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What do I need to do to start flying at CNCC?


The very first thing you must do to begin flying at Colorado Northwestern is to apply with the college. Apply Here.

Schedule a Visit

To help you make this decision we highly recommend you come visit us. A typical visit includes a campus tour, meeting with Financial Aid to discuss costs, and a tour of the airport by a flight instructor who can share more information about the program with you.

Contact Information:

Recruiter/Admissions Representative

Phone: (970) 675-3214

Submit a $500 Deposit for your flight account by June 1

CNCC has 20 available positions and they will be granted to the first 20 students who have applied as an Aviation Technology student and submitted the flight account deposit. While the deadline is June 1 we recommend you submit your deposit as soon as you are sure you plan to attend. Should circumstances change, this deposit is completely refundable until August 1.

Contact  CNCC Cashier:

Phone: (970) 675-3278

What You Need to Bring 

Important: All documents must be original (not copies) and current

  • First Class Medical Certificate (click here for more information)
  • Student Pilot Certificate or Other Current Pilot Certificate/Rating (find a local flight instructor or contact a CNCC flight instructor to set up an appointment to obtain a Student Pilot Certificate)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Headset
  • Logbook
  • IPad with cellular capability (strongly recommended)
  • Noise cancelling pilot headphones (strongly recommended)

Compliance with Aviation Safety Procedures and Practices Handbook

This program may have additional requirements necessary to obtain the industry/regulatory certificate as found on the following websites, and students are encouraged to review those requirements prior to enrollment. 

Aviation, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) - https://www.faa.gov/

TSA Security Requirements 

U.S. Citizens 

Due to the new TSA regulations, applicants who are U.S. Citizens are required to supply a certified copy of their birth certificate.  Prior to the start of Fall Semester, flight students must submit a certified copy of their birth certificate.

Non-U.S. Citizens 

All non-U.S. Citizens are required to fill out an application for training with the federal government. For more information, see https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/home.

Does the school have residential housing for students who wish to live on campus while completing their degree /  certificate program?

Colorado Northwestern - Rangely and Craig Campus have several on and off  campus housing opportunities depending on student needs. CNCC Housing Application

Does the school offer financial aid to flight students?

Colorado Northwestern has a financial aid department dedicated to helping students offset the cost of flight training if they enroll in degree program.  For more information, please visit the Colorado Northwestern Financial Aid Office online.

What is the student-flight instructor ratio?

The greater the student to instructor ratio, the less flying time is available per student.  At Colorado Northwestern our ratio is approximately eight students per flight instructor. This ratio is sufficient to schedule more than the four flight hours per week required to complete the Commercial Certificate within two years.

Does the school own their own fleet of aircraft?

Colorado Northwestern owns, operates and maintains our own fleet of aircraft.  We employ a full-time FAA certified airframe and powerplant mechanic at the airport to ensure that our airplanes are maintained properly.

Other general information

CNCC Course Catalog 

Admission Information: pg. 17

Degree Requirements: pg. 67

Tuition and Fees: pg. 26

Flight Fees: pg. 27


Program Contact Information

 Rangely Aviation Program Coordinator                                                                                                              
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Office: (970) 675-3223
Rangely Badge Recruiter
Kat Tredeaux

Office: (970) 675-3214
Cell: (970) 629-1836
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Phone: (800) 562-1105


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 1,800 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.

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