Aviation Programs at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus

Aviation has been at the core of the groundbreaking degree programs that have helped Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, Campus provide the industry with skilled personnel, one student at a time.

flight students take off and fly in a Cessna 172

Aviation professionals, including pilots, maintenance technicians and air traffic controllers, are vital to ensuring the world continues connecting through the miracle of flight.

At the nation’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive aeronautical university, enrolling in an aviation-related degree program at Embry-Riddle means you will study a curriculum that prepares you for the challenges of the industry today and the opportunities it presents for tomorrow.

When it comes to aviation education, the expert faculty at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus helps set the standard for innovation and safety, and is also continually involved with the formation of national and international aviation policy.

Students benefit from hands-on learning in new, expertly maintained aircraft equipped with glass cockpits, along with leading-edge labs that replicate the nation’s airspace, state-of-the-art maintenance and avionics repair facilities, and unrivaled aviation simulation centers that showcase the latest in training technology.

What are Aviation degrees?

From Aeronautical Science to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Aviation degree programs take you beyond simply learning to fly or work as a maintenance technician. They open the door to launching a career that offers opportunities to continue your professional growth and advancement.

Where can I work with an Aviation degree from Embry-Riddle?

Our graduates work in every area of aviation and aerospace. Depending on the path you choose, you can work in airport operations, as an airline or uncrewed aircraft pilot or in the rapidly growing commercial space industry.

Students who want the best in aviation education choose the world’s best aviation and aerospace university. That’s Embry-Riddle.

What are the Aviation degree programs at the Prescott Campus?

Our cutting-edge degrees also include Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Air Traffic Management, Applied Meteorology and Aviation Business Administration. All of our programs include the key practical experience that today’s employers are looking for.

Aviation Degrees & Programs

At Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, Campus, you’ll study among fellow students and faculty who share your aviation passion, exploring all facets of the industry in an atmosphere that empowers success.

Regardless of which aspect of flight you’re most interested in, Embry-Riddle offers a degree for you with programs that accommodate full-time students, working professionals and military personnel.

Learn more about how an aviation degree from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus can help you chart a course to career success.


Professional Education

Review our non-credit continuing education offerings at proed.erau.edu.

Career Outlook

Boeing forecasts 763,000 new pilot jobs worldwide in the next 20 years. Along with the pilot increase, the company anticipates a need for 739,000 maintenance technicians in the next 20 years.

Increasing global security threats require additional personnel in aviation security. As unmanned aviation expands, demand for professionals is on the rise. It’s clear that opportunities abound in the flight industry.

As the number of daily flights throughout the world increases, the need for educated and trained personnel expands in every facet of aviation. This is a growth sector in an age when many sectors of the world’s economies are shrinking or shifting.

A degree is essential to reach your aviation-related career goals, and Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus is positioned to connect you to our network of leading aerospace companies, as well as to air carriers throughout the world.

As a graduate, you’ll join a family of more than 150,000 alumni globally who recognize the value of an Embry-Riddle education.

Boeing forecasts 899,000 New Cabin Crew, 602,000 New Commercial Pilots and 610,000 New Technicians.

The 2022 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook predicts strong growth in the aviation industry through 2041.

Source: The Boeing Company


Our faculty and students are actively involved in aviation-related research. Read about how they’re positively impacting the industry in some recent projects below.

Learning Environments at the Prescott Campus

Embry-Riddle demonstrates a commitment to offering unmatched aviation facilities to support your academic experience by providing state-of-the-art labs, advanced flight training devices, an unparalleled fleet of aircraft and renowned faculty.


Prescott, AZ Campus

  • In addition to its own state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control (ATC) Lab, the Prescott Campus offers aviation students an advanced Weather Center and Meteorology Suite, advanced flight training devices, and the most extensive and expansive Accident Investigation Lab anywhere outside of that belonging to the National Transportation Safety Board.
  • This Crash Lab, known as the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab, is the only scenario-based investigation facility for student education at any university.
  • In addition, Prescott’s Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB) gives students the instruction, resources and equipment needed to fabricate and assemble projects.
  • Our future pilots train using industry-standard aircraft and simulators.

The Prescott campus boasts an impressive fleet of aircraft that includes Cessna 172 Skyhawks and Diamond DA42 NGs.

Students can also use some of the most advanced flight training devices, including simulators, as they prepare for flight careers.