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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.

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Tim Holt

Meet the Dean

Prior to assuming his current role as Dean of the College of Aviation, Dr. Timothy Holt served a 22-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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Students in this course learn how to manage ground-based tasks vital to airline operations in preparation to take the FAA Dispatcher Written Examination.

Robertson Safety Institute

The Robertson Safety Institute (RSI) is a professional development, outreach, and consulting organization with a strategic focus on aviation and industry safety. 

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Bachelor's Degrees

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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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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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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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 Applied 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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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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Master's Degree

Master of Science in Safety Science

Safety is a critical part of aviation, manufacturing, and industrial design. The Master of Science in Safety Science (MSSS) degree program qualifies you for specialized positions in a rapidly growing, highly paid, and exciting field and provides job placement assistance upon graduation.

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College of Aviation News

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Airline Internship Gives Aeronautics Major Glimpse of Her Future

Aeronautics major Megan Gill’s report on her internship with Horizon Air highlights the opportunities of an Embry‑Riddle education.

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How to Become a Pilot

Embry‑Riddle can help you become a pilot while providing a well-rounded aviation education in a university setting.

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Prescott Campus Flight Training Center to Debut in Summer 2024

The new Robertson Flight Simulation Center “will increase operational efficiency and help ensure that students have ample opportunity for simulations training.

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Setting a Course for a Future in Air Traffic Control

Dr. Jennah Perry addresses some common questions about air traffic management for anyone interested in entering this field, vital to the aviation industry.

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