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Due to the reductions in our current class offerings, there are no 'for credit' Aeronautics classes scheduled at this time. The SRJC's Community Education department, however, is currently offering the Private Pilot Ground School class as a non-credit course. It is essentially the same class as the 'for credit' course that we have offered in the past and is taught by the same instructors; the main difference is that there are no college credits earned upon completion.
The SRJC Aeronautics Program is a gateway to the fascinating field of aviation. Students in the program may be interested in becoming commercial pilots or obtaining employment in other aviation-related fields such as aircraft maintenance and air traffic control. Others take classes for business interest, pleasure, or personal achievement. Program graduates have become captains of major airlines, aerial firefighters, decorated instructors, accomplished private pilots, and a wide variety of other flying positions.
The program is designed so that students will acquire the knowledge necessary to become safe and competent pilots, including an in-depth study of aerodynamics, aircraft performance, weather, navigation, and Federal Aviation Regulations. SRJC’s labs have modern PC-based flight simulators where students receive hands-on training to develop flight skills. The department also has a National Weather Service quality weather station. Students may obtain fight instruction at local airports to complete their training for Private, Instrument, Commercial or other advanced pilot certificates. Many students transfer to a four-year college and earn advanced degrees in aeronautical science or related studies.
The program offers courses leading to a certificate in Aeronautics and Aviation. The Aeronautics and Aviation Career Certificate prepares students to work in several aviation occupational areas, including commercial, agricultural, firefighting, and aerial photography.
Santa Rosa Junior College offers the following aeronautics courses:
Aeronautics 50 (Private Pilot Ground School)
Spread your wings with this introductory course to become a pilot. Completion of this class qualifies students to take the FAA written exam for Private Pilot.
Aeronautics 50L (Airplane Pilot Basic Course Lab)
Get hands-on flight simulation with PCATDs and Aero 50 support exercises.
Aeronautics 51 (Instrument Rating Ground School)
The instrument rating is a natural second step for the private and commercial pilot. Completion of this in-depth study of the IFR system qualifies students to take the FAA Instrument written exam.
Aeronautics 51L (Instrument Pilot Rating Course, Lab/Lecture)
The instrument lab course uses up-to-date PCATDs to simulate flight. PCATD exercises develop basic instrument scans, enroute navigation, and instrument approach skills.
Aeronautics 52 (Commercial Pilot Ground School)
For the commercial track pilot or to advance your skills as a private pilot. Focus is on advanced understanding of human factors in aviation, aircraft systems, technologically advance navigation, and high-performance aircraft performance charts.
Aeronautics 52L (Airplane Pilot Advanced Course, Lab/Lecture)
Take this lab to support Aero 52 ground school.
Aeronautics 55 (Aviation Weather)
An in-depth study of the fascinating science of the atmosphere as it relates to pilots. Develop safe go/no-go decision-making skills for flying in and around weather.
Aeronautics 58 (Aircraft Structure)
Understand how aircraft engines work and airframes are constructed. Get to know the responsibilities of owners, pilots, and mechanics for the safe airworthy maintenance of aircraft.
Aeronautics classes scheduled for Spring 2013