The Associate of Science in Professional Aeronautics program at Herzing University can be your first step toward an exciting career as a commercial pilot.
Pilots do more than just transport passengers and cargo. They dust crops, spread seed for reforestation, test aircraft, direct firefighting efforts, track criminals, and monitor traffic as well as rescue and evacuate injured people. They also have non-flying responsibilities that include:
To be licensed to fly by the FAA requires a minimum of 250 hours of flying. To build up their flying hours while earning money, many beginning pilots start out as flight instructors (after getting the Flight Instructor Certification). They teach in classrooms using simulators and in dual-controlled planes and helicopters. Some may be specially trained as examiners or check pilots who fly with other pilots or applicants to judge their capabilities.
Although flying does not involve much physical effort, the mental stress of being responsible for a safe flight, regardless of the weather, can be tiring. Most pilots have variable work schedules, working several days on, then several days off. Airlines operate flights at all hours of the day and night, so work schedules often are irregular.
The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students in this cohort. The reporting period used to obtain this data is 7/1/2011-6/30/2012. The term "cohort" refers to the group of students with data in this specified reporting period. "No Information Available" when referring to the "Number of Graduates" means that no students graduated from the specified program within the specified reporting period. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, on-time completion data was not disclosed for that program and these areas are noted with "No Information Available". For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2013Disclosures-Methodology.pdf  .
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Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Professional Aeronautics at the Akron Campus of Herzing University will complete the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rating certifications:
Students who complete the Associate of Science in Professional Aeronautics at the New Orleans Campus of Herzing University will complete the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rating certifications: