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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN AVIATION STUDIES: HELICOPTER EMPHASIS

HELICOPTER FLIGHT SCHOOL: THE FAST-TRACK DEGREE
IN HELICOPTER TRAINING

In our aviation degree program with a helicopter training emphasis, you’ll learn helicopter flight fundamentals from CAU's experienced 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 just under two years.

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As a student in the professional helicopter pilot associate’s degree program 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 four certificates and ratings in the program's helicopter pilot training emphasis, including private pilotinstrument rated pilotcommercial pilot, and certified flight instructor. These industry certifications can give you a wider range of employment options to choose from upon graduation.

The University offers financial aid to those who qualify.

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ROTORCRAFT EMPHASIS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

FLY IN THE FIRST TERM

Students begin flying and accumulating flight hours in their first term of school. With our fast-paced and structured courses, you can earn your degree in just under two years - meaning you can begin your career quicker.

INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING

At CAU, students are trained on a one-on-one, first-name basis with faculty. All instruction, both flight training and ground school, is provided by CAU faculty on our own fleet that includes Robinson aircraft, one of the world's leading training helicopter.

DIRECT PATHWAY TO CFI Positions

Graduates are guaranteed the opportunity to interview for certified flight instructor positions upon graduation. All students are also eligible for graduate services and can benefit from the University's strong industry partnerships.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

As an accredited institution and helicopter pilot school, CAU offers financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify.

This program is for you if...

  • You're looking to make a career out of flying
  • You want to earn a college degree

This program is NOT for you if...

  • You want to fly helicopters as a hobby
  • You want to obtain only a flight certificate

ASAS DEGREE COURSE LIST | HELICOPTER TRAINING EMPHASIS

  • Introduction to Rotorcraft
  • Aviation Concepts
  • Rotorcraft Private Pilot
  • Advanced Aviation
  • Rotorcraft Commercial Pilot Flight
  • Rotorcraft Certified Flight Instructor
  • Cockpit Information Resources
  • Advanced Aviation Weather
  • High Performance Aerodynamics
  • General Education Courses
  • And much more. See catalog for full course list here.

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HELICOPTER PILOT TRAINING EMPHASIS

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

POTENTIAL HELICOPTER PILOT CAREERS

Helicopter Tour Pilot


Explore incredible scenery giving tours from up above.

EMS Helicopter Pilot


Save lives by transporting patients from accident scenes to hospitals.

Police Helicopter Pilot*


Help keep neighborhoods safe by being the eyes in the sky for police on the ground.

Helicopter Flight Instructor


Share your love of flight with others by teaching them to fly.

*This is not a program to become a police officer.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Once they complete the helicopter training and required flight hours, graduates can work for tour and charter operators, emergency medical services, agriculture, and a variety of other positions. Graduates are guaranteed the opportunity to interview for certified flight instructor positions at CAU. Additionally, all students are also eligible for graduate services and can benefit from the University's strong industry partnerships.

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Program Offered

*hybrid program including online courses

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