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Hodges University Program

Flight Train with AeroGuard While You Obtain Your Bachelor’s Degree with Hodges University online.

AeroGuard Flight Training Center and Hodges University have partnered to offer students a way to receive high-quality flight training while earning their Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation at the same time.

Through this partnership, students will be able to complete their flight training with AeroGuard as part of their accredited bachelor’s degree which will be completed online, or in person with Hodges University. As part of an accredited bachelor’s degree, students are eligible to use Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) to help pay for their training and education costs.

While attending AeroGuard, students can complete their Bachelor of Science degree and obtain their Private Pilot through Commercial Licenses in less than 3 years. Students can also elect to include their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) ratings for degree transfer credit as well. Additionally, students will be eligible for scholarships and grants through Hodges University, in addition to other forms of federal and private student loans.

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Hodges University Flight Training

Hodges University Flight Training Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation, from Hodges University, offers students flight training through 4 certifications and ratings in FAA Part 141 locations.

As a Flight Training Affiliate for Hodges University, students are able to complete their flight training portion of their Bachelor of Science at AeroGuard, while completing all other courses 100% online. Alternatively, for students at our Fort Myers Flight School, they can opt to take their classes with Hodges University in person on campus. The certificates and ratings included in the Hodges University Program are Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Single Engine, and Commercial Pilot Multi Engine.

Certified Flight Instructor certifications are not included within the Hodges University program; however, students may elect to complete these ratings through AeroGuard for additional transfer course credit with Hodges University.

Required Aviation Courses at Hodges University


  • Introduction to Aviation
  • Aviation Law
  • Flight Physiology
  • Aviation Safety
  • Global Navigation & International Flight Planning
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Crew Resource Management – Human Factors of Flight
  • Capstone Directed Research Project
  • Aerodynamics & Performance
  • Airline Management
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems & Performance

Flight Training Financing

In additional to the degree program and flight training, students are also able to take advantage of the following support and options.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • EASE Grant (Florida Residents)
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Hodges University Scholarships
  • Federal Work Study
  • Student Loans/Federal Direct Student Loans

These loans, federal and local assistance, and scholarship opportunities can help to make the dream of learning to fly and pursuing a career as a professional pilot a reality for those who may otherwise struggle to afford high quality pilot training.

The Hodges University Program is available at these campuses:

Success in the Hodges University Program

The carefully optimized, high-quality curriculum offered at AeroGuard has helped thousands of students realize their dreams of becoming a professional pilot. Through Hodges University’s flight training affiliate program, students can let their dreams take flight at a fast pace all while earning their Bachelor of Science to help them advance in their career.

At AeroGuard, students have access to a large fleet of 70+ well-maintained aircraft across five campus locations, dedicated instructors, and student support. As they move through the program, it’s imperative for students to utilize the resources available to them for their success.

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