Aviation Program - School of Business

Professional Pilot Aviation Program

Do you dream of a career as a pilot? Are you fascinated with the prospect of flying for a living?  Southern Utah University is a comprehensive regional university that provides a high quality education. Flight training at SUU will uniquely prepare you for a career flying aircraft anywhere in the world.

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SkyWest Airlines Cadet Program

SkywestThe SkyWest Pilot Pathway and Tuition Reimbursement program allows qualified SUU students to complete their flight training with a clear pathway to a career as a SkyWest Airlines pilot. In addition to the $10,000 of available tuition reimbursement, SUU students in the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program will be mentored by SkyWest pilots, receive an enhanced introduction to SkyWest and enjoy enhanced seniority within their ground school upon becoming a SkyWest First Officer. Take Control Today: learn more about SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program or read the press release about the announcement.

Realize your dream of a career in the sky!!!

Rotor Wing and Fixed Wing Training

Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot (helicopter) or Fixed Wing Pilot (airplane) components. These tracks share a common core of general education and general aviation core courses. Our specialized flight labs, located at the Cedar City, Utah Airport (CDC), include state-of-the-art aircraft that will get you off the ground in no time.

Earn Pilot Licenses and Ratings

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

We offer helicopter and airplane courses in; Private Helicopter Pilot, Private Airplane Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Helicopter Pilot, Commercial Airplane Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument.

Additional Special Curriculum courses are offered in the following: Turbine Transition, External Load, Mountain Flying, Robinson R44 Transition, SFAR 73 Transition, and both Single Engine and Multi Engine fixed wing training.

Degree Options

  • Applied Associate in Aviation
  • There are many bachelor's degrees offered at SUU that will enhance your aviation goals…  We even offer a bachelor's degree in general studies (BSGS).  See your advisor to pick the best Major that is right for your career path.

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Notice: For students using veteran's educational benefits please be aware that aviation degree options may be subject to VA restrictions. Veterans are encouraged to discuss any restrictions with the SUU Veteran Center.