UC Clermont

Aviation Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Why study Aviation Technology?

Aviation Technology combines pilot training with the on-the-ground skills you need to prepare for a career as a commercial pilot. In addition to flying passenger aircraft for major and commuter airlines, pilots also helm cargo jets, corporate jets and charter services. Others fly pipeline and powerline aerial inspection, do aerial photography and conduct sight-seeing flights. Some pilots participate in firefighting, rescue searches and law enforcement, while others become flight instructors.

Being a pilot requires strict attention to safety, management of crew resources, knowledge of weather and navigation, and intimate knowledge of the aircraft and the mechanics of flight. Aviation Technology insures you learn these skills along with your flight training.

Pilot training in the UC Clermont College Aviation Technology Program is provided by Sporty’s Academy, Inc. Sporty’s Academy is the educational division of the highly acclaimed Sporty’s Pilot Shop — the world’s largest provider of aviation educational resources and pilot supplies. Sporty’s Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved pilot school, holder of FAA Air Agency Certificate #XSTS103K, headquartered at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio, less than a mile from the UC Clermont campus.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination.

You must be able to make quick decisions and accurate judgments under pressure. You must be able to maintain a high level of alertness while working irregular work schedules and spending time away from home. You must be physically fit, have excellent eyesight and be able to pass the required FAA physicals. You must also be organized and detail oriented.

Watch our YouTube video to learn more about careers and training in aviation.

You can look forward to employment as a pilot in many specialized areas. Opportunities include the following:

  • airline pilot
  • corporate pilot
  • charter pilot
  • military
  • law enforcement
  • aviation management
  • flight instructor
  • airport manager
  • airline dispatcher

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu. Call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is on 91 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

As an aviation student, you will be part of a group of dedicated students who receive individualized attention on the ground and in the air. You will receive specialized flight instruction using an advanced simulator with visual display and learn from the highly rated aviation staff at Sporty’s Academy, the acclaimed education affiliate of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, the world’s largest provider of aviation educational material.

Your actual flight time will be logged in a fleet of modern, well-maintained aircraft including the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 182 Skylane, multi-engine Piper Aztec and several advanced flight simulation devices. (Additional flight fees apply.)

Other benefits include the opportunity to participate in one of several professional internship programs with locally based airlines. In fact, selected graduates can work as flight instructors at Sporty’s Academy, logging flight time while continuing their education.

For more information on pilot licensing, regulations and medical examinations, visit the Federal Aviation Administration webpage.

For information regarding tuition and fees associated with this program, please see Aviation Financial Considerations.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

Partnering with Industry

The Aviation Technology program is proud to partner with leading aviation organizations including airlines and corporate flight departments. These industry alliances provide important guidance toward the career preparedness of graduates.

Partnerships and affiliations offer unique learning experiences for UC aviators and valuable opportunities for future professional aviation employment in the form of internships, co-ops and training.

Current partners include:

  • ABX Air
  • CommutAir
  • Executive Jet Management
  • Kroger
  • PSA Airlines
  • Procter & Gamble

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination. 

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont by completing the application for change in college and program form. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

To be accepted into the aviation program, you must pass an FAA medical examination.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

You should plan to start Aviation Technology in the fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for this program starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.

Be sure to allow enough time to complete your FAA medical examination.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Pilot training in the UC Clermont College Aviation Technology Program is provided by Sporty’s Academy, Inc. Sporty’s Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved pilot school, holder of FAA Air Agency Certificate #XSTS103K, headquartered at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319