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Minor in Aviation Professional Pilot

About the Minor in Aviation: Professional Pilot

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.

Why pursue an Aviation Professional Pilot minor? 

Central 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, CWU offers the very best preparation for a degree and career in aviation. 

Dr. Amy Hoover pointing towards an aircraft's landing gear, showing it to two students


Please visit the CWU Registrar’s Tuition & Fees page to learn about cost.

Degree Information 

Flight training is offered at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, WA. For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog.

To learn more about the application process, please contact the Department of Aviation.

Careers and Outcomes

This minor is often taken in conjunction with the Aviation Management degree.  Please see the Aviation Management Specialization or the Maintenance Management Specialization pages for additional career information.

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