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SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program 

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BECOME A SKYWEST AIRLINES CADET AT SPARTAN COLLEGE. CLASSES STARTING SOON. CALL US TODAY: 918.831.8688

The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program

Career-Oriented Pilot Training

SkyWest engages you from day one. Complete your associate’s degree in Aviation Flight while earning 6 FAA certifications and ratings.* 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 Pathway Program at Spartan College is your opportunity to train for the professional pilot team at the largest U.S. regional airline.

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230+
Cities Serviced
2,348
Avg. Daily Departures 
43 Million
SkyWest Passengers

Up to $15,000 total 
SkyWest tuition reimbursement* awarded at 3 specific milestones:

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Your benefits look like:

 

  • Up to $15,000 total SkyWest tuition reimbursement awarded at three (3) specific milestones; (i) private pilot, (ii) instrument rating and (iii) commercial pilot.
  • Early engagement with SkyWest Airlines and exposure to their company culture.
  • Tour of SkyWest facilities* – flight and lodgings included.
  • Priority access to SkyWest mentors and representatives at events, including orientation and job fairs.
  • CFI interview with Spartan College.
  • Final interview with SkyWest Airlines.
  • Increased seniority within SkyWest's ground school class.
  • Opportunity to network with SkyWest professionals who help prepare students and instructors for airline careers.
  • Two-year commitment to SkyWest starting with your Initial Operating Experience (IOE) date.

*Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

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The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program Benefits*:

Early engagement, access to mentors and networking, a tour of SkyWest facilities**, and top seniority at SkyWest ground school.
CFI interview with Spartan College and final interview with SkyWest Airlines, conditional on satisfactory program completion.
Two-year commitment to SkyWest starting at your Initial Operating Experience (IOE) date.
*Must meet SkyWest Airlines terms and conditions.
**COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

The SkyWest Cadet Journey

Curious about how to get there?  We’ve done the legwork for you, so you can take to the sky.
Step 1
Enroll at Spartan College

Speak to an Admissions Representative, who can provide additional information on Spartan’s admissions criteria and The SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program, to help you through the enrollment process.

Step 2
Earn Your 6 FAA Certifications and Ratings*

In as few as 17 months, complete our FAA Part 141 approved program. Earn your associate’s degree while flying toward your six certifications and ratings in our new fleet of Piper Archers.

Step 3
Graduate and Train as a CFI

After graduation, apply and interview to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at our flight school to gain flight hours. These hours will go toward qualifying for your reduced Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) quota.**

Step 4
Priority Interview with SkyWest

As you approach your 1,000 hours, be among the first to interview with SkyWest Airlines in a final interview. Being a part of SkyWest’s Pilot Pathway Program gives you priority access to interview prep, mentoring, networking, and final interviews.

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Step 1
Apply and Interview for the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College

Meet the admissions criteria for the pathway program along with Spartan’s academic requirements.

Step 2
Enroll in SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College and Receive a Guaranteed Final Interview With SkyWest

Speak to one of our Admissions Representatives, who can provide additional information and help you through the application process.

Step 3
Academic Delivery in Flight School at Spartan College

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.*

Step 4
Graduate and Apply to become a CFI at Spartan College

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.

Step 5
Fly Toward Your Reduced ATP Hours**

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.

Step 6
Final Interview with SkyWest Airlines

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.

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Now Become an Active Spartan Alumni

Congrats! Presuming you’ve graduated from Spartan College and started at SkyWest Airlines – now’s the time to submit your Spartan Story to inspire future students. Stay connected with us via social media and come back to guest speak at our Open Houses. You’re also invited to mentor a Spartan student and refer any of your friends to our programs.

*Certification Disclosure

 

**While no college can guarantee employment, many FAA141 program graduates begin by applying for positions such as a Certified Flight Instructor while building flight hours to become eligible for ATP certification and regional pilot positions. ATP Certification Disclosure

BECOME A SKYWEST AIRLINES CADET AT SPARTAN COLLEGE. CLASSES STARTING SOON. CALL US TODAY: 918.831.8688

SkyWest Airlines Helps Spartans Soar

As the largest regional airline in the U.S., SkyWest Airlines boasts over 2,000 daily flights to over 230 destinations serving 43 million passengers annually with their fleet of 450+ ERJ and CRJ aircraft.

Cadets are supported along the pathway to SkyWest Airlines with their cultural pillars of Teamwork, Safety, Stability, and Professionalism. Oh, and did we mention that Forbes named them on their America’s Best Large Employers 2021 List? Which makes their Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Award and top 50 Best Places to Work in 2021 award unsurprising.

*Spartan College's FAA Part 141 program qualifies for reduced ATP to 1,250 hours.
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90+
Years of Training Pilots
40,000
Sq FT of Hangar and Classroom Space
45+
Aircraft Fleet Available for Training
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The Spartan College Difference

New Piper Archer Fleet
Garmin G1000 Avionic Systems
1,250 ATP Flight Time
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NEW PIPER ARCHER FLEET
With 30+ brand new training planes, you can start your in-flight training in your first few weeks. Earn your associate’s degree in as few as 17 months.
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GARMIN G1000 AVIONIC SYSTEM
Sophisticated systems that keep up with aviation innovation incorporate an advanced GPS system for in-depth flight training.
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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.  ATP Certification Disclosure

BECOME A SKYWEST AIRLINES CADET AT SPARTAN COLLEGE. CLASSES STARTING SOON. CALL US TODAY: 918.831.8688

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