Commercial Pilot

The Commercial Pilot Program at South Texas College is scheduled to Take Off in Fall 2023.

South Texas College will be offering a career pathway to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certification, for individuals who have completed their Private Pilot Certification.

Tuition Cost: Contact us for more information on the cost of the program.

Stackable Credentials: To become a commercial pilot, a student must attain three certifications: private pilot, instrument and commercial pilot. The certifications are stackable and must be taken in order.

Eligibility: Individuals seeking to enroll in STC’s Commercial Pilot Program will be required to have a private pilot certification.

Private Pilot


The Private Pilot Certification is required before enrolling in STC certifications.


Total Hours - 170

  • Ground Instruction - 60
  • Flight - 70
  • Simulator - 30
  • Test Preparation - 10

Commercial Pilot Certification

Total Hours - 205

  • Ground Instruction - 60
  • Flight - 85
  • Simulator - 50
  • Test Preparation - 10

Why Choose STC?

With over 20 years in helping people find new careers or learn new career skills, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands with South Texas College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Financial Support Available

Many of our students are eligible for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG). This grant supports students (including residents, nonresidents and foreign students) who demonstrate a financial need. Learn More.

  • Avoid long-term debt by making the affordable choice.

  • High quality instruction with expert staff.

  • Online and in-person classes available.

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