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Old 08-22-2016, 01:31 PM   #1  
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Neighbors son has 60 credits plus all his CFI ratings.

Anyone recommend a good online college to finish up? Aviation management or Flight Operations.
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An aviation degree is pretty useless unless you're using it to get into 121 with less than 1500 hours.

I think UVU has an online program, but Im pretty sure instrument and commercial have to be done 141.

Shouldn't your neighbor's kid be doing the research?
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I tried a few schools and finished through Liberty. They accepted all of my ratings and previous credits a had an excellent curriculum. The school and the instructors were all very accomodating. If he or his parents are Mil or vets it's $250/credit with no tech fees and a $100/class book voucher.
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After trying a few schools I finished through Liberty. They accepted all my credits and ratings and the curriculum is excellent.

If he or his parents are mil or vets they have fantastic discounts. $250/credit plus $100/class book voucher and no tech fees.

He could finish in a year for about $8k total.

I agree that for a new student a degree in other than aviation is best. However, applying ratings is the fastest way to finish a degree. After you're hired you'll have a couple years on reserve and/or in a crash pad to get an MBA as a back-up in case you need it.
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After trying a few schools I finished through Liberty. They accepted all my credits and ratings and the curriculum is excellent.

If he or his parents are mil or vets they have fantastic discounts. $250/credit plus $100/class book voucher and no tech fees.

He could finish in a year for about $8k total.

I agree that for a new student a degree in other than aviation is best. However, applying ratings is the fastest way to finish a degree. After you're hired you'll have a couple years on reserve and/or in a crash pad to get an MBA as a back-up in case you need it.
How many credits did they give you for private through multi instructor?

Thanks for the info!

What degree program name?

Flight ops or Aviation management?
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I did everglades Univ. It was decent. Expensive. They took a ton of credits, like more than half of what was required to graduate. I had 70+ from Community college and flying.
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An aviation degree is pretty useless unless you're using it to get into 121 with less than 1500 hours.

I think UVU has an online program, but Im pretty sure instrument and commercial have to be done 141.

Shouldn't your neighbor's kid be doing the research?
Why is it useless for getting into the airlines with more than 1500 hours?

A degree is a degree. Unless you're learned a trade you're planning on practicing, it's a place holder, qualifier, letters by your name.

For checking a box, an aviation degree is as good as any other degree.
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Eastern New Mexico University online. About as inexpensive as you'll get, if you can stomach the head of their program.
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The OP shouldn't be checking a box, he should be getting an education. Aviation is a craft, not worthy of a degree, but lots of it does require a degree--engineering, law, teaching.

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The OP shouldn't be checking a box, he should be getting an education. Aviation is a craft, not worthy of a degree, but lots of it does require a degree--engineering, law, teaching.

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An aeronautical engineer requires a degree, as does an aviation attorney, and some (but not all) teaching jobs require a degree.

For those seeking employment as a pilot, no one particularly cares about the discipline of the degree.

Let's not equate a degree with an education. The two are not the same.
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