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Get your wings at Yavapai College

If you want to become a pilot, Yavapai College is the place to go. Prescott, Arizona is the perfect place for new pilots to learn with great weather and minimal air traffic. Our Airplane Operations degree will take you from Private Pilot all the way to CFI and CFII in as few as five semesters. This program is financial aid, veteran, and heli-crossover friendly.

If you are ready to fly, call (928) 776-2014 or email anjanette.temple@yc.edu.

If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, our Technical Aviation program will prepare you to apply for entrance to the FAA’s Air Traffic Control Academy while our Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate will instruct you on the many aspects of drone use including preparation for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Future Flight Students Apply Here


(928) 717-7777
(800) 922-6787


The Aerospace Science degree program prepares students for careers in aviation as airplane pilots, flight service specialists, dispatchers, instructors, and unmanned aircraft operators. The degree also prepares students for the entrance exam into the FAA Air Traffic Control Academy in Oklahoma City.

Short Term Certificates

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate prepares students to become professional unmanned aircraft operators.

Additional Program Information

Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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Invest in a brighter future. Explore financial aid, scholarships, payment options and grants. Click here for finacial aid infomation

YC Pipeline Career Exploration

The YC Pipeline career development and job skills platform allows YC students and Yavapai County job seekers to explore in-demand careers that align with their passions, skills, and the region's economic demands. The platform gives students and job seekers advanced insights about the exact skills, education, or certificates they need to reach their career goals. Upon completion of their profile, users will then have access to a variety of career exploration opportunities and information, including job shadowing, service learning, field experience, research, apprenticeship, further education, and other opportunities specific to Yavapai County.

Visit YC Pipeline and complete your profile.

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