Northwest College Admissions
Associates of Science Aeronautics
Choice Aviation and Northwest College’s aviation program is what you’ve been looking for. Our comprehensive program will provide you with the knowledge, practical experience and degree that will ensure successful navigation in the existing world of aeronautics. This is your opportunity to discover the wonder and awe of aviation!
Learn to fly using some of the most modern training facilities and tools in the region. Flight instruction is available throughout the year in an aircraft from our diverse fleet of Cessnas. As a student pilot, you will be trained by our FAA Certified Flight instructors in our professionally maintained aircraft. Choice Aviation offers both Part 61 and Part 141 training curriculum and is an FAA approved PSI testing center for all knowledge exams.
If you’re not sure about becoming a pilot, take a ‘Discovery Flight’ with one of our instructors. For just $75, enjoy a half-hour flight with us and see how fun and exciting it is to fly. We will introduce you to the Cessna aircraft, show you the pre-flight checks performed before each flight, and then take a short, local flight around the airport. We will even let you take the controls once we are airborne so you can find out what it feels to control the airplane.
Our instructors are certified single engine, multi-engine and instrument instructors. We can answer any questions you may have and get you started today towards your pilots license.
|Fall Semester 1|
|AVTN 1500||Survey of Aeronautics||2|
|AVTN 2510||Private Pilot Ground||4|
|AVTN 2520||Private Pilot Flight||4|
|ENGL 1010||English I: Introduction to Composition||3|
|MATH 1400||College Algebra||4|
|Total Credits – Fall Semester 1||17|
|Spring Semester 1|
|AVTN 2600||Instrument Pilot Ground||4|
|AVTN 2620||Instrument Pilot Flight||4|
|*ENGL 1020||English II: Introduction to Literature||3|
|*ART 1010 or MUSC 1010||Introduction to Art or Introduction to Music||3|
|*MATH 1405||Precalculus Trigonometry||3|
|Total Credits – Spring Semester 1||17|
|Fall Semester 2|
|AVTN 2705||Commercial Pilot Ground – Stage I||3|
|AVTN 2720||Commercial Pilot Flight- Stage I||3|
|HIST 1221 or POLS 1000||US from 1865 or American & Wyoming Government||3|
|*PHYS 1110||General Physics (with lab)||4|
|*CO/M 1010||Public Speaking||3|
|Total Credits – Fall Semester 2||16|
|Spring Semester 2|
|**AVTN 2710||Commercial Pilot Ground – Stage II (Capstone)||3|
|AVTN 2730||Commercial Pilot Flight- Stage II||3|
|*ECON 1010 or ECON 1020||Macroeconomics or Microeconomics||3|
|*ANTH 1200 or ANTH 2210||Cultural Anthropology or North American Indian Cultures||3|
|HLED 1270 or HLED 1271||Wellness or Diet and Exercise||3 or 2|
|*Capstone||Elective (any class student chooses of at least 2 credits)||2|
|Total Credits Spring Semester 2||16 or 17|
|Grand Total Credit Hours||66 or 67|
The Aeronautics program allows students to complete academic coursework and flight training toward an Associate of Science degree in Aeronautics and a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Students who successfully complete the program can use it for transfer to a four-year college or as a terminal degree, which would qualify them for a variety of entry-level positions in the aviation industry. This program combines a foundation of general education with technical studies in flight training. Students will earn private pilot and commercial pilot certificates with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Expected Student learning outcomes from completion of the program:
- Demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a commercial pilot certificate (single and multi-engine) and instrument rating
- Employ a systematic approach to the mental process used by pilots to consistently determine the best course of action in response to a given set of circumstances (ADM)
- Demonstrate adequate crew resource management including weather service, air traffic control, dispatch, maintenance, and cabin crew members (CRM)
- Demonstrate an awareness of career pathways for the aviation industry
Your flight training can be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll make. The dividends are immeasurable for those who demand just a little more out of life than others. There are many career opportunities in the field in which you can utilize the experience you will acquire throughout your training. For some, funding may be a challenge, and we understand. We have made the investment ourselves and can share with you a few tips to assist in yours. Listed below are a few resources to assist:
- Personal or Family Resources – you will find great satisfaction in putting your own skin in the game. An investment into your future will pay dividends for years to come.
- Student Scholarships – Northwest College has several scholarships available, including a few specifically for our Aeronautic program. Contact Northwest College Scholarship Technician to explore your options.
- Financial Aid – There are a variety of financial aid options to help fund your educational expenses at NWC. Contact Sam Harper, Northwest College Financial Aid Assistant, about resources available to you.
- Aviation Industry – the Aircraft Owners & Pilot’s Association (AOPA) has many resources to assist you in reaching your goals.