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Earn a Bachelor’s Degree While in Flight School

Pair your OCFC training with an online bachelor’s degree from CBU

No application fee  |  30% tuition discount*  |  Fully online

The Sky is No Limit

Students enrolled or are graduates of OCFC can now enhance their flight school training with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot offered completely online through California Baptist University (CBU). Earn up to 35 credit hours toward your degree, and all academic aviation classes can be completed online in just one year.

CBU offers a world-class, state-of-the-art aviation program graduating aviation professionals who think critically, communicate effectively, and lead ethically with excellence.

A Program Designed by Professional Aviators

This unique online 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 from the Federal Aviation Administration or International Civil Aviation Organization.

Comprehensive coursework is prepared by doctorate level professional aviators with first-hand experience in airfield management. The courses are taught completely online and cover a multitude of areas including 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.

Sample Courses

Leadership in Aviation
Study the many aspects of leadership in aviation. Various leadership theories will be studied at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Multiple examples will be explored, along with learning timeless principles of leadership.

Aviation Finance and Consulting
This course introduces aviation-specific financial management principles, including financing and asset management, and an overview of the consulting industry, such as RFPs, RFQs, and the bid process.

Airplane Aerodynamics
Study the physical principles of airplane aerodynamics. Examine the factors affecting aircraft performance, stability and control, and extraordinary flight conditions often experienced by commercial pilots of fixed-wing aircraft.

Program Specs

Estimated Degree Cost for Major Coursework:

| $23K

Average Time to Complete Major Coursework:

| 12 Months

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

Students currently enrolled or are graduates of OCFC are eligible for the tuition discount.

I have a Private Certificate and have not completed all my ratings/certificates. Am I eligible for this degree?

Yes. You will work on your B.S. degree while you complete your ratings/certificates.

Is this degree fully accredited?

Yes. It is a Bachelor’s of Science degree fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and College Senior College and University Commission.

Must I complete a Certified Flight Instructor rating?

Not necessarily. You need to complete your ratings/certificates through Certified Flight Instructor or Multi Engine Commercial certificate graduate.

Please Note:

*Full-time students enrolled in 12 units per semester are eligible for a 30% tuition scholarship. Should a student fall below 12 units per semester, the tuition scholarship would be reduced to 10%.

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