Nov 27, 2021  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

Aviation - Fixed-Wing Pilot Emphasis (A.A.S.)

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Program Summary

Southern Utah University offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation with three specializations: Rotor-Wing (helicopter) Pilot, Fixed Wing (airplane) Pilot, and Unmanned Aircraft Operator. These specialized tracks share a common core of General Education  courses. The two Pilot specializations share a common core of general aviation courses. The Unmanned Aircraft Operator specialization allows many of the same general aviation courses but it has its own list of core required courses. Specialized flight labs for the two Pilot specializations involve simulators and various aircraft which are housed at the Cedar City Airport. Unmanned Aircraft Operator flight labs include flying a simulator and a variety of unmanned aircraft systems at various locations both on campus and off campus. For further information, please visit

Program Information

  • Courses marked with an asterisk (*) can be applied to either the Fixed-Wing Pilot or Rotor-Wing Pilot specializations.
  • Students who wish to complete both Pilot specializations will likely require total credits above those listed here.

Associate of Applied Science General Education Requirement (15-17 Credits)

For an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation degree, 15-17 credit hours are required in the following areas:

  • One course in the English core
  • One course in each of the following core categories: Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics) and American Institutions
  • One course from the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Areas
  • One course from any remaining Knowledge Area not completed above (minimum 3 Credits)

Aviation - Fixed-Wing Pilot Curriculum Summary (54-55 Credits)

Fixed-Wing Pilot Emphasis (24-25 Credits)

Select One of the Following Combinations

Total Credits, A.A.S. Degree: 69-71

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