In the Flight Operations degree track, you can expect to earn pilot certifications up to and including:
- Private Pilot
- Instrument Rating
- Multi-Engine Rating
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
In the Aviation Administration degree track, you will learn and develop:
- Aviation administration theory and practices
- Communication skills
- Logistical knowledge and skills
- Time-management skills
- Ethical standards
- A global perspective
What Can You Do With a Commercial Aviation Degree?
ASU is one of the select few partners in the Southwest Airlines Destination 225˚ pilot recruitment program. If you are accepted into the program and fulfill the requirements, upon earning your B.C.A. degree at ASU, you will enter a defined pathway toward a career with Southwest Airlines. You can apply for the program as early as your sophomore year. It’s one more aspect that makes us a premier commercial pilot school.
Our flight operations students learn flying skills at Skyline Aviation, a Part 141 Flight School with professional instructors and advanced, cutting-edge simulators and instructional equipment. The ASU fleet is one of the newest in the country, made up of Diamond aircraft, considered the safest training planes in the industry. For our aviation administration students, we have established partnerships with the San Angelo Airport, U.S. Customs and other key agencies, where you will gain practical skills and experience.
You can join our active Ram Air student organization for additional networking and professional development activities, as well as fun social events. Plus, in an industry that is white-male dominated, about a third of our students are female or minority. Joining Ram Air will help you form stronger bonds with your fellow students and professors, and give you a more global perspective.
Still have questions?
Attend one of our Commercial Aviation Information Sessions to learn the basics of the program and get your questions answered.
Committed to Your Success
Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.