Prospective Students


fall 2024

Registration into Aviation courses is by petition only. New and returning students are required to complete and submit an Aviation Registration Request Form for the term/s they wish to be enrolled into.

Before you begin filling out the request form:
  • You will be required to sign in using your Mercer County Community College credentials.
  • Your MCCC student ID and MCCC email are needed to complete the form.
  • Given the seat limits, completing the Aviation Registration Request form will not guarantee final enrollment into aviation courses. Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once seats are filled, you will be put on a waitlist.
  • A first or second-class AME certificate is required by the first day of flight classes or if you are planning to utilize VA benefits. You must submit a copy on your first day of class. Please be advised the airlines will require a first-class medical certificate, so you may opt to get a first class medical.
  • If you have a PPL (Private Pilot License), you will be required to email a copy for verification.
  • Students are responsible for registering themselves into general education courses (non-aviation courses) during the registration period. Please reach out to for help with selection and registration.

Seats for Fall Aviation classes for New Students are now filled. Please fill out the Fall Request form to be added to the Waitlist.

Fall Request

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 A.A.S. - Aviation Flight Technology

 A.A.S. - Rotorcraft
Transition Program (RTP)

 A.S. - Aviation Management

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The MCCC Aviation Flight Technology program is the ONLY 2-year AABI accredited Aviation Degree Program in the nation. Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) two-year professional pilot program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and provides flight instruction for the Private and Commercial certificates as well as the Instrument rating in both single and multiengine aircraft.

The MCCC college aviation program is a practical and affordable way for pilot candidates to work towards their restricted ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating which allows students to fast track to the airlines. For students training within a non-college program, the minimum hours for airline employment are 1500 hours. For students completing the MCCC program, the minimum hours for employment at an airline are reduced to 1250. Not only is this a considerable savings of time, it also translates to a huge cost savings!

Students that participate in the Rotorcraft Transition Program concentration will have the opportunity to gain their new fix wing rating while gaining valuable flight time.  This flight time will be important as they continue to work toward their ATP certificate, and future employment at the airlines.

While classroom instruction is given at the West Windsor campus, flight training takes place at our partner  Infinity Flight Group (IFG) located at Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN). Ideally located between New York City and Philadelphia, MCCC students train in some of the busiest airspace in the country. TTN is home to several Fortune 50 corporate flight departments, as well as major airlines, all of which are supported by an award winning air traffic control tower.

Because these programs attract many students using VA benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs requires documentation to prove that the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) is adhering to VA guidelines. Specific certificate hours and curriculum are listed under each training track offered. With our partner, Infinity Flight Group, students are billed specific hours for aircraft, flight and ground instruction. MCCC staff and designated representatives operating under the Part-141 Certificate include the following:

  • Chief Flight Instructor
  • Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
  • Progress Check Pilots
  • Airman Certification Representative

MCCC staff is responsible for maintaining the Part-141 Certificate, as well as training and approving any Flight Instructors hired and contracted by IFG. Those approved Flight Instructors are charged to instruct under the guidance provided by the FAA as it pertains to the approved syllabus for the Part-141 Certificate. Students begin flight within 7 days from the start of each semester while enrolled in at least one flight course along with other required ground instructional courses to achieve their degree. The flight costs are approved by the Board of Trustees and provided in advance to students so they may be financially prepared for the program.

MCCC offers two training tracks:

Aviation Flight Technology
A.A.S. Degree
Aviation Flight Technology A.A.S. Degree with Rotorcraft Transition Program (RTP) concentration
* This track is separate from AABI accreditation.

Scholarships Available for Aviation Students

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Program Accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)

Mercer County Community College

Aviation Flight Technology A.A.S. degree

January 2023

For each AABI-accredited aviation program, institutions MUST accurately publish on the program's public website a report of student achievement data including the following information, updated annually:

Aviation Mission Statement

The mission of the Aviation Flight Technology Program is to produce well educated and informed students who are prepared to successfully transfer to a baccalaureate institution or to continue preparation for a flight career using the knowledge and skill base acquired in their courses at Mercer.

Successful graduates of the program will:

  • Obtain the appropriate ground and flight certificates;
  • Fill related aviation positions requiring specific aviation knowledge with airport service operators located at numerous airports in the United States and possessions.

Program Goals and Objectives:

The Aviation Flight Technology curriculum prepares students to achieve the expected program-level student learning outcomes identified by the degree program. At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to obtain the private and commercial certificates and instrument rating, including aeronautical technical skills and decision-making, while demonstrating safety as their primary focus
  • Analyze the effects of social, political, and economic world events on air transportation and how this may impact the aviation industry and careers in aviation
  • Describe the events in the development of aviation to the present day and evaluate the impact of these events on today’s society
  • Demonstrate effective and correct written and verbal communication
  • Research and present information pertinent to their aviation discipline individually and in teams
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and professional issues associated with the aviation industry, including the importance of becoming a life-long learner in the aviation world