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WHAT CAU IS ALL ABOUT!

Welcome to CAU

Turn Your Passion for Aviation Into a Career

Do you daydream about a future where you’re the one in the cockpit, flying across the world? Maybe you have a knack for engines and love figuring out how they work. Or just maybe you get a thrill at the idea of moving planes and people through the sky from the inside of a flight tower. If any of these spark your curiosity, a career in aviation might be right for you.

Aviation schools are not all created equally. I’d like to personally invite you to learn about the programs CAU has to offer. Whether you’re interested in our pilot program, aviation maintenance or aviation dispatch, you’ll figure out quickly that we’re different. More than just a pilot school, CAU is an aviation community. Our students don’t just pass tests and get degrees, they get the chance to go after their dream of an aviation career and actually have a lot of fun doing it! Our California aviation school campuses and flight school training centers are designed to let students have the best of both worlds – the aviation training you need in a fun, supportive atmosphere that makes you forget this is school. The future doesn’t wait for you! Schedule your tour of our campus today and see why CAU’s flight school is anything but average.

-Matthew Johnston, President, California Aeronautical University

CAU DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Financial Aid & Scholarships

CAU understands the barriers and challenges presented to many pursuing a career as a professional pilot and we are proud to offer multiple types of scholarships to those who qualify.

Direct Pathway to Airline Cadet Programs

CAU has partnered with several regional airlines to create opportunities for their aviation students, many of which include a direct pathway to the airline’s cadet program.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Since all program classes are offered year-round, students can earn their aviation degrees within a few years. You can quickly jumpstart your aviation career with our degree programs and take to the skies!

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AVIATION PROGRAMS

Are you looking for the thrill - the adventure - the prestige of an aviation career? Have you dreamed about making it happen? There’s no better time to get started than right now! CAU offers a variety of exciting programs for students to choose from.

When you begin one of CAU’s aviation and flight programs, it’s pretty clear from the start that you’re starting an exciting journey. Students get professional commercial pilot training and enjoy the process of getting there.

A.S. AVIATION STUDIES

  • Associate’s degree level commercial pilot program
  • Fast-track program – potential to complete program within 22 months
  • 250-340 flight hours, 96 quarter credit
  • You may be eligible for a 250-hour reduction in FAA-mandated flight time for an air transport pilot (ATP)
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B.S. AERONAUTICS

  • Bachelor’s degree level pilot program
  • Duration: 3 years (approximate)
  • 250-340 flight hours
  • 184 quarter credits
  • You may be eligible for a 500-hour reduction in FAA-mandated flight time for an air transport pilot (ATP)
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

Keeping a fleet of aircraft running like clockwork requires qualified professionals with the training, skill and passion for aircraft maintenance.Learn More

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

B.S. AVIATION BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

We’ll help you acquire valuable analytical and interpersonal skills desired by hiring managers in the aviation industry, increasing your employment potential. If you’re looking for a more business oriented aviation related career, it might be time to give our aviation business administration degree a shot.Learn More

B.S Business Administration

We’ll help you acquire valuable analytical and interpersonal skills desired by hiring managers in the aviation industry, increasing your employment potential. If you’re looking for a more business oriented aviation related career, it might be time to give our aviation business administration degree a shot.Learn More

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

MASTER OF AVIATION SCIENCE

Students of the masters in aviation degree will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program by completing a required Capstone Project in their last academic term. This course is offered online.Learn More

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

CAU’s MBA degree coursework covers topics such as organizational behavior, managerial accounting, business law, marketing management, managerial economics, corporate finance, international markets and human resource management. This MBA degree course is offered online.Learn More

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