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Aviation Programs

Tour of cockpit of an airplane.

Atlantic Cape graduate Peter Wagner '20 (on right) gets a walkthrough of the Embraer 170 cockpit. Wagner graduated with a degree in Aviation Studies and is currently in the flight training program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he is studying Aeronautical Science. (photograph courtesy of Embry‑Riddle/David Massey)

Atlantic Cape's Aviation Program, along with our highly-trained professional instructors, can provide you with the skills necessary towards pursuing a career in this in-demand industry.

Our programs are specially designed to give you the hands-on training and technical knowlege to pursue a career in airport management, aviation business administration, air traffic control, air transportation management and airplane or helicopter pilot.

Exciting degree options

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Air Traffic Control

With this in-demand and fast-paced career, you will learn to manage airport traffic, assist pilots with takeoffs and landings, and monitor aircraft safety in the skies.

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Air Traffic Control

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Aviation Studies

For students eyeing a career in airport management, air traffic control, aviation business administration and more.

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Aviation Studies

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Professional Pilot

Prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with instrument rating.

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Helicopter Pilot

Gives students the skills and knowledge to earn a commercial pilot certificate. Learn aeronautical decision-making, flight safety and flying techniques.

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Helicopter Pilot


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Register today for aviation classes

Spring classes are enrolling now. If you’re new to Atlantic Cape, apply today. It’s free and easy, and your acceptance is guaranteed. If you’re a current student, visit the registration page for information and to view available courses.

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Our Students Can Fly

Aviation Studies
Andrew Rock standing in front of a single engine prop airplane.
As a dual-enrollment high school student, Andrew Rock completed his associate’s degree while attending the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Andrew began his college journey at 14 years of age and since then has held himself to a higher standard, excelled at all challenges and celebrates his achievements while using failure as motivation. Andrew recently enrolled at Atlantic Cape to study for his pilot's license. Andrew Rock Associate in Science, Aviation Studies

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available

We encourage everyone to apply for financial aid – it’s free to do so and could save you money. Please fill out the FAFSA application and fill out the state aid section as well. Our school code is 002596. Scholarships are not just based on academic performance. New students will automatically be considered for scholarships.


For additional program information, please contact Aviation Operations Chair, Tim Cwik or Aviation Program Assistant, Barbara Clark.