student will be asked to take an aviation-oriented written exam to help evaluate general knowledge and interest. The student will be asked to bring the following to the scheduled review session:
- Provide either a color copy of a valid U.S. passport, or a government issued birth certificate along with a government issued I.D. (ref FAR 1552).
- An unofficial copy of any applicable high school/college transcripts
- A copy of any college-readiness placement scores (TSI, ACT, SAT)
- A copy of a filed FAFSA form (if seeking financial aid)
- A copy of the control number from the MedXpress website indicating an application has been made for a Class II or better FAA medical exam
- A copy of the FTN number from the IACRA website indicating an application has been made for an FAA Student Pilot License
- Provide a copy of any FAA Certificates along with the last (3) pages of the pilot’s logbook from any previous training.
- For more information email: LSC-ProPilot@lonestar.edu
The student should be prepared to sign a Student Enrollment Intent Card; an Informed Consent Liability form; a Statement of Student Responsibility; and a Statement of Student Financial Responsibility form. When all required details from the enrollment advising session are taken care of and the student file is complete, the student will attend a program orientation during which they will be approved to register for courses. Upon registration the student will need to fund their aviation account with an initial $3000 deposit. This is a separate account from the regular academic account that funds tuition, fees, and books. Part of the registration will include placing students into cohort groups which will start with the program in the fall, spring and summer terms. Each cohort group will include 25-32 full-time students who will progress through a block of 4-5 classes in the fall and spring terms with an additional classes in the summer terms. Classes will be offered in the day. There will not be a night or part time cohort at the program initiation. However, a portion of flight training will be conducted at night to meet FAA experience requirements.
Information Sessions Reservations
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Make Your Reservation
To make your reservation call the Lone Star College – Conroe Center front desk at 936-521-4571. You must have been recorded as attending an information session to be allowed to book for an advising session. You will need to arrive at the Conroe Center at least an hour before your scheduled advising in order to take the aviation aptitude written assessment.
Lone Star College – Conroe Center
777 Conroe Park North Drive
Conroe, TX 77303