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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, instrument, commercial-single, certified flight instructor, commercial-multi-engine, and certified flight instructor instrument. Students can complete the program, including degree and certifications, in about 3 years.

The bachelor's degree is a 1,000 hour R-ATP program which provides crucial time-saving benefits to eligible students, including a reduction in the required flight hours and minimum age eligibility towards a R-ATP.

DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

FINANCIAL AID & TUITION REDUCTIONS

Financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. Ask about our $10,000 tuition reduction program.

GRADUATE IN ABOUT 3 YEARS

Students begin accumulating flight hours in their first term of school. Earn your fixed-wing degree in about three years.

UNIVERSITY ADVANTAGE

CAU students can benefit from the university's advantage of time-saving benefits, one-on-one university support, in-house flight training, and career planning assistance.

DIRECT PATHWAY TO AIRLINES

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

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.

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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 - HELICOPTER

  • Offered only in Phoenix, AZ
  • 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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AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

  • Offered only in Bakersfield, CA
  • Diploma or associate's degree
  • Fast-track program – potential to complete program within 17-22 months
  • 15-23 courses, 86 quarter credits
  • Grads receive 263-piece Sonic Tools toolkit upon graduation

Offered conveniently in Kern County, California Aeronautical University offers an aviation maintenance technology (AMT) program to prepare students for careers as airframe and powerplant (A&P) technicians.

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MASTER OF AVIATION SCIENCE

  • Master's degree in Aviation Science
  • Duration: 1.5 years (approximately)
  • Graduate services
  • Flexible, 100% 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

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