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KCTCS/EKU Aviation Partnerships

To meet the predicted and unprecedented demand for commercial pilots, EKU Aviation is partnering with Kentucky Community and Technical College System facilities (KCTCS) that are co-located with nearby regional airports. These '2+2 agreements' will help EKU prepare even more pilots for the 500,000 openings expected over the next 20 years.

To begin the journey, interested students will simultaneously enroll in the Associates of Arts (AA) degree at one of the KCTCS campuses listed below and into EKU’s onsite aviation flight training. Both segments will lead to the EKU Aerospace Technology (AT) BS degree. To finish their education, these AA/AT students will complete the remaining EKU Aviation upper division courses entirely online. Thus, all AA/AT students will be able to complete all their aviation studies in their home town.

An inclusive list of all EKU/KCTCS partners, the associated articulation agreements, and their proposed student advising guides are listed below. Following the EKU partners below is the recurring 4 semester EKU-only online upper division course schedule.


To date, EKU-A has formal agreements with these KCTCS community colleges.

Ashland Community and Technical College

Professional Flight Program

Hazard - University Center of the Mountains

Professional Flight Program

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Program

Middlesboro/Harlan-Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Professional Flight Program

Owensboro Community and Technical College

Professional Flight Program

Somerset Community and Technical College

Airframe and Power Plant (A&P)


EKU Aerospace Technology (AT) degree completion course schedule

Semester I

  • AVN 150: Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 192: Private Pilot-SEL: Ground OR AVN 161: Private Pilot-SEL: Ground (Part 61)
  • AVN 340: Airport Management OR AVN 330: Human Factors and Crew Resource Management for AT Flight
  • AVN 390: Aviation Administration Decision Making OR AVN 470: National Air Space System for AT Flight

Semester II

  • AVN 325: Aircraft Systems
  • AVN 402: Corporate and Business Aviation
  • AVN 410: Air Traffic Control
  • GEO 315 or AVN 335*: Weather Reporting/Analysis

Semester III

  • AVN 350: Air Transportation
  • AVN 360: Essentials of Aviation Management OR AVN 425: Applied Aerodynamics for AT Flight
  • AVN 370: Techniques: Aviation Supervisors 
  • BIO 301*: Human Physiology

(NOTE: AVN 330, 425, and 470 must be taken by any proflight desiring the 1000-hour R-ATP certificate.)

Semester IV

  • AVN 315 (AVN 150): Aviation Safety Programs
  • AVN 435 (AVN 325): Turbine Aircraft Systems
  • AVN 401 (AVN 350): Airline Management
  • AVN 460: Aviation Legislation
  • AVN 467 Exit exam-degree awarded

Repeat - Except for the three courses with pre-requisites, students may begin with any course sequent and any semester.

  • NOTE: - Courses offered only by department other than Aviation.

2+2 consortium agreement and directions for concurrently enrolled aviation students.

Students must apply for admissions and financial aid at both institutions. Additionally, the consortium agreement linked below must be completed every semester that aviation students are concurrently enrolled at KCTCS and EKU for the Aerospace Technology (AT) concentration. As long as the 2+2 students are concurrently enrolled, EKU will be the “parent” institution and KCTCS will be the “visiting” institution for processing financial aid using this form: http://finaid.eku.edu/sites/finaid.eku.edu/files/consortium_form_with_in...

Quick reference 2+2 EKU contacts:

  1. Office of the Registrar 859-622-2320 Registration@eku.edu
  2. Director of Admissions-Stephanie Whaley @ 859-622-8757 Stephanie.Whaley@eku.edu
  3. Dual Enrollment/Admissions-Lisa Cox @ 859-622-7686 lisa.cox@eku.edu
  4. Director of Student Financial Assistance-Bryan Erslan @ 859-622-1754 bryan.erslan@eku.edu
  5. Director of Aviation-Ralph Gibbs @ 859-622-1014 donald.gibbs@eku.edu

Download the PDF brochure (below): "2+2 Pathway to Master the Skies"

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