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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AERONAUTICS

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You’re passionate about aviation and you want it all – we get that!

The Bachelors in Aeronautics degree program is the most comprehensive pilot degree program in CAU’s School of Aviation. Students learn the fundamentals of meteorology, aerodynamics, flight safety, aircraft performance, aviation weather, aircraft maintenance, aeronautical science and aviation management.

In our Aeronautics degree program you’ll learn flight fundamentals from experienced instructors and valuable communication and career building skills that enhance your employment potential. We know you’re ready to fly, and with up to 4 days a week of actual flying, you’ll gain enough aviation training in both ground and flight instruction to earn six certificates and ratings upon graduation.

The six certificates and ratings earned in our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Degree program (private pilotinstrument rated pilotcertified flight instructorcertified flight instructor instrument and commercial pilot-single and multi-engine) gives you a wider range of employment options to choose from upon graduation. You may also receive a 500-hour reduction towards your FAA-mandated Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) flight hour requirement (normally 1500 hours) and the opportunity to interview for a flight instructor position. Learn more about ATP requirements and how CAU graduates qualify for a R-ATP.

BACHELORS IN AERONAUTICS DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Fly in the First Term

Aviation students receive flight instruction during their first term.

FAA Part 141 Approval

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program may benefit by a 500 flight-hour reduction when seeking their ATP certificate.

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 Program

Since classes are offered year-round, students can earn their Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree in just over three years.

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Bachelors in Aeronautics Course List

  • Aviation Concepts
  • Private Pilot
  • Advance Aviation
  • Aviation Law
  • Aerodynamics
  • Commercial Pilot Flight
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Flight Safety
  • Aviation Management
  • And more- see full course list here.

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ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

AVIATION CONCEPTS AND AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

Your exciting journey into the world of piloting begins with gaining confidence in the fundamentals. Here, you will obtain knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and gain exposure to the information contained in the Airman’s Information Manual (AIM).

Your skills in aeronautical decision-making (ADM) will be enhanced, and you will understand how to best utilize Air Traffic Control (ATC) services. Participation in flight simulations will provide you with the opportunity to apply knowledge of Threat Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) and Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) procedures. By the end of this section, you will be speaking the lingo of a pilot.

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PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

This action-packed section of your studies provides you with the knowledge necessary to pass both the private and commercial pilot practical examinations, and to obtain the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane, Single-Engine, Land rating. Radio communications, airport signs and lighting, and traffic sequencing knowledge will be acquired.

ADM skills will provide you with the ability to conduct weather analyses and perform balance calculations. Knowledge of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) hazard alerts will be applied, and you will learn how to navigate through equipment malfunctions. Procedures for high-altitude flights, landings, takeoffs, and performance maneuvers will be outlined. Additionally, you will gain knowledge of advanced technology, high-speed aeronautics, and the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in navigation.

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AVIATION AERODYNAMICS AND TECHNOLOGY

These courses entice physicists and tech enthusiasts, alike. Here, you will be exposed to the latest advances in avionics technology, while gaining an understanding of the physical principles of flight.

Students study airplane aerodynamics, including the factors which affect performance, stability, and control. You will also explore special flight conditions, stall/spin awareness and recovery, and commercial aircraft designs. The theories behind various engine designs will be covered, focusing on advanced aerodynamics, the science of engine operation, and aircraft performance in both normal and abnormal conditions. Tech buffs will be excited to learn about the G1000 avionics navigational system.

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OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

During these courses, your management skills take flight as you learn about the various aspects of airline operations. Major areas of the industry, such as ground, technical, flight, and economics are covered.

Students gain understanding of strategy, marketing, human resource development, finances, and asset management, as well as becoming proficient in Accident Prevention Program Management through implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS).

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CREW INSTRUCTOR AND CREW MANAGEMENT

A commercial pilot wouldn’t get far without a crew, and the world will always need new pilots. This course section provides a dual focus of preparing you to both manage a crew, and to instruct others in the art of piloting.

You will gain insight into Crew Resource Management (CRM) procedures, and you will also learn how to anticipate the Chain of Events which occur during aircraft accidents. You will utilize your own experiences of conducting flights as you learn to instruct and assess others during student simulations. As you practice on the ground and in the air, you will prepare to pass the Certified Flight Instructor Rating Practical Test.

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CAREER OUTLOOK

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree and passing of related exams, you will be well-equipped as an Airline Pilot, Co-pilot or Flight Engineer. You will have a good foundation based on the extensive knowledge that you have obtained during your Bachelor of Science degree studies. Graduates of this program may work for airlines, cargo carriers, tour and charter operators, flight schools, and in a variety of other agencies as professional pilots.

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Program Offered

*hybrid program including online courses