Bachelor of Science (BS) in Aviation Professional Pilot

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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Aviation Professional Pilot

New regulatory requirements, changes in pilot retirement age, too few pilots entering the industry, and natural growth in the air transportation market are all contributing to the burgeoning demand for aircraft and commercial pilots.

The BS in Aviation Professional Pilot program is designed to train aviation professionals to fill these high-demand roles, as well as meet future needs as the increasing use of technology changes the way planes are operated.

You’ll gain hands-on flight training and a firm foundation in flight operations, airport operations, safety, risk management, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, aviation technologies, and piloting skills, as well as aeronautical science, aerodynamics, weather, and navigation.

You'll graduate prepared for a variety of aviation careers with flight expertise, technical skills, and FAA certification.

Why Capitol?

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Informed by industry partners. Built for real-world demand.

Our advisory board meets with industry partners every year, which includes airlines, manufacturers, flight schools, and organizations like the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), to stay on top of emerging trends, changing customer needs, and new technologies.

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If you can fly in Baltimore/DC, you can fly anywhere.

The Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC region has three international Class B airports as well as many towered and non-towered airports and is one of the busiest Class B airspaces in the world. You’ll be prepared to fly anywhere in the world by training in and out of the DC Special Flight Rule Area (SFRA) daily.

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Hands-on training taught by faculty practitioners.

With our small class sizes and curriculum focused on hands-on training, you'll receive more individualized coaching from our faculty, many of whom are current practitioners and experts in the field. You’ll also learn to fly with our flight training partners.

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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more about The Capitol Commitment.

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Market Demand for Aviation Professionals 

In the next 20 years, the air travel industry will need 649,000 pilots, which comes out to about 32,000 pilots needed a year. This demand comes from more than 25% of commercial pilots reaching the mandatory retirement age in the next decade, as well as the increased demand for air travel around the world.

Degree Details

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Professional Pilot Total Credits: 120

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • Full-time tuition is $13,175 per semester, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $763 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
  • For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility.
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

Find additional information for 2024-2025 undergraduate tuition and fees.

Additional Lab Fees

Note: Lab fees reflect costs for flight instruction conducted at our partner location. The lab fee may not be enough to complete the certificate or rating sought; sometimes the student may have to provide additional out of pocket funding.

AVT-142 Private Pilot Flight Airplane Pt. I $7,500
AVT-144 Private Pilot Flight Airplane Pt. II $7,000
AVT-242 Instrument Rating Flight Airplane Pt. I $7,000
AVT-244 Instrument Rating Flight Airplane Pt. II $6,500
AVT-342 Commercial Pilot Flight Airplane Pt. I $13,000
AVT-344 Commercial Pilot Flight Airplane Pt. II $13,000
AVT-442 CFI Flight Airplane $9,000
AVT-444 CFII Flight Airplane $6,000
AVT-446 Multiengine Airplane Addon Flight $5,500
AVT-448 Multiengine Instructor (MEI) Flight $9,000
Total lab fees for Aviation Professional Pilot BS effective Fall, 2023 $83,500


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