Commercial Flight Degree

Explore Mt. San Antonio College's Commercial Flight Degree!

    • Certificate Overview

      The Commercial Flight curriculum prepares students for careers as aircraft pilots as well as related ground occupations in aviation. Students have the opportunity for optional flight training with commensurate college credit. The pilot license is not required for graduation but it is desirable for career advancement.

      This program prepares students for military and civilian aviation careers through transfer programs to bachelor’s degree aviation curricula throughout the nation. With concurrent flight training, students may achieve the commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating simultaneously with the A.S. degree.

      Apply Now

    • Required Courses
      Required Courses
      • AERO 254 Aircraft Dispatcher Operations (4 units)
      • AERO 258 Multi-Engine Turbine Aircraft Operations (3 units)
    • Salaries
      Get up to date career & salary information on the FAA Dispatcher Program through Career Coach! All data is based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC.
    • Why Mt. SAC?
        • 1Industry Connected Faculty

          Our professors offer real-world, diverse career experience within the aviation industry and are able to connect our students to working professionals for internship and job opportunities during the program and after graduating.

        • 2In Depth Learning with High Quality Equipment

          Our classes combine lecture with hands-on training using the latest flight simulators, air traffic control towers simulator and radar system.

        • 3More Drones

          Students have the opportunity to hands on learning experience with up to 20 types of different drones, ranging from $500-$30,000. These drrones include multi-coptor and fixed winged units. We have seven flyable aircraft that are housed at Brackett Field in La Verne, available for students who are interested in learning to fly. Last year, the program welcomed a new aircraft used for emergency maneuver training, and with this addition, it makes us the only Aeronautics program in California to offer tailwheel training, which allows a pilot to fly in Alaska and other countries. 

        • 4More Robust Programs and Endorsements

          In addition to an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate, we offer a commercial flight degree. As one of the original 12 air traffic control (ATC) college programs in the United States, and we are one of only two schools in California with ATC. We’ve partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration since 1997 to prepare students, under the training of professional air traffic controllers, in this field.

        • 5Award Winning Student Clubs

          Students continue to learn outside of the classroom by getting involved in our award-winning student organizations, including our nationally-recognized championship Flying Team, active student chapter of Women in Aviation International (19 percent of our graduating students are female, compared to the national average of 6 percent) and the Student Air Traffic Controllers Association (SATCA). Not only do these organizations offer exceptional professional experience, but they also allow our students to apply for scholarships and connect with our industry expert alumni. 

    • Tuition & Fees
      The estimated tuition costs are based on the college’s current tuition rates of $46/unit for in- state students and $288/unit + $46/unit enrollment fee for out-of-state/non- resident students.
      Residents* $552
      Non Residents* $3,502

      *Please noteThe estimation above is only for enrollment tuition and does not include school fees. For more information on Tuition & Fees, please see Admission Fees.

    • Scholarship
      The Aeronautics Program awards over $20,000 in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities through our scholarships website.
    • Contact Us for More Info
      For more information, please contact:

      Linda Rogus, Co-Department Chair | 

      Robert Rogus, Co-Department Chair | 

      Apply Now

Take the Next Step!