College of Aviation

Instructor pilots pose proudly for a portrait with their fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

Sometimes it’s good to have your head in the clouds. From helicopters to commercial jets to hurricanes, Embry-Riddle Prescott's College of Aviation will help you begin a journey that will propel your future. Fueling your passion for Aviation, we offer the nation’s most comprehensive academic programs for degrees in Aviation and Aerospace-related fields. You’ll study with like-minded students from around the world, and learn from faculty whose industry expertise makes them among the top leaders in their fields. If you’re ready to let your dreams take flight, there’s no better place to land than Embry-Riddle’s College of Aviation.


Meet the Dean

Dr. Tim Holt - Dean, College of AviationDr. Timothy Holt

Prior to assuming his current role as interim Dean of the College of Aviation, Dr. Holt served a twenty-two year career in the United States Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.  A Naval Aircrewman while on active duty, he operated on both fixed wing (P-3 Orion) and rotary wing (MH-60S KnightHawk) aircraft logging over 2,500 hours as both...

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Aircraft Dispatcher

Aircraft Dispatcher

Students in this course learn how to manage ground-based tasks vital to airline operations in preparation to take the FAA Dispatcher Written Examination.

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Bachelor's Degrees

Aeronautical Science — Fixed Wing

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics — Fixed-Wing Program

The Aeronautical Science Fixed-Wing Degree blends flight training with rigorous academic study in a unique manner that provides a strong foundation for a career as a leader in the aviation industry, including airlines, corporate, commercial, and the military. This approach to aviation education gives the student added value over traditional flight training programs by focusing on the skills and knowledge required by today’s industry.

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Aeronautical Science — Rotary Wing

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics — Rotary-Wing Program

The Aeronautical Science Rotary-Wing Degree blends flight training with rigorous academics to provide a strong foundation for careers in corporate, commercial, or military aviation in a rotary-wing aircraft.

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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

The Aeronautics Degree was conceived and developed specifically for people who work or have worked in aviation careers. The curriculum was designed to build upon the aviation knowledge and skill students bring with them from their training and experience. The combination of a student's aviation education and the required and elective courses in Aeronautical Science, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Communication, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, along with professional development, prepare graduates for career growth and increased responsibility.

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Air Traffic Management

Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management

As one of the few FAA-approved Air Traffic Control programs in the country, we’ll put you on the cutting edge of system changes that will introduce new methods and means for managing the world’s aviation arteries.

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Applied Meteorology

Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology

As corporations pay more attention to the climate’s impact on business, they are including weather professionals at the decision-making level. In the Meteorology program, you’ll focus on the theory and study of climatology, as well as its applications to industrial and business operations.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The increasing use of unmanned aircraft systems has created high demand for graduates prepared to engage in surveillance and data collection in this exciting field.

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ERAU Features

FAA Memo clarifying UAS in education

The May 4, 2016, lifts the ban of flying UAS outdoors when the UAS is part of curriculum not leading to flight certification and clarifies section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. 

Insitu employee and Prescott alumnus repairs a drone.

Alumni in the Field: A Conversation with Paul Lechner (PC ’15) about the UAS Industry

Paul Lechner graduated from Embry-Riddle Prescott in 2015 and is immersed in the world of unmanned aircraft systems at Insitu.

Wingsuit engineering team at Embry-Riddle Presscott

Engineering Wingsuits for Safer Thrills

Embry-Riddle students and an Aeronautics faculty member are re-engineering wingsuits to improve aerodynamics, performance and safety.

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Contact Us

To learn more about this College or Department, or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 800-888-3728 or 928-777-6600, or email