Aviation Tech

Aviation Technology Flight AAS & Cert

Aviation Technology Flight AAS & Certificate

Thank you for your interest in Colorado Northwestern Community College Aviation Technology Flight program. We have been teaching people how to fly airplanes for over fifty years. Here, you'll discover a national-caliber program with well-seasoned instructors, state of the art aircraft, miles of unrestricted air space, and a nationally-ranked intercollegiate flight team. The Flight program is based out of Rangely Airport, a county facility managed by CNCC, just two miles from the main campus. The program offers all levels of flight-training and certification from Private Pilot all the way to Flight Instructor certification. Our Bridge to Bachelor's Degree Program helps our CNCC graduates transfer to Metro State University in Denver to continue working towards a BSA in Aviation & Aerospace Science. Click here to learn more!


What sets CNCC Aviation apart?

  • Great location in Northwestern Colorado - wide open airspace - where you learn "Mountain Flying" on every flight
  • Small ratio of instructors to students so you have more individual attention
  • Costs are among the lowest in the nation for degree flight programs
  • Membership in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association
  • Credit for prior learning and flexibility of start times through independent study
  • Good weather that allows us to fly 320+ days out of the year
  • Get an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of General Studies degree while learning to fly
  • Financial Aid eligible 
  • Federal aviation administration part 141 flight training that allows graduates the ability to enter the airlines with reduced hours.
  • On-campus housing just two miles from the airport
  • College-owned fleet of aircraft



Program Contact Information

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AVT Coordinator
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(970) 675-3290

AVT Program Director
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(970) 675-3291

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.