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Cadet Program plus 4 year degree?

josieluvs
New Arrival

The 225 Cadet program sounds amazing, but I'm unclear on how it works with the Pilot's requirement for a 4 year degree. If a high school graduate joins the program, completes the cadet program successfully, are they still required to also complete a 4-year college program to be eligible to become a First Officer Pilot?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Cadet Program plus 4 year degree?

Passenger1C
Active Member

@josieluvs have you checked out the FAQ part of the programs?  

 

https://careers.southwestair.com/D225FAQ

 

Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Good luck to you! 


SWA Passenger, Community Champion

Re: Cadet Program plus 4 year degree?

josieluvs
New Arrival

I did, thanks! The closest thing to an answer was: "Destination 225° was created to equip participants with the skills needed to start their career as a Southwest First Officer and is designed to build a pipeline of talented Pilots for Southwest." However, it also links to to the requirements of a pilot here: https://careers.southwestair.com/pilots  which clearly states you need a four year degree. 

I'm trying to determine if the new cadet program replaces that need or not.