Aviation Program - School of Business

Professional Pilot Program

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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. As a part 61 flight school SUU will uniquely prepare you for a career flying aircraft anywhere in the world.

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, Robinson R22 Transition, SFAR 73 Transition, and both Single Engine and Multi Engine fixed wing training.

Degree Options

  • Applied Associate in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of General Studies

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Notice: For students using veteran's educational benefits please be aware that due to VA regulations we are not currently enrolling students in either of our Bachelor's Degree programs, and our Associate degree program is operating from a waitlist.