Professional Pilot


Bachelors Degree

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Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    61
  • Cost Per Unit
    $613
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $37k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot



Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot degree program prepares students for careers as airline, cargo, or corporate pilots, and provides the theory and knowledge necessary to be successful in the field of aviation. The Professional Pilot program is intended for students who achieve professional certificates and ratings from the Federal Aviation Administration or International Civil Aviation Organization.

The unique Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot degree is designed for flight students anywhere in the world who would like to earn a bachelor’s degree in addition to completing their certificates and ratings. Comprehensive coursework is prepared by doctorate level professional aviators with firsthand experience in airfield management. The courses cover a multitude of areas to include flight theory, management, safety, security, and finance. Graduates of the Professional Pilot program receive a holistic understanding of the aviation profession preparing them to practically implement theory and knowledge along with a better appreciation of the many facets in professional aviation.

Career Outlook*

              Career Opportunities

  • Airline Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Copilots
  • Flight Engineers
  • Flight Instructor

Expected Job Growth

  • Employment growth of 14%, 2020-2030

Average Medium Pay 2021:

  • $202,180 Annually

The online Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot degree program is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

 

 

*https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes532011.htm#nat

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites

Composition

Composition

This is a process-based writing class that focuses on academic writing, reading, and critical thinking as expressed in expository and analytical writing assignments through 5 to 7 substantial essays over the course of the semester. Develops fluency, coherence, style, effectiveness, and literary analysis. Students must pass this course with a C- or better or demonstrate a comparable level of writing competence to fulfill general competency requirements and to proceed to ENG 123 - Intermediate Composition. Students may only earn credit for ENG 113 or ENG 113E - Composition Enriched with Lab. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2022
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Summer 2022
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Brook, Tiffany
Summer 2022
ENG113 CE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Owsley, Summer Anne
Fall 2022
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/05/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/05/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Bartels, Gretchen C.
Fall 2022
ENG113 FE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Bartels, Gretchen C.
Spring 2023
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG113 BE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/08/2023
07/02/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/08/2023
07/02/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG113 CE Session 2
07/03/2023
08/27/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG113 CE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG113 GE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG113 FE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition

Continued practice in writing and research strategies, with emphasis on critical thinking, information literacy, argument, analysis, and interpretation of multicultural and interdisciplinary readings. Includes the writing of a major research paper in addition to several shorter essays. Students may earn credit for either ENG 123 or ENG 123E - Intermediate Composition Enriched with Lab. Prerequisite: ENG 113 with a grade of C- or better or evidence of comparable level of writing competency. Note: Students must successfully complete this course with a grade of C- or better to fulfill general education requirements and to begin any literature course. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2022
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Rasnic, Rhea_Scott
Summer 2022
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Fabris, Shaley C.
Summer 2022
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A Hannah, Aaron Vance
Summer 2022
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/09/2022
07/03/2022
Online N/A N/A May, Carolyn M.
Summer 2022
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A White, Guy E.
Summer 2022
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/05/2022
08/28/2022
Online N/A N/A Rasnic, Rhea_Scott
Fall 2022
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/05/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/05/2022
10/30/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2022
ENG123 CE Session 2
10/31/2022
12/23/2022
Online N/A N/A Bartels, Gretchen C.
Spring 2023
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/09/2023
03/05/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 FE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 IE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2023
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/06/2023
04/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/08/2023
07/02/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/08/2023
07/02/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/08/2023
07/02/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 DE Session 2
07/03/2023
08/27/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 FE Session 2
07/03/2023
08/27/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2023
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/03/2023
08/27/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/04/2023
10/30/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 IE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 JE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 KE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 NE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2023
ENG123 OE Session 2
10/31/2023
12/23/2023
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG123 CE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2024
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online N/A N/A Staff

Lower Division Requirements (6 units)

Introduction to Aviation

Introduction to Aviation

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aviation Meteorology

Aviation Meteorology

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Upper Division Requirments (30 units)

Fixed Base Operations

Fixed Base Operations

A study of the practical issues associated with managing, operating, and marketing a fixed base operation (FBO). (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aviation Security

Aviation Security

An in-depth examination of security regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including the role of the Department of Homeland Security in ensuring aviation security. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Business Aviation Management

Business Aviation Management

An in-depth study of business aviation, including transportation needs analysis, aircraft acquisition methods, aviation department management, operations, maintenance, and safety. Additional course fee (TRAD only). (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Airline Management

Airline Management

Introduces the airline industry, including the history and unique aspects of the industry. Provides an in-depth study of the structure of airlines, including route planning, fleet selection, maintenance requirements, passenger services, marketing, and pricing. Additional course fee (TRAD only). (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aviation Finance and Consulting

Aviation Finance and Consulting

Introduces aviation-specific financial management principles, including financial document analysis, financial ratios, forecasting, financing, asset management, as well as an overview of the consulting industry, including an in-depth study of the many aspects of consulting, such as RFPs, RFQs, and the bid process. Uses spreadsheet, presentation, word processing and internet search tools to analyze financial reports, calculate ratios, solve financial problems, and respond to RFPs and RFQs. Additional course fee. Prerequisites: ACC 250 and CIS 265. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aviation Research, Writing and Communication

