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WHERE CAREERS TAKE FLIGHT

In our aviation degree programs, you’ll learn flight fundamentals from CAU's instructors on our own fleet. We know you’re ready to fly. With CAU, you can enter fast-paced, structured year-round courses, meaning you can graduate in about three years.

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As a student in degree programs at CAU, you’ll become proficient in the areas of understanding federal regulations, weather, aerodynamics, crew resource management principles, and various aviation topics including modern aircraft technology.

Along with earning an aviation degree, students also earn up to six certificates and ratings, including private pilot, instrument rated pilot, commercial pilot, certified flight instructor, and certified flight instructor instrument. These industry certifications can give you a wider range of employment options to choose from upon graduation.

DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

FLY IN THE FIRST TERM

Fly in the First Term - CAU

Students begin flying and accumulating flight hours in their first term of school. Earn your degree in about three years!

INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING


At CAU, students are trained on a one-on-one, first-name basis with faculty. All instruction is provided on our own fleet that includes Cessna or Robinson aircraft, some of the world's leading training aircraft.

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.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS


As an accredited institution, CAU offers financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits, including the GI Bill®, to those who qualify.

FINANCIAL AID AT CAU

While the decision to apply can be an intimidating process, we want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight! CAU’s staff of professionals are ready to help you find out if you’re eligible for financial aid assistance to meet the cost of education.

Every student’s situation is unique, so finding the right financial aid plan for aviation school is important. Financial aid is available to those who qualify and CAU’s financial services coordinators will help you determine what the best financial plan is for your specific situation. CAU is also VA approved to accept veteran educational benefits towards your aviation education.

Ask about our $10,000 scholarship.

AVIATION DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED

B.S. AERONAUTICS

  • Bachelor's degree flight training program
  • Includes earning 6 certificates/ratings
  • Duration: 3 years (approximately)
  • 255 flight hours
  • 188 quarter credits

The Bachelors in Aeronautics degree program is the most comprehensive pilot program at CAU. From day one, students begin developing fundamentally sound skills through standardized, fast-paced lessons. Students can begin flying in the first term and graduate in just over 3 years. Graduates of this program are guaranteed an interview for a flight instructor position and CAU and there are several direct pathways to airline cadet programs through the University's partnerships.

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A.S. AVIATION STUDIES - FIXED WING

  • Associate's degree flight training program
  • Includes earning 4 certificates/ratings
  • Duration: 1.8 years(approximately)
  • 221 flight hours
  • 111 quarter credits

The Associate's in Aviation Studies Fixed Wing program is ideal for those already holding an undergraduate degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of flight from experienced instructions and career building skills to enhance your employment potential.

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A.S. AVIATION STUDIES - ROTORCRAFT

  • Associate's degree helicopter flight training program
  • Includes earning 4 certificates/ratings
  • Duration: 1.8 years (approximately)
  • 178 flight hours
  • 111 quarter credits

In the helicopter emphasis Associate's degree program, you'll learn helicopter flight fundamentals from CAU's experienced instructors on our own fleet of Robinson aircraft. These fast-paced, structured year-round courses mean you can graduate in just under 2 years.

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B.S. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Bachelor's degree business administration program
  • Includes a variety of general business topics
  • Duration: 3 years (approximately)
  • 180 quarter credits

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program provides students with the knowledge, analytical and personal skills essential for success in a wide variety of sectors of business, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates of the program will be well prepared for entry-level supervisory or managerial positions.

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Master's degree business administration
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Graduate services
  • Flexible online program

The aviation industry is constantly seeking qualified candidates to meet the challenges of a past-paced, rapidly evolving marketplace. CAU's Master of Business Administration degree covers topics such as organizational behavior, managerial accounting, business law, marketing management, managerial economics, corporate finance, international markets, and more.

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MASTER OF AVIATION SCIENCE

  • Master's degree in Aviation Science
  • Duration: 1.5 years (approximately)
  • Graduate services
  • Flexible online courses

Students in the MAS program will complete technical aviation coursework that will include intensive analysis of airway transportation systems, airport operations, aerospace communication systems, aerospace logistics, aircraft simulation, advanced crew resource management procedures, and more.

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CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of CAU flight training degree programs, once they complete the training and required flight hours, can work for airlines, cargo carriers, tour and charter operators, flight schools, and in a variety of other organizations.

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Programs Offered

*hybrid program including online courses

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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