Dean International
Flight School

College Degree Program

Professional Pilot Technology Program

Dean International is the official flight training provider for Miami Dade College’s "Professional Pilot Technology Program". This combined program allows you to obtain your Commercial Multi-Engine pilot license, Flight Instructor certificate, and an Associate’s Degree in Aviation with an Air Traffic Control option.

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Benefits of the Program:

  1. Develop comprehensive knowledge and practical skills through MDC’s rigorous academic programs
  2. Complete your flight training quickly with Dean International’s large aircraft fleet of 35 airplanes and 25+ instructors
  3. Gain access to modern facilities and flight simulators at Dean International and MDC’s EIG- Watson School of Aviation
  4. For U.S. residents: Eligible for up to $7,000 in financial aid
  5. For U.S. residents: Eligible for Sallie Mae, low interest student loans
  6. For international students: Gain English Language proficiency through MDC’s English as a Second Language programs
  7. Apply for scholarships through MDC’s programs to help offset training costs
  8. Gain English Language proficiency through MDC’s English as a Second Language coursework

Miami Dade College Professional Pilot Technology Program

Dean / MDC Presentation (PDF)

Course Costs

The cost of Miami Dade’s Professional Pilot Technology Degree Program and Dean International’s Flight Training Program are subject to change and the applicant should consult both schools for current pricing.

Total Costs for Professional Pilot Technology Degree Program

Description Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Associate in Science Coursework* 7,950.72 25,326.08
Flight Training Commercial Multiengine 36,283.00 36,283.00
Optional CFI Course 6,970.50 6,970.50
Total $50,204.22 $67,579.58

* Cost Breakdown for Associate in Science Coursework

Description Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Coursework (64 credits) 6,750.72 24,126.08
Estimated Cost of Books 1,200.00 1,200.00
Total $7,950.72 $25,326.08

Dean Part 141 Professional Pilot Program for MDC Students (220 Hours)

Private Pilot Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172
Dual Flight 55 124 / 140 6,820.00 7,700.00
Solo Flight 10 89 / 105 890.00 1,050.00
Ground 43 35 1,505.00 1,505.00
Checkride 600.00 600.00
Aircraft for Checkride 166.00 166.00
Books and Materials 400.00 400.00
Medical 75.00 75.00
Written Test 150.00 150.00
Administration and Registration 500.00 500.00
Approximate Cost $11,106.00 $12,146.00

Instrument Rating Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172
Video & Class Discussion 24 38 912.00 912.00
PCATD 5 79 395.00 395.00
Briefings Pre & Post 6 38 228.00 228.00
Dual Flight 45 127 / 143 5,715.00 6,435.00
PCATD 10 79 790.00 790.00
Written Test 150.00 150.00
Checkride 600.00 600.00
Aircraft for Checkride 166.00 166.00
Books and Materials 400.00 400.00
Written Test 150.00 150.00
Administration and Registration 500.00 500.00
Approximate Cost $9,856.00 $10,576.00

Commercial Single Rating Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172
Video & Class Discussion 31 38 1,178.00 1,178.00
Stage & End of Course Exams 4 38 152.00 152.00
Multi Video & Discussion 8 41 328.00 328.00
Stage Exams Multi 2 41 82.00 82.00
Briefings Pre & Post 4 41 121.00 121.00
Dual Instruction Single 40 127 / 143 5,080.00 5,720.00
Dual Complex Piper Arrow 15 196 2,940.00 2,940.00
Solo 65 89 / 105 + tax 6,189.95 7,302.75
Written Test 150.00 150.00
Flight Test 600.00 600.00
Administration and Registration 2,000.00 2,000.00
Approximate Cost $18,820.95 $20,537.75

Approximate Cost for 141 PPL/Inst/Comm Single $39,782.95 $43,295.75
Administration and Registration 2,000.00 2,000.00
Total Flight Hours 210
Total PCATD 15
Total Flight & Simulator Hours 220.5

Commercial Multi Engine Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172
Multi Dual 20 301 6,020.00 6,020.00
Ground 20 41 820.00 820.00
Books and Materials 150.00 150.00
Checkride and Aircraft 600.00 600.00
Approximate Cost $7,590.00 $7,590.00

3 TSA 390.00 390.00
Visa Process 200.00 200.00
Approximate Cost for PPL/Inst/Comm Single and Multi $47,962.95 $51,475.75

Dean CFI Course for MDC Students (Optional)

CFI Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172 Piper Arrow
2 Written Tests 300.00 300.00 300.00
Practical Test 750.00 750.00 750.00
Aircraft Rental C-172 for Practical 1.5 89 / 105 133.50 157.00
Aircraft Rental PA 28R-201 for Practical 1 155 155.00 155.00
Aircraft Rental PA 28R-200 for Practical 1.5 155 232.50
Dual Flight C-152 15 130 1,950.00
Dual Flight C-172 15 146 2,190.00
Dual Flight PA 28R-201 5 196 980.00 980.00
Dual Flight PA 28R-200 15 196 2,940.00
Ground School 40 41 1,640.00 1,640.00 1,640.00
Adminsitrative Fee 800.00 800.00 800.00
Approximate Cost $6,708.50 $6,972.50 $6,662.50

CFII Hours Cost per Hour Total C-152 Total C-172
2 Written Tests 150.00 150.00
Practical Test 500.00 500.00
Aircraft Rental C-172 for Practical 1.5 105 157.00
Aircraft Rental C-152 for Practical 1.5 89 133.50
Dual Flight C-152 15 130 1,950.00
Dual Flight C-172 15 146 2,190.00
Ground School 20 41 820.00 820.00
Adminsitrative Fee 600.00 600.00
Approximate Cost $4,153.50 $4,417.50

MEI Multiengine Course Hours Cost per Hour
Practical Test 500.00
Aircraft Rental for Practical 1.5 260 390.00
Dual Flight PA 44-180, PA 34-200, Beech Duchess 15 301 4,515.00
Ground School 20 41 820.00
Adminsitrative Fee 600.00
Approximate Cost $6,825.00
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