New Academic Articulation Agreement Focuses on Professional Piloting Program

A new articulation agreement between Genesee Community College and Jamestown Community College will enable Genesee students to earn an Associate in Applied Science-Professional Piloting degree from Jamestown Community College. A formal signing ceremony for the Piloting Program Articulation Agreement occurred April 5, 2004 at Genesee Community College. Presidents of both colleges, Dr. Stuart Steiner of Genesee Community College, and Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque of Jamestown Community College (JCC), as well as other interested parties attended the luncheon ceremony.

The articulation agreement guarantees that students who have successfully completed an approved list of general education core requirements at Genesee will have all of those credit hours transferred to JCC where they can earn the 31 credit hours of aviation-related course work. Students enroll in the aviation courses through JCC, and have the option of doing their ground school and flight training at one of three area aviation centers, specifically Bill Law Aviation in Rochester, Prior Aviation in Buffalo, or Ravenaire in Batavia.

JCC's A.A.S.-Professional Piloting degree, approved in 2000 by the State University of New York and the State Education Department, is designed to prepare students to work toward becoming a pilot with options of flying for major or regional airlines, charter businesses, freight, or private individuals or companies. Students complete approximately 250 flight hours and will hold a private pilot license, instrument rating, commercial pilot airplane single-engine land certificate, and certified flight instructor-airplane rating. Students also have the option of earning the multi-engine land and certified flight instructor-instrument ratings.

Jared Adams, of Falconer, NY and the first graduate of JCC's Commercial Piloting program, has already accumulated 1200 flight hours with 135-multi-engine hours. He has been a flight instructor at Dunkirk, NY Aviation and Peachtree Flight Center near Atlanta, Georgia. He expects to earn his Bachelor's degree at Georgia State University in December 2004.

Jared Adams and Chad Fiebelkorn, two of JCC's first piloting students standing before a Cessna 172 airplane at Jamestown Aviation at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown, NY. The attendees of the Commercial Piloting Articulation Agreement.
Jared Adams and Chad Fiebelkorn, two of JCC's first piloting students standing before a Cessna 172 airplane at Jamestown Aviation at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown, NY. The attendees of the Commercial Piloting Articulation Agreement, seated in the front: Dr. Stuart Steiner, President of Genesee Community College, and Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque, President of Jamestown Community College. Standing left to right: Rick Rupprecht, JCC's Aviation Coordinator and Assistant Dean, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology; Michael Stoll, Genesee's Dean of Mathematics, Science and Career Education; Dr. Claudia Moore, Genesee's Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Gary F. Porter, JCC's Dean of Academic Affairs; Michael Bronisz, Chief Flight Instructor at Ravenaire, Batavia; Isabel Morrison, Office Manager, Bill Law Aviation, Rochester; Gary Stevens, Chief Flight Instructor at Prior Aviation, Buffalo; and Bill Law, President of Bill Law Aviation, Rochester.
Presidents of both community colleges sign the Professional Piloting Articulation Agreement.
Presidents of both community colleges, Dr. Stuart Steiner of Genesee Community College and Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque of Jamestown Community College sign the Professional Piloting Articulation Agreement on April 5, 2004 in Batavia, NY.

For enrollment information on the Professional Piloting Program, please contact either college's admission's office.

  • Jamestown Community College: Rick Rupprecht, Aviation Coordinator at 716-665-5220 x 2384.
  • Genesee Community College: 866-CALL-GCC or the Career Office at 585-345-6888
  • Contacts for the regional flight instruction providers are:

  • Gary L. Stevens, Chief Flight Instructor, Prior Aviation Services, Inc., Buffalo Niagara International Airport / 716-633-1000 or go to: http://www.prioraviation.com
  • William Law, President, Bill Law Aviation, Inc., Rochester, NY / 585-328-8830
  • Michael Bronisz, CFII, MEI, with Ravenaire, Genesee County Airport, Batavia, NY / 585-343-7367 or go to: http://www.Ravenaire.com

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