Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute


Training toward a pilot certificate is done in two (2) steps.

Program Description

  • Private Pilot Ground School
    • Private Pilot Ground School will complete Step 1 of this process and cover all aeronautical knowledge items required of a Private pilot. This course will cover the basic knowledge required of a private pilot to pass the Private Pilot Airplane written exam, and will prepare you for your flight training in an actual aircraft with a flight instructor.

Pilot looking at the camera

This course is a study of:

  • Aerospace history
  • Computer and wind triangles
  • Instruments
  • Navigation
  • Preflight planning
  • Radio communications
  • Regulations
  • Weather
  • The aviation field and procedures necessary to become a safe private pilot

Program Contacts:

These Courses are Temporarily Inactive

  • Hands-on Flight Training
    (CCC&TI does NOT offer this training)
    • Step 2 is receiving the hands-on flight training to gain proficiency in the piloting skills required of a Private pilot. These skills are then tested by an examiner in the airplane (the practical test) and your pilot certificate is issued. You will need to attend flight school or learn from an independent instructor for this step.
      CCC&TI does not offer these options.

  • Instrument Rating
    • Instrument Rating is the next logical step for pilots looking to expand the flight territory in which they can safely operate. This course is designed to teach pilots to operate aircraft in low-visibility environments, such as heavy cloud cover or heavy rain. The subjects taught in the course provide pilots the knowledge to rely solely on instruments to navigate the aircraft in situations where they cannot rely on visual instincts. The certification itself is supplementary to the Private Pilot or Commercial licenses, and qualifies the pilot to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). This course is designed to advance the Private Pilot student to an instrument rating status. It includes classroom work only.

Career Information

Average Salary

The average salary for an Airline Pilot is about $36.00-$68.00 per hour in North Carolina, while recreational flyers do not get paid.

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.


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