The SBBCollege Aviation Program

Flight School

If you’ve ever had a dream of flying professionally – for the thrill, the adventure, the sense of purpose and prestige – now is the time to turn it into a reality. Due to many factors, including the looming retirement of a generation of pilots in the U.S., and the growth of air travel markets around the world, there is a projected shortage and a growing need for commercial pilots over the next 10 years.* 

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Our accelerated Associate of Science in Aviation degree program exists to meet that need – and to get you ready for a rewarding career in aviation, fast.

Delivered at our Ventura campus - and in the perfect skies of Southern California - the program offers a thorough, high-quality preparation for a career as a professional pilot.


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For those looking to study aviation in a university setting, our sister institution California Aeronautical University located at Bakersfield International Airport offers programs designed to help those looking for careers as professional pilots, including:

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You’ll get up into the air in your first term and accumulate flying hours swiftly and steadily throughout the program. With a highly professionally-focused structure and ready availability of training fleet aircraft, it’s possible to complete the program in seven 10-week terms, including ground school and in-flight instruction from an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school.

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SBBCollege is one of the longest established colleges in the U.S., with a reputation for developing the specialized skills and behaviors that employers actually want and need, we have been equipping people for genuine career success for more than 125 years.

Admission Requirements

To enter the program you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, and be able to pass a medical certification from an FAA certified examiner.


* Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics  Accessed: March 24, 2014

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Program Highlights:

  • Flight instruction from an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school.
  • Study for private and commercial pilot’s licenses – plus other key ratings including instrument, multi-engine and certified flight instructor.
  • Complete the program – including ground school and flight training - in seven 10-week terms.
  • Start flying in your first term and benefit from accelerated accumulation of flight hours.
  • Completion of the degree may reduce FAA-mandated flight time for an air transport pilot (ATP) by 250 hours.

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