In the United States more than 230 two- and four-year colleges offer non-engineering aviation degrees. Many of them offer the same degrees, but no two are alike. Each of them offers a number of similar but variable options to their degree programs, and not all of them offer the same degrees, which makes the selection of the school that's "just right for you" all the more difficult.
To increase your chances of finding a flight school or aviation college that meets all of your specific needs and requirements, a thorough research is necessary. Because your education plays such an important part in determining your future, the process of selecting a college or university should be meticulous, thorough, and pragmatic. Before you can find what you want, you must know exactly what you need. In addition to most common factors such as location, degree programs available
and quality of instructors, consider the following factors in your search for a good flight school.
Accreditation and Licensing
For 45 years, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary schools and colleges.
As a recognized accrediting agency, ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring a quality education for 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions.
There are two types of schools. One is normally referred to as an "FAA-approved school
" and the other as a "non-approved school." Enrollment in an FAA-approved school usually ensures a high quality of training. FAA-approved schools meet prescribed standards with respect to equipment, facilities, personnel, and curricula. However, many excellent pilot schools find it impractical to qualify for the FAA certification, and are referred to as non-approved schools. One of the differences between FAA-approved schools and non-approved schools is that fewer flight hours are required to qualify for a pilot certificate in an FAA-approved school. The requirement for a private pilot certificate is 40 hours in a non-approved school, and 35 hours in an approved school. However, since most people require 60 to 75 hours of training, this difference may be insignificant for a private pilot certificate.
Assistance for International Students
If you are an international flight training student
from Columbia, Bolivia or Korea and thinking about doing your flight training in the US, you have some unique challenges. Look for an aviation college that has international students in attendance, VISA assistance
and great resources such as International Service Center Department.
Accreditation and Licensing For Aviator College
Licensed by the
State of Florida Commission For Independent Education License #4155.
Aviator Flight Training Academy is a Division of Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology
, which is licensed by the State of Florida Commission for Independent Education and Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
All flight training courses at Aviator College of Aeronautical
Science & Technology are certified by the FAA Certificate #
State of Florida Licensed
College of Aeronautical Science & Technology is licensed by the
State of Florida to offer a degree program, license #4155.
Aviator College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools, and Colleges (ACCSC).
Title IV Approved
The Federal Department of Education has approved Aviator College to
administer Title IV funds in the form of FFEL Loans, Direct Loans, PELL
Grants and more.
BBB A Rating
Aviator College has earned an "A" rating" with the United States Better Business Bureau
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