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The Yavapai College District Board of Trustees has approved the proposed fee structure for the College’s private pilot training, which is part of the aviation program.

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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 student costs will be approximately $14,388, comparable to many other national programs.

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

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

Courses in the Aviation Program are taught at the Prescott Airport and at Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education Center in Prescott.

For more information about Yavapai College’s aviation program, visit or contact Matthew Mintzmyer at [email protected]

Check out the programs Yavapai College has to offer in the TG Magazine Rise of the Trades issue.

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