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Careers | Lone Star College-Montgomery adds aviation program to Conroe Center

Lone Star College-Montgomery students will be able pursue a career in the clouds at the campus’s Conroe Center due to a finalized partnership with the U.S. Aviation Academy of Denton.

The LSC professional pilot program will consist of an Associate of Applied Science in professional pilot degree, which is designed to prepare individuals for a career as a commercial pilot, according to a press release. Students will take general education courses and earn private, commercial and flight instruction certifications in addition to instrument and multiengine ratings.

Students will receive classroom and simulator training at LSC-Conroe Center, and flight instruction will be held at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport.

“We are very excited to partner with USAG for flight training,” LSC-Montgomery President Rebecca Riley said. “USAG has an excellent track record of producing skilled, safe professional pilots with successful careers in the aviation industry.

There is currently a shortage of airline pilots in the United States and abroad. The shortage is growing every year, creating an excellent job market for students who earn the AAS degree and continue building flight hours while completing a bachelor’s degree through one of our transfer partners.”


Two year programEnter the workforce quicklyCredits earned in this certificate may be applied to the Professional Pilot Level I Certificate.Full program offered at LSC-MontgomeryProfessional Pilot Departments


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Professional Pilot is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a commercial pilot with FAA certifications of Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor. 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 scheduled in the first semesters of program so a student is prepared for employment as a Certified Flight Instructor while completing the general education requirements for the degree and prepare for further FAA certifications necessary to fly commercial flight operations. The general education requirements provide the foundation for students who want to continue their education to a Bachelor degree.

Students enrolled in the Commercial Pilot or Professional Pilot AAS degree must pay liability insurance during all their semesters of study.  Fees for flight courses are exempt from the Hazelwood Act. All flight courses are subject to FAA rules and regulations (CFR Title 14). Possession of current FAA medical certification is required for all flight courses. Students must meet the requirements of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) (Compliant) 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 course.


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