Helicopter Pilot Preparation
Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies partnered with North American Helicopter to offer the helicopter pilot preparation program. The program will train you to become a helicopter pilot while you earn your undergraduate degree. As you progress through the program, you will earn your commercial and instrument helicopter licenses.
This 17-credit program is designed for those who have a current FAA-approved helicopter pilot license. If you have not obtained a FAA-approved private license, you’ll begin by taking the two-course private pilot prerequisite courses before entering the program. Students using VA benefits should be aware that the VA will not certify reimbursement for private pilot (1000-level) courses.
Students can take this series of courses paired with any bachelor's degree offered within SLU's School for Professional Studies.
Graduates who pursue the helicopter pilot preparation program leave the program with commercial and instrument helicopter licenses. They can fly as an independent contract aviator, as a commercial pilot or a government employee with the Federal Aviation Administration or the Department of Agriculture.
The helicopter pilot preparation program prepares students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly helicopters.
|AVM 1000||Helicopter Ground I||0-2|
|AVM 1500||Helicopter Flight Operations I +||0-2|
|AVM 2000||Helicopter Ground II||2|
|AVM 3000||Helicopter Ground III||2|
|AVM 4000||Principles of Flight Instruction I||2|
|AVM 4500||Principles of Flight Instruction II||2|
|AVM 2010||Instrument Flight||2|
|AVM 2020||Commercial Flight I +||2|
|AVM 3010||Commercial Flight II +||2|
|AVM 4250||Helicopter Flight Operations V +||2|
|AVM 4750||Helicopter Flight Operations VI +||1|
|+ Flight hours are a required part of the course|
Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.