Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant County College offers two aviation associate degree paths and one non-credit program. The school offers both day and night classes.
Tarrant County College is an FAA-approved Part 141 pilot school and flight operations are conducted at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW).
Programs offered include:
- Associate of Applied Science
- Professional Pilot
- Aviation Maintenance
- Remote Pilot Certification
The pilot program at Tarrant is competitive and has limited spots available each semester.
Students looking to complete a bachelor’s degree in aviation have the option to transfer credits to participating Texas universities.
The school is part of Region 4 of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.
Tarrant County College’s base tuition is reasonable. Students in an aviation degree path will pay between $3,000 and $4,000 per year, which does not include flight expenses.
On top of base tuition, over the course of two year, students on the fixed-wing track should expect to spend around $65,000 for all flight ratings. Students opting for the helicopter path will spend more at about $133,000 for the full program.
The school offers scholarships to help mitigate the cost of tuition and flight, including:
- Stars of Tomorrow Program
- T3 Last Dollar Scholarship
- Mary I. Gourley Scholarship
Students can also seek outside aviation scholarships.
The school also accepts veteran’s benefits such as the GI Bill.
Fleet and Facilities
The fleet of aircraft at Tarrant County College includes:
- Cessna 152s
- Cessna 172s
- Piper Seminoles
- Robinson R22s
- Robinson R44s
Graduates are eligible for the restricted ATP.
The Bottom Line
Tarrant County College is a community college that focuses on hands-on technical training. The FAA Part 141 flight school gives students the choice of fixed or rotor wing, R-ATP eligibility, and a short two-year program to jumpstart their careers.
- In-State Tuition (Per Year) $3,000
- Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$4,000
- Flight Cost $80,000
- In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$92,000
- Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$96,000
- NIFA (Y/N)Yes
- NIFA Region4