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RBA for Pilots and A&Ps

Pilots and A&P mechanics, do you need to finish your degree?

If not having a degree has your career on hold, WVU Tech can help. We offer:

  • Credit for FAA pilot and mechanic certificates
  • Transfer credit for previous college courses
  • Online courses
  • Aviation specific courses (Aviation Law, Aviation Safety, etc.)
  • Affordable tuition
  • No out-of-state tuition surcharges 

In Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the number 42 is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” For pilots, that magic number is 49. That's the number of credits a fully rated professional pilot can earn from FAA certificates. For A&Ps, that number is 67.  Add to that the credits you have from previous colleges, the military and CLEP tests, and you've well on your way toward completing the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.

Let’s be clear, you still have work to do. You will need to take courses, and you will learn. But the RBA program gives you tremendous flexibility in deciding what courses work best for you and your career while maximizing credit for what you have already learned. We work with you personally to determine your best options.

Here are the basic requirements:

  • Total credit hours - 120
  • Upper division credit hours (300-400 level courses) - 39
  • General education credit hours (English, math, history, etc.) - 36
  • Residency credit hours (courses taken at WVU Tech or other WV colleges) - 24

The aviation hiring boom is here. It’s been 50 years since the last major airline hiring binge, and who knows how long this one will last. Don’t let not having that degree keep you from landing the job you always wanted.