Two ATP Students Crouching and Looking Into the Distance

Earn College Credit for Pilot Certificates Online Degree Programs

ATP Flight School students can be awarded credit for their pilot certificates, placing you on the fast track to a college degree in aviation. When combined with the Flex Track Airline Career Pilot Program, the following university options provide you with an accelerated degree solution by allowing you to train and complete online courses simultaneously.

Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University (UVU) offers an online Professional Pilot Bachelor’s Degree. UVU will award up to 30 hours of transfer credit for FAA Certificates earned at ATP. An additional 10 credit hours may be awarded for the ATP CTP included in the Airline Career Pilot Program. With just 120 credit hours required to graduate from UVU, ATP graduates can have a third of their total coursework completed through their pilot certificates and ATP CTP experience.

The online program degree is perfect for ATP graduates wishing to complete a college degree while working full-time as regional airline pilots or for Flex Track students interested in earning their aviation degree faster, by concurrently training and completing college courses. Students enrolled in an online degree at UVU have the same benefits as on-campus students, including federal financial aid, to assist with tuition.

Request More Information »

Embry ­Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide and Online

Embry ­Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) will grant academic credit up to 34 credit hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation to ATP students who earn a FAA Commercial Pilot License with Single and Multi-­Engine Instrument ratings and a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (all included in the Airline Career Pilot Program).

Request More Information »

You Can Become an Airline Pilot Airline Career Pilot Program

Learn More »

Two ATP students talking

Do I Need a Degree to be a Pilot?

The answer to this question is both ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Learn more about what the college education requirements are to become an airline pilot.

Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“ATP prepared me for airline training at PSA Airlines and the 121 training environment.”