Aviation Research, Writing and Communication

A review of techniques necessary to complete a research project on an aviation topic, including data collection techniques, literature review procedures, data analysis, proper structure of reports, American Psychological Association (APA) formatting, and the manuscript submission process. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety

An introduction to the safety regulations, requirements, and environment in the U.S., including an in-depth examination of Safety Management Systems (SMS). (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Leadership in Aviation

Leadership in Aviation

This course studies the many aspect of leadership in aviation. Various theories of leadership will be studied through study at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Multiple examples will be studied along with studying timeless principles of leadership. Past as well as current leaders will be studied to assess their success and failures. The student will be challenged to develop their personal aspects of leadership to prepare them to be leaders in aviation. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Airline Prep

Airline Prep


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Airplane Aerodynamics

Airplane Aerodynamics

This course studies the physical principles of airplane aerodynamics. Course involves examining the factors affecting aircraft performance, stability and control, and special flight conditions often experienced by commercial pilots of fixed-wing aircraft. Emphasized is stall/spin awareness and recovery, and commercial aircraft design and construction issues. This course will deal primarily with low speed aerodynamics or incompressible flow; includes a section on high-speed aerodynamics toward the end of the course. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Flight Requirements (25 units)

Students can earn credit for these courses by providing the appropriate International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate.

Lower Division Flight Requirements (14 units)

Instrument Flight I

Instrument Flight I


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Private Pilot Ground

Private Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Private Flight I

Private Flight I

First of two flight training courses that lead to Airplane Single Engine Land Private Pilot certificate. This course culminates in the airplane solo. Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (2 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Private Flight II

Private Flight II

Second of two flight training courses that lead to Airplane Single Engine Land Private Pilot certificate. Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 117. (2 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Instrument Pilot Ground

Instrument Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aircraft instruments, preflight and aircraft systems, navigation, holding, approaches, emergencies, and weather reports and forecasts. Prepares student for the FAA instrument rating knowledge test. Additional exam fee. Prerequisites: FLT 116 and 117. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Instrument Flight II

Instrument Flight II

First of two flight training courses that lead to Airplane Single Engine Land Instrument Pilot rating. Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FLT 214. (2 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Upper Division Flight Requirements (7 units)

Commercial Pilot Ground

Commercial Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems, airports, air traffic control, and airspace, FARs, performance and weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, navigation and flight operations. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot knowledge test. Additional exam fee. Prerequisites: FLT 119 and 214. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Commercial Flight I

Commercial Flight I

First of two flight training courses that lead to Airplane Single Engine Land Instrument Pilot rating. Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 216. (2 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Commercial Flight II

Commercial Flight II

Second of two flight training courses that lead to Airplane Single Engine Land Commercial Pilot certificate. Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 312. (2 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Upper Division Flight Electives (4 units)

Complete a four (4) unit sequence from the following:

Advanced and Commercial Airplane Pilot Ground

Advanced and Commercial Airplane Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of aerodynamics, instruments, engines and systems of multi-engine aircraft. Prerequisites: FLT 311, 312, and permission of Department Chair. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Commercial Multi Engine Flight

Commercial Multi Engine Flight

Flight training course that leads to Airplane Multi Engine Land Commercial Pilot certificate. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: FLT 313 and permission of the Department Chair. (1 unit)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Flight Instructor Pilot Ground

Flight Instructor Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of the practical application of flight training skills, including the principles of learning and communication, instructional methods, techniques, and media. Students will prepare a training syllabus and conduct ground lessons. Prepares students for the FAA Flight/Ground Instructor knowledge test. Additional exam fee. Prerequisites: FLT 311 and permission of Department Chair. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Certified Flight Instructor Lab

Certified Flight Instructor Lab

Flight instruction leading to the Certified Flight Instroctor (CFI). Pass/Fail. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: FLT 216 and 315. (1 unit)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


General Education Requirements

Faculty

Admission Requirements

  • 24 transferrable units preferred or High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • The CBU/Online Professional Pilot BS program is designed for students who complete their commercial
    multi-engine or certified flight instructor ratings. The core classes include 36 academic hours with an
    additional 25 academic hours awarded from the Challenge by Certification process. That process entails
    providing Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Pilot Certificate
    and/or Flight Instructor Certificate (or ICAO/EASA/CASA equivalent). The degree cannot be conferred
    without the commercial multi engine or flight instructor certificate.

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education*

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
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Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

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Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot degree, graduates will be able to:    

  1. Analyze the professional attributes, requirements, and planning applicable to aviation careers in how they relate to professional and ethical decisions.
  2. Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines through analysis and interpretation of data.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.
  4. Evaluate the impact of national and international aviation law, regulations and labor issues on national and international aviation operations.
  5. Analyze aircraft operations to include aircraft design, performance and operating characteristics in how they contribute to aviation safety.

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