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Flight Instructor Program

The Associate of Applied Science Flight Instructor Program is currently being offered at four locations: Dodge City, Kansas; Prescott, Arizona, and Scottsdale, Arizona, and Provo, Utah.

The program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for funding through the federal student financial aid programs. The program is available to veterans eligible for the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill, Yellow Ribbon program, and the Montgomery G.I. Bill at the Dodge City, Prescott, and Scottsdale campuses.

Graduates of the Flight Instructor Program can expect to work in an enjoyable and rewarding career with a beginning salary of about $63,000 per year. 

The two-year Associate of Applied Science Flight Instructor Program provides the opportunity to complete Federal Aviation Administration certification as a private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument helicopter pilot, flight instructor pilot and flight instructor instrument pilot. 

Although there are many jobs in various segments of the helicopter pilot industry, most of the current jobs are located in the Gulf of Mexico flying for oil companies in support of exploration and operations.

College Catalog

This catalog contains the curriculum information a student needs in planning his or her studies at Dodge City Community College.  All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a one-year certificate or a two-year degree.  Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program.  As a student, please make sure that you consult your advisor for guidance in planning a program of study.  Students are ultimately responsible for assuring that their academic program meets the requirements for graduation and/or transfer to another degree granting institution.

Contact Information

Anthony Lyons
Vice President of Aerospace Programs and Community/Industry Relations
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Elisha Reyes
Executive Assistant to VP of Aerospace Programs
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Leesa Sneath
Aerospace Coordinator/VA Certifying Official
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Gordon Jiroux
President - Universal Helicopters
2181 Sweginnis Loop, Suite #200
Prescott, Arizona 86301