Aviation Technology


Our Aviation Technology program at Hinds Community College includes a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) and two certificates. It will prepare you for a wide range of entry-level positions in the aviation industry.

Whether you’ve already got your foot in the door of the aviation industry, or you’re only getting started, this is the program for you. The education and experience you’ll receive will last a lifetime and will widen your options as your career moves forward. You can choose to earn your Career Certificate, Technical Certificate, or graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Positions available include airport management and operations specialist, airport communications specialist, aviation security specialist, customer services specialist, airline ramp and ticket agents, aircraft dispatch specialists, UAS pilots and operators, mission controllers, UAS tech support, and UAS data analysts.

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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • College Career Certificate
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Private Pilot Ground I 3
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Part 107 3
Applied Meteorology 3
Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems – UAS 3
UAS Intermediate Flight Skill Development 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
Introduction to Aviation 3
Aviation Systems 3
Private Pilot Ground I 3
Airport Management and Operations 3
Aviation Security 3
Applied Meteorology 3
Approved Electives (see college catalog) 12
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Approved Electives (see college catalog) 15
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


Beth Robbins
Aviation Student Navigator
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