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Aviation at SEU

Accelerated Flight Training

Innovative Program

Southeastern University’s Aviation Pilot program’s affordable and accessible degrees empower you to start your career while still in college. Our degree plans allow you to take all your flight courses in your first few semesters, enabling you to build flight time as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) while completing your remaining academic courses, either online or face-to-face in a traditional classroom.

Benefits

Qualified students can apply for financial aid to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and flight training costs. 

Accelerated Flight Training

Begin flying in your first semester or transfer in your FAA Certificate to become a professional pilot sooner than most other university programs.

Log Jet Simulator Time

Train in an FAA-approved FSTD jet simulator. This jet transition program uses the B-737 simulator, which better prepares students to be competitive job candidates for a regional airline.

Interview with Regional Airlines

Network with a variety of regional airlines prior to completing your commercial flight training and secure your future.

Time & Money Savings

Earn money as a Certified Flight Instructor and build flight hours while completing your degree.

Program Specifics

  • The Southeastern University Aviation Pilot Programs prepare graduates to enter the workforce as commercial pilots, flight instructors, air taxi pilots, corporate pilots or first officers for commuter airlines.
  • Graduates will earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Certificate, with Single and Multi-Engine Land class ratings with an Instrument Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.
  • Students may choose a Regional Airline Transition course or a Practicum to build flight hours and other employable skills for the aviation industry. 
 

Degree Opportunities

The AAS degree in Professional Pilot is designed for students desiring a pilot career. It requires 62 credit hours, of which 33 are earned toward the major, including 27 credit hours earned for ground and flight training. The remaining 29 hours include general education. All non-flight courses are offered in an online or blended delivery format.

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Leadership with the Professional Pilot track prepares graduates to enter the aviation workforce as aviators and entry-level managerial or administrative roles. The degree with the Professional Pilot track requires 120 credit hours, of which 64 are earned toward the major, including 27 credit hours earned for ground and flight training. The remaining 56 hours include general education. All non-flight courses are offered in an online or blended delivery format. This option is ideal for transfer students, or for students who are already flying professionally and need the flexibility of online courses to complete their degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management prepares graduates to enter the aviation workforce as aviators and in entry-level managerial or administrative roles. The degree requires 120 credit hours, of which 64 are earned toward the major, including 27 credit hours earned for ground and flight training. The remaining 56 hours include general education. The program is ideal for students desiring a full-time, residential program to prepare them for the aviation industry. Students under an F1 visa take courses in a face-to-face or hybrid format.**

** Pending approval by Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Foreign students must be approved by the Alien Flight Student Program operated by the United States Transportation Security Administration.

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Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma and transcripts
  • Enrollment application
  • Students with existing academic credit may be able to transfer their credits per the university’s policies.

  • Ability to read, write and understand English to take the Private Pilot Practical Exam
  • 17 years of age to take the Private Pilot Practical Exam; 18 years of age to take the Commercial Pilot Practical Exam
  • Ability to obtain an FAA Class 2 Medical Certificate (to operate with the privileges of a Commercial Pilot Certificate)
  • International/non-citizens must complete additional requirements including an appropriate visa and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approval through the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)
  • Students with previous flight training experience or FAA Certified Certificates and Ratings may be issued academic credit or course waivers, subject to verification.

Questions?

Dr. R. Joseph Childs, CFII
Chair, School of Business and Aviation
863-667-5136 | rjchilds@seu.edu