Complete your associate degree in Aviation Flight at Spartan College while earning 6 FAA certifications and ratings.¹ In addition to a customized SkyWest experience, you may qualify for several exclusive benefits as you complete specific milestones toward graduation – and Spartan scholarships, if you qualify.
The SkyWest Pilot Career Pathway engages Cadets throughout their education experience. This opportunity allows you to train for the professional pilot team at the largest U.S. regional airline.² Students can enjoy their SkyWest experience throughout their educational journey at Spartan College.
Your benefits look like:
*Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
Speak to an admissions representative, who can provide additional information on Spartan’s acceptance criteria and enrollment process.
Connect with a SkyWest representative about the details and benefits of becoming a SkyWest Cadet while training at Spartan College.
In as few as 17 months, complete our FAA Part 141 approved associate degree (AAS) in Aviation Flight. Fly toward your six certifications and ratings in our new fleet of Piper Archers.
After graduation, apply and interview to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at our flight school to complete 1,250 flight hours. Our program qualifies for a restricted privilege ATP certificate.⁴
Graduates approaching 1,000 flight hours are given a priority interview with SkyWest Airlines. The Pilot Career Pathway also gives you access to interview preparation, mentoring, and networking through SkyWest.
Meet the admissions criteria for the pathway program along with Spartan’s academic requirements.
Speak to one of our Admissions Representatives, who can provide additional information and help you through the application process.
In as few as 17 months, you can complete our FAA Part 141 approved program and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at an ACCSC accredited college earning your Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Single Engine, Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) certifications.*
After graduation, recieve a guaranteed interview to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at our flight school and help train more SkyWest cadets to become pilots.
When you graduate with your AAS in Aviation Flight you become qualified to reduce your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) hours to 1,250, which you can accumulate as a CFI.
As you approach your 1,250 hours, be among the first to interview with SkyWest Airlines. Being a part of the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College gives you access to interview prep, mentoring, and networking.
1,250 ATP FLIGHT TIME
Our low CFI-to-student ratio allows you up to four lessons per week. Plus, Spartan College’s FAA Part 141 program requires fewer flying hours than the 1,500-hour base requirement.⁴
² The SkyWest Pilot Career Pathway (“Pathway”) is intended to provide SkyWest with a pipeline of prospective pilots. The Pathway is available to interested Spartan College students who are enrolled in the Aviation Flight Degree Program (“Program”). Pathway terms and availability may be subject to change. Spartan students in the Pathway may be eligible for Education Assistance from SkyWest subject to meeting specific benchmarks within the Program and after graduation. Any Education Assistance is paid by SkyWest directly to the student and requires a contract between SkyWest and the student. Spartan College is not a party to any contract between SkyWest and the student. Graduates of the Program are not eligible for employment as a pilot with SkyWest until logging 1,250 flight hours post-graduation. Employment with SkyWest is not guaranteed. Students in the Pathway may also be eligible for a Spartan College scholarship. See the College Catalog for additional details.
³ COVID-19 restrictions may apply.
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