Minor in Aviation Professional Pilot

About the Aviation Professional Pilot Minor

This minor allows you to obtain a private pilot certificate as you learn about flight principles, meteorology, and aircraft systems. CWU succeeds when you succeed. Our greatest reward is in seeing you thrive and achieve your life goals. When you take flight, we can soar, too.

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Why Study Aviation Professional Pilot at CWU?

CWU is home to the only fully accredited public university aviation degree program in the Pacific Northwest that owns its own fleet of aircraft.

From state-of-the-art technology to award winning flight instructors, you will receive the very best preparation for a degree and career in aviation.

Study Aviation Professional Pilot at CWU

Take to the skies with a Professional Pilot Minor, gain essential skills in flight training, navigation, and aviation safety.

Where is this program offered? 

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 


Our Aviation program has a partnership with Horizon Air to provide financial assistance and a defined pathway for talented aviators to become commercial airline pilots. 

“I came in here knowing absolutely nothing and now I’m a commercial pilot. It’s such a cool job in general—the lifestyle, the traveling, and then also once you start flying, you start falling in love with flying.” Sera Cook graduated in 2022 and is now serving as a Certified Flight Instructor, at CWU Wildcat Aviation.

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