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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

Aviation Program Information Sessions

Please join us to learn more about aviation, flight fees and expenses, or to ask other questions you might have about the Professional Pilot Program or the Aviation Management Program. New, current and prospective students are welcome!

Fall 2021 Information Sessions

NSCC Aviation Information Session - Monday, May 10 - 7:00 pm

Topic: NSCC Aviation Programs -Information Sessions
Time: May 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 889 5681 6163



Next Steps

Achievement and Outcomes

Learner Outcomes

Guided Pathway Sheet

Get in touch

If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 978-762-4048.

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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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