Pre-Aviation, Associate in Science

Program Code: 0211


The sky’s the limit with our pre-aviation pathway. Whether you’re following your dream of flying a plane or helicopter, working in aviation technology or air traffic control, the pre-aviation pathway gets you off the runway. With your associate degree, you can transfer to a four-year college, earn your bachelor’s degree and start a career in the airline industry, military, helicopter news reporting, or aerospace technology.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Aviation. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Please visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AFRO AM 101 Introduction to African-American Studies (HD) 1 3
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 207 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 1,2 5
PHY SCI 118 Introduction to Meteorology 1 4
Semester 2
ECON 201 Principles Of Economics I 1 3
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion 1 5
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Semester 3
ECON 202 Principles Of Economics II 1 3
MATH 208 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 1 5
PHIL 107 Ethics 1 3
PHYSICS 236 Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism 3 5
Semester 4
BIOLOGY 114 General Education Biology 1 4
MATH 209 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 3 5
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 3 3
PHYSICS 237 Engineering Physics III: Heat light and Modern Physics 3 5
 Total Hours62

General Education Requirement


ALEKS-based placement or prerequisite: MATH 140 College Algebra / MATH 141 Plane Trigonometry or MATH 143 Pre Calculus


Pathway Elective

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.