Bachelor of Commercial Aviation in Flight Operations
Delta State University’s bachelor’s program in Flight Operations is one of the premier choices for students who desire a career as a professional pilot. Industry professionals agree that Delta State University graduates display the highest levels of proficiency and professionalism, which make them prime candidates for positions in today’s aviation marketplace. Virtually all graduates of DSU’s aviation program advance to excellent positions with professional, corporate, charter, regional, and major airlines, as well as the military.
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Why Choose Flight Operations at DSU?
There are several exciting aspects of Delta State’s Flight Operations program that make it stand out from others. One of the most thrilling is that students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology. This allows students to gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment, preparing them for the real-world challenges they will face in their careers. Additionally, the program boasts a team of expert faculty members who are both highly experienced and passionate about aviation. The aviation industry is constantly evolving and innovating, which means that there are always new opportunities and challenges to explore. Delta State’s program is designed to help students stay ahead of the curve, giving them a competitive edge as they pursue their careers as professional pilots.
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What Can I Do With a B.C.A. in Flight Operations?
Students who graduate with a B.C.A. degree in Flight Operations go on to serve as professional pilots for corporations, airlines, and the military. Some graduates also serve as flight instructors at universities. Because of the rapidly growing field of aviation, many of our graduates rapidly move up in the rankings at airlines, with some becoming airline Captains in as few as 4 years.
Commercial Aviation Scholarships
Delta State’s works to meet the financial need of Commercial Aviation students. At DSU, we’re going to automatically consider you for scholarships. Some scholarships you may be considered for include opportunities for majors in commercial aviation, majors with a concentration in Flight Operations, students who are in good academic standing, students who demonstrate academic improvement, students with the highest GPA, and students who have financial need. Students may also be eligible for non-program specific scholarship opportunities.
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Applicants of this program must meet Delta State University’s admission requirements.
There are no additional program admission requirements.
The following courses are required to complete the major in Flight Operations.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|CAV 251||Private Pilot Flying||3|
|CAV 260||Aircraft Engine Operation||3|
|CAV 350||Instrument Pilot Ground||3|
|CAV 352||Commercial Pilot Ground||3|
|CAV 353||Commercial/Instrument I||3|
|CAV 354||Commercial/Instrument II||3|
|CAV 355||Commercial/Instrument III||3|
|CAV 360||Flight Instructor Ground||3|
|CAV 361||Certified Flight Instructor Flying||3|
|CAV 362||Multi-engine Ground||3|
|CAV 363||Multi-engine Flight||1|
|CAV 387||Advanced Aircraft Systems||3|
|CAV 390||Instrument Flight Instructor Ground and Flight||1|
|CAV 420||Air Carrier Equipment Operation I||3|
To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your general education requirements and the major requirements below.
|Special Degree Requirements||6|
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS||120|
DSU Flight Training Projected Program Costs (2023-2024)
These values represent the minimum flight training required for each syllabus. Includes the cost of the required FAA knowledge tests. Also included in CAV 355, 361, and 390 total costs is an estimated 1.5 hours of aircraft rental and a $350 FAA examiner’s fee.
|CAV 251||Private Pilot Single-engine||$10,007.50 (C172)
|CAV 353/354||Instrument Pilot Single-engine||$10,771.00|
|CAV 363||Private Multi-engine||$9,156.00|
|CAV 355||Commercial Multi-engine||$17,018.50|
|Commercial Single-engine add-on||$602.50|
|CAV 361||Multi-engine Flight Instructor||$7,915.00|
|Single-engine Flight Instructor add-on||$602.50|
|CAV 390||Instrument Instructor||$3,008.50|
|Additional books and resources required for training (PIM’s, FAR’s, Flying Handbook, medicals, etc…)||$1100.00|
|Total Flying Costs||$60,181.50 (CAV 251 C172)
$59,323.50 (CAV 251 C152)
Does not include any extra training necessary.