A.S. Degree Helicopter

The Career program can be completed in as little as 4 semesters (roughly 24 months) and provides graduates with the best opportunity for future success.  All graduates of the program will meet all Federal Aviation Administration training requirements that prepare students for the following FAA pilot certificate(s):

  • Private Pilot – Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Instrument Pilot – Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • (Qualified Students): Instrument Flight Instructor – Rotorcraft Helicopter

Refer to the College of the Sequoias general catalog for more information about the degree completion requirements. 

NOTE: Inexperienced graduates are not typically hired after completion of the program in most industry segments, except for the position of flight instructor.As such, this program qualifies candidates to immediately perform the duties of flight instructor –rotorcraft helicopter upon completion.

To achieve the associate of science degree, students must complete both the Area of Emphasis Requirements and the General Education requirements listed below:

Courses:

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Area of Emphasis Requirements Units
AERO 210 Private Pilot License Training 7

AERO 211 Basic Commercial Pilot Training 3

AERO 212 Basic Instrument Pilot Training 2

AERO 213 Advanced Instrument Training 4

AERO 214 Advanced Commercial Pilot Training 2
AERO 215 Flight Instructor Training 6

Total Area of Emphasis Requirements 24

General Education Requirements

AREA A1.  Written Communication: (4 Units minimum; grade of "C" or better required)
    
     ENGL 1

AREA A2.  Oral Communication/Analytical Thinking: (3 units min.; grade of "C" or better required)

     AJ 25, BUS 20, #112*, 119, COMM 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, #112, COMP 5, 6, ENGL 2, JOUR 7, MATH 10, 21, 70, 75, 154, PHIL 20, 25, SSCI 25

*BUS 112 same as COMM 112

AREA B.  Natural Science: (3 units minimum; grade of "C" or better required)
   
     AG 2, 3, 4, ANTH 11, ASTR 10, BIOL 1, 20, 21, 22, 25, 30, 31, 40, CHEM 1, 20, 25, 30, GEOG 1, GEOL 1, 4, 12, MET 1, NUTR 18, PHYS 5, 20, PLSI 1, PSCI 20
 
AREA C.  Humanities: (3 units minimum; grade of "C" or better required)

     AJ 123, ARCH 10, 20, 70, 71, ART 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, ASL 1, 2, 3, 4, BUS 185, CINA 31, 32, DRAM 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, ENGL 4, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19, 30, 31, 44, 45, 46, ETHN 1, 2, 3, 4, FREN 1, 2, 3, 4, HIST 25, LING 111, MUS 1, 10, 11, 13, 14, OH 111, PHIL 1, 5, 12, 13, 14, PORT 1, 2, SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 22, 23

AREA D.  Social/Behavioral Science:  (3 units minimum, grade of "C" or better required)

This AREA is satisfied with one of the following courses used to meet the American Institutions Subject Requirement:  HIST 17, 18, POLS 5

Exemptions for High Unit Transfer Majors: 

Students who have met the minimum admissions requirements for transferring to a UC or CSU campus in a major, such as Science or Engineering, where completion of the CSU GE or IGETC is not recommended, due to excessive units, will be granted an Associate degree (Transfer Studies, Engineering, Math, Science, etc.) with the completion of the COS Associate Degree General Education requirements instead of the CSU GE or IGETC.  The PE (section 4A), and HW (section 4B) subject requirements, and the Information Competency (section 5C) requirement will be waived and the additional 3 units required per Title 5 will be met with numerous additional science and match courses required for these majors.

2013-14 College of the Sequoias Requirements for Associate of Science Degrees:

1.  Units, Residency, and Scholarship Requirements:  A minimum of 60 units of college-level courses numbered 1-299, at least 15 of which must be taken in residence at the College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average.  These 60 unites include general education, major, and elective courses.

2.  Major Requirements:  Completion of all courses required for the desired major with grade of "C" or better in each course (for specifics see the "AA/AS Degree" section of the College of the Sequoias General Catalog).

