This Pilot Training Program prepares men and women of all ages to enter the exciting field of commercial aviation. A comprehensive selection of ground classes and flight labs prepare pilot training students to pass Federal Aviation Administration private pilot, instrument rating, and commercial pilot knowledge and practical examinations. Ground training is conducted at the main campus. Flight training is conducted from our Whiteman Airport Facility located in Pacoima utilizing college-owned aircraft. Collectively, the pilot training faculty have logged over 40,000 hours of flight time. Faculty members have real-world experience in such diverse positions as a commercial airline pilot, corporate pilot, police helicopter pilot, Alaskan bush pilot, and Los Angeles traffic watch pilot. In addition to preparing students for commercial pilot positions, the program is also appropriate for those students wishing to become private pilots or earn an instrument rating.
Federal Aviation Certified Instructors
Highly qualified faculty with diverse pilot experiences
Very cost-effective pilot training option
Multi-media ground program supplemented with PowerPoint graphics and interesting films
Flight simulator available on-campus
In order to offset the operating costs of training aircraft, reasonable lab fees are assessed. Please call for current lab fees. Despite the assessment of these lab fees, we are confident that you will find the Glendale College Pilot Training Program to be the most cost-effective pilot training option in the Southern California area. We look forward to flying with you in the near future!
Semester system (16 weeks).
Fall Semester begins at the end of August.
Spring Semester begins mid-February.
Summer Session (mid-June to mid-August.); along with a short-term Winter Session of six weeks in early January.
New International students applying directly from overseas can only apply for the Fall or Spring Semesters. The short-term Sessions offer limited class scheduling for "new" students and are best designed for "continuing students."
High School transcripts and Diploma; minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point average, if transferring directly from a U.S.-based College or University. TOEFL score minimum 45 on iBT, or IELTS 'band score' of 4.5 minimum – if English is not your first language of instruction. Also, Affidavit of Support Form & Bank Statement, and one-page personal essay. "Conditional Admission" is available for students without TOEFL or IELTS, and transferring-in from a Language School program.
Application Deadlines (for overseas Applicants)
July 1 for Fall Semester;
December 1 for Spring Semester;
[May 15th for “Summer Session” -- Summer only for students "transferring" inside the U.S. with a current and valid Form I-20.]
Deadlines may be flexible; please contact the International Student Office for details.
Tuition & Fees/Living Expenses
Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2020-21): $7,581 USD (full-time; two semesters).
Estimated off-campus living expenses: $13,000 USD.
Total costs for bank statement = $22,965 USD.
Note: above costs are subject to periodic/annual changes. [Please plan your budget accordingly].
Tuition/Fees are paid per Semester upon registration.
"Tuition Advanced Deposit" is not required.
The College offers a tuition payment plan each semester.