The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved the proposed fee structure for the College’s Private Pilot training, part of the Aviation Program.

At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Board approved the College’s request for fees, differential tuition, and other program costs, allowing classes to be offered this fall. YC will partner with Leighnor Aircraft to lease the Private Pilot training aircraft. Total costs for students will be approximately $14,388, comparable to many other nationwide programs.

Classes are set to being this fall semester

YC already offers FAA-approved training in instrument pilot, commercial single-engine, commercial multi-engine, commercial flight instructor, and commercial instrument flight instructor with its partner, NorthAire.

The aviation industry needs an influx of trained pilots, and Yavapai College is equipped to train students in private and commercial pilot training in just two years.

Classes for the Aviation Program are taught at the Prescott Airport and the Yavapai College Career and Technical Education Center in Prescott.

For more information on the Yavapai College Aviation Program, visit or contact Matthew Mintzmyer at