3.  General Education Requirements:  A minimum of 16 units of general education, including at least 3 units from each of the 5 areas listed above with a grade of "C" or better.  The additional 3 units required by Title 5 will be met with the HW subject requirement.  Note: completion of the CSU GE or IGETC transfer general education requirements or general education requirements at any regionally accredited university will fulfill the COS general education, subject, and competency requirements.

4.  Subject Requirements - (6 additional unitis):

A.  Two units of Dance, Intercollegiate Athletics, or Physical Education activity courses with a grade of "C" or better.  Exemptions will be granted for veterans with an approved DD214, students who have completed a police or fire academy, and students with medical exemptions from qualified doctors.

B.  Three units of Health and Wellness:  Completion of HW 1 or 7 or an equivalent college course at a regionally accredited college with a grade of "C" or better.  Exemptions will be granted to veterans with an approved DD214; the four units granted by the college for the approved DD214 will be used to meet the minimum units required by Title 5.  

C.  Three units of American Institutions:  Completion of HIST 17, 18, POLS 5, or an equivalent course at an accredited college with a grade of "C" or better (the units necessary to meet this requirement are counted in GE AREA D).
 
5.  Competency Requirements:  Students must establish competency in each of the following areas:

A.  Writing and Reading:
ENGL 1 or an equivalent course at a regionally accredited college with a grade of "C" or better.

B.  Mathematics:

1.  Math 230, or 245 or a more advanced math course at COS, or an equivalent course at a regionally accredited college with a grade of "C" or better; or

2.  Eligibility for MATH 10, 21, 70, 154, BUS 20, 119 based on COS Placement Procedures.  Eligibility based on Assessment and Placement Testing must be established on students' initial placement (retesting not permitted).  Students with a substandard grade in MATH 230 or 245 or a more advanced math course at COS, or an equivalent course at a regionally accredited college may not use this option, unless the eligibility was established before enrollment in the course in which the substandard graded was earned.


C.  Information Competency:

1.  LIBR 101, 102, or 103, or an equivalent college course at a regionally accredited college with a grade of "C" or better; or

2.  Pass Information Competency Exam with a successful score of 75% or better.  Students will be allowed two attempts.  If the exam is not passed after two attempts students will be required to complete one of the LIBR courses listed above.

Recommended Degree Sequence:

To allow students an opportunity to integrate general education courses necessary to complete the associate degree program, Aero courses will be offered over three semesters.  The courses will still be offered in two cohorts (Fall & Spring) but we are increasing emphasis on the first semester to achieve general education requirements.   The sequence below is only SUGGESTED at this time, but Engl 251 and Math requirements are strongly suggested. 


Fall Cohort

 

Spring Cohort

1st Term:  Fall

 

 

1st Term:  Spring

 

General Education

14 Units

 

General Education

14 Units

Total:

14 Units

 

Total:

14 Units

2nd Term:  Spring

 

 

2nd Term:  Fall

 

General Education

4 Units

 

General Education

4 Units

Aero 210 Private Pilot        

7 Units

 

Aero 210 Private Pilot        

7 Units

Aero 211 Basic Commercial        

3 Units

 

Aero 211 Basic Commercial        

3 Units

Total:

14 Units

 

Total:

14 Units

3rd Term:  Summer

 

 

3rd Term:  Spring

 

General Education

6 Units

 

Aero 212 Basic Instrument

2 Units

 

 

 

Aero 213 Advanced Instrument

4 Units

Total:

6 Units

 

Aero 214 Advanced Commercial

2 Units

4th Term:  Fall

 

 

General Education

4 Units

General Education

4 Units

 

Total:

12 Units

Aero 212 Basic Instrument

2 Units

 

4th Term:  Summer

 

Aero 213 Advanced Instrument

4 Units

 

Aero 215  Flight Instructor

6 Units

Aero 214 Advanced Commercial

2 Units

 

 

 

Total:

12 Units

 

Total:

6 Units

5th Term Spring

 

 

5th Term Fall

 

Aero 215  Flight Instructor

6 Units

 

Genera Education Units

14 Units

General Education Units

8 Units

 

Total:

14 Units

Total:

14 Units

 

Total Degree:

60 Units

Total Degree:

60 Units

 

 

 

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