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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Technology


Program Description:

The Aviation Technology program at Hinds Community College includes a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) and two certificates.  The program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of entry level positions in the aviation industry.  Four options are available within the Aviation Technology Program:  Air Traffic Control Technology, Airport Operations Technology, Aviation Security Technology, & Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology.

Positions available include air traffic controller, airport management and operations specialist, airport communications specialist, aviation security specialist, customer services specialist, airline ramp and ticket agents, flight attendants, aircraft dispatch specialists, UAS pilots and operators, mission controllers, UAS tech support, and UAS data analysts.

Campus Location:

Raymond - 601.857.3300

**Completion Award: College Career Certificate in Aviation Technology 15 SH

**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Aviation Technology 30 SH

Technical Certificate

  •  Approved Electives 15 SH*

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Aviation Technology 45 SH

Associate of Applied Science

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Technology 60-62 SH

**Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
  • Assessment - An Assessment Prep review course(s) and Skills Assessment exam(s) are required to graduate from this program.

*Approved Electives:


  • Career Certificate electives can be chosen from any focus area below
  • Technical Certificate electives must be chosen from a specific focus area below

Air Traffic Control Technology:

Airport Operations Technology:

Aviation Security Technology:

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology: