B.S. in Aeronautics

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

The Bachelors in Aeronautics 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.

With up to four days a week of actual flying, students gain enough ground and flight instruction to earn six different aviation licenses/ratings upon graduation. The variety of licenses earned in the bachelors in aeronautics program (private pilot, instrument rated pilot, certified flight instructor, certified flight instructor instrument and commercial pilot-single and multi-engine) gives graduates a wider range of employment options to choose from.

Graduates of the bachelors in aeronautics program also receive a 500-hour reduction in their FAA-mandated Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) flight hour requirement (normally 1500 hours) and the opportunity to interview for a flight instructor position.

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Aeronautics Degree Highlights

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

Program Offered

*hybrid program including online courses

Bakersfield, CA
Oxnard, CA*
San Diego, CA*

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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

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