College Students

College Programs


A college education is a definite advantage in the aviation industry.  Most Major Airlines prefer their pilots to have a degree, and approved Bachelor's degree programs may provide 500 "credit" hours toward an ATP Certificate.  Approved Associate's degree programs may provide 250 "credit" hours.  That can put you a step ahead in the journey to the coveted Captain's seat. 

CTI Professional Flight Training offers endless possibilities and ultimate flexibility to the college students considering a career as a pilot.  With a large fleet of new aircraft and a full staff of Certified Flight Instructors, we can accommodate almost any schedule.  CTI Professional Flight Training's flagship collegiate programs:

University of Memphis Bachelor of Science in Commercial Aviation

You now have the option of earning your B.S. in Aviation through the University of Memphis. Throughout the program you will accomplish your flight training at CTI Professional Flight Training's Tennessee location.  If you do choose to apply, ask about the "CTI Professional Flight Training Fund" which we created in 2021 with a $50,000 donation to assist qualified students with their private pilot flight fees!  Learn more HERE

Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global offers two Accelerated Paths to Your Degree and ATP. You Decide the Path That’s Right for You. Is your ambition to be a professional pilot? Purdue's bachelor’s degree in professional flight prepares you with a broad knowledge of the aviation industry and offers all your nonflight courses 100% online. Learn more HERE

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