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Airplane Engine
Pilots in Aircraft
Airplane Wing
Airplane and Red Carpet
Aircraft in Hangar
Pilot in Light Aircraft
Aircraft Maintenance

One year, 3 hours per day 

Located at JELCC

Course Information:

Are you interested in airplanes, the aviation field, or want to be a pilot someday? In the Aviation program you will be introduced to aviation technology, weather services, air traffic control, and operations. Students will be provided with a broad-based introduction to the field of aviation. Course activities include: familiarization with aviation technology; a historic overview of the field of aviation; exploration of the current aviation environment and careers and employment opportunities in the field. Topics are focused on aircraft manufacturing, airline operations, general aviation, air-freight, airport management, and government service. Additional topics covered include: aviation safety, human factors, regulations, and certification. This course is designed to enhance the students’ knowledge of the pertinent areas of aircraft basic science that comprise the scientific fundamentals applied in all areas of the aviation industry.

Dual Credit Offered*(Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (17 credits)

• AVIT 111 Intro to Aviation Technology (2 cr)  • AVIT 120 Private Pilot Theory (6 cr) • AVIT 138 Aviation Weather Services (3 cr) 

• AVIT 208 Air Traffic Control (3 cr) • AVIT 135 Aviation Safety Management Systems (3 cr) 

*Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

FAA Private Pilot (written) Exam

Job Opportunities:

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Airline Pilots  Airport Management • Aviation Technology

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at


See your high school counselor for more information or to enroll!


Ehren Samples


Mr. Morton is an Adjunct Professor of Aviation at Ivy Tech College. He is both an FAA Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument ratings. He has been flying and teaching for 30 years and has over 2,500 flight hours. He has served as Chief Flight Instructor at the Indianapolis Regional Airport flight school and served for fifteen years on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Although he teaches prospective Commercial Pilots and future Flight Instructors, his passion is teaching new student pilots how to fly safely. He has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Ball State and an MBA in Information Systems Management from the IU Kelley business School.

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