Train to become a professional pilot and watch your career take flight

NSCC’s Aviation Science Professional Pilot program prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. It begins at the private pilot level, and prior experience is not required for admission. Students with previously earned FAA flight certificates and ratings may receive academic credit through advanced standing. The program combines classroom instruction and flight training in both aircraft and an FAA-approved ground simulator (Advanced Aviation Training Device). NSCC requires all students to obtain a minimum of an FAA Second Class Medical Certificate prior to acceptance in the program.

 Job opportunities as professional pilots include employment with:

  • Regional and commercial airlines
  • Corporate and general aviation
  • Government agencies such as the military and the FAA


Tuition, fees and program costs

Total costs for flight training are approximately $41,890. See a full breakdown of flight training fees




Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes.


Projected job growth in Boston area. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts industry-wide sustained growth 2013-2033.


2016 Boston-area Median Wage

Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

Guided Pathway Sheet

Get in touch

For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 978-762-4048

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

North Shore Community College maintains the FAA Air Agency Certificate LQ8S303Q for a Part 141 Pilot School. This includes a Private Pilot Ground School course which is conducted under FAR Part 141. All flight instruction is required to be conducted by an appropriately rated FAA-certified flight instructor at the NSCC-approved flight training facility, Beverly Flight Center, and is conducted under FAR part 141.

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