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Why Choose Aviator College for Your Associate of Science Degree

Why Choose Aviator College for Your Associate of Science DegreeLocation is very important when you are looking for a flight training school. Florida is a great place to earn your wings. The moderate and mild climate makes flight training a pleasure. The good weather allows you to log more flying hours faster, get your degree quicker and be on the way sooner to your new aviation career. Ft. Pierce is a small city with friendly people – without congested traffic on the ground or in the air.

Aviator College – situated in the beautiful city of Ft. Pierce, Florida, is the perfect place to embark on your flight training career. It is a fully accredited flight school with state-of-the-art facilities and a modern fleet and equipment. Once you tour our facility, you will see for yourself that not all flight training schools are the same – Aviator College is one of the best flight training schools in the country.

The mission of Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology is to provide practical and educational opportunities that emphasize the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for a fulfilling career in aviation throughout a lifetime of technological and social change.

Accreditation and Licensing
FAA Certified

All flight training courses at Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology are certified by the FAA Certificate # BEJS028K.

State of Florida Licensed

Aviator 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

Aviator College Welcomes International Students

Aviator College is one of only a handful of aviation colleges in the country that can issue the F-1 student visa. They are renowned for their international staff and for their reputation for providing the opportunity for you to log more flight hours. Now – with the F-1 student visa – every flight student in the world can benefit from the superior flight training that Aviator College offers.

Aviator College offers “hands on” flight training in an idyllic campus setting. It has beautiful state-of-the-art facilities, a dedicated faculty and staff, and a long history of providing quality aviation education. The curriculum ensures that students receive the skills and knowledge required to excel in today’s highly competitive aviation market.

Associates of Science Degree Program in Aeronautical Science

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology (ACAST) offers a two-year Associates of Science Degree program in Aeronautical Science. This degree includes one-on-one practical flight training. Aviation theory courses are taught in a formal classroom environment. Graduates from this program will receive all commercial and flight instructor certificates, along with their degree. Aviator has been a leader in multi-engine flight training for over 27 years. Over 5,000 graduates are employed as professional pilots worldwide. The flight training programs are FAA certified, accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and licensed by the State of Florida Commission for Independent Education.

The college provides the most cost effective program for a two year degree in an aviation related field. Michael Cohen, President and Founder is proud to say that: “Flying at the college is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, rain or shine. Learning to fly in these conditions will give you the ability to fly anywhere in the world with the knowledge and experience required.

To earn the Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science the student must earn a minimum of 71 credit hours to include: 18 General Education credits, 25 credit hours of lower division ground schools and flight training, 22 credit hours of upper division training, and 6 elective credits. Aviation courses are listed in order of progression.

Aviator College Financing Options

The United States Department of Education (DOE) has deemed Aviator College eligible to participate in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. This requires the College to adhere to Federal Aid program guidelines and is subject to the availability of funds. The amount of aid a student can receive is based on the cost of attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status, and length of attendance. Aviator College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to gather the information needed in determining a student’s financial aid eligibility.

In addition, Aviator College has been approved with PNC Bank and Sallie Mae, to offer Private Educational Loans to our potential and current students.

For scholarships and other financing options, please visit Financing page or contact Aviator.

Veterans Benefits

Aviator is approved to offer Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) Benefits, and Chapter 31
Aviator College is also approved by the Veteran’s Administration under the GI Bills for both the academic tuition and flight training fees.

To qualify for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) benefits the following steps are to be completed:
1.Complete the VonApp at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov.
2.Complete a change of venue 22-1995 (if you have used benefits in the past)
3.Send to the Financial Aid Office a copy of your DD214 Member 4.
4.Send to the Financial Aid Office a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.

Enrolling at Aviator College is a five step process:

It is highly recommended candidates visit the college and complete an interview with Admissions. Click on the “Schedule a Visit”  tab at the top of the page.

  1. Complete the Online Application & Deposit Form , Your deposit will be held on your student account and will secure your enrollment date.
  2. All students submit a $500.00 deposit. $ 150.00 is a non refundable deposit, and $ 350.00 will be applied to your student account.
  3. International students will be issued the I-20 upon receipt of the online application & deposit form. There is an additional $500 deposit for visa processing. Your I-20 will be issued. When you receive the I-20, please take it to the U.S. Embassy in your country for approval. Please inform the school of your arrival date and flight information two weeks prior to arrival. A school representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to Aviator College. Remember we must have a complete physical address in order to have a courier service deliver the I-20. TSA fingerprinting fee $ 99.00 Registration can be completed here
  4. Submit all required eligibility documentation including, an “official transcript” stamped, sealed and sent directly from high school and all colleges attended, copies of any pilot certificates received, college entrance examination scores (ACT, SAT, CLAST or equivalent), TOFEL scores (if required), and any material that will help the registrar’s office determine eligibility for enrollment and transfer credit. Note you may send an unofficial transcript for planning purposes; however the college must have an official transcript on file before the start of classes. You may email, fax or mail these documents. Students from foreign countries are now required to be ICAO level 4 English. Aviator College offers Aviation English and ICAO testing on campus. Review our catalog for countries that are exempt from the exam.
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