Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Aviation Building, 970.339.6688

Fixed Wing Flight - Aims Flight Training Center
656 Ed Beagles Lane
Greeley/Weld County Airport
Greeley, CO 80631


All new students to Aims or the Aviation program should first contact Beau Bienvenu, 970.339.6299.

All continuing Aims Aviation students contact the department at 970.339.6688 to be further directed.

For program specific information, contact the Aviation department or go to our page. For up-to-date information on program requirements, please see the appropriate degree or certificate information at

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Air Traffic Controller (A.A.S degree)

General Aviation Pilot (A.A.S degree)

Helicopter Pilot (A.A.S degree)

Professional Pilot (A.A.S degree)

Private Pilot, Airplane (Certificate)

Commercial Pilot, Airplane (Certificate)

Instrument Rating, Airplane (Certificate)

Single-Engine, Airplane (Certificate)

Multi-Engine, Airplane (Certificate)

Multi-Engine Rating, Airplane (Certificate)

Flight Instructor, Airplane (Certificate)

Flight Instructor Rating, Airplane (Certificate)

Instrument Rating, Helicopter (Certificate)

Instrument FAA Rating, Helicopter (Certificate)

Flight Instructor Rating, Helicopter (Certificate)


Program Length: Usually two to three semesters for the Aviation Certificate Programs, four semesters for the Air Traffic Controller A.A.S. degree program, five semesters for the General Aviation Pilot A.A.S. degree program, five semesters for the Helicopter Pilot A.A.S. degree program, and five to six semesters for the Professional Pilot A.A.S. degree program. Times may be shorter if the student has previous flying experience or college transfer credits. Additional time may be required, depending on assessment scores.

Potential Opportunities: These programs are designed to provide the graduate with the skills and/or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificates necessary for entry-level employment as a pilot or an Air Traffic Controller.

General Program Information: Air Traffic Controller applicants must be less than 31 years old at the time of hiring by the FAA; therefore, students should be no more than 28 years old when beginning the program. Air Traffic Controllers must be citizens of the United States of America. The aviation department requires students to pass all aviation (AVT) courses with a minimum grade of “C”.

Additional costs apply for aircraft rental and flight instruction. Charges are subject to change without notice. Students engaged in flight training must hold a minimum of a class 2 FAA medical certificate. All students must meet Transportation Security Administration requirements. Contact the aviation department for further information. Any aviation course for which a grade of “D” or “F” is recorded must be repeated.

All flight students enrolled in any of the aviation flight training degree programs must receive flight training, both dual and solo, required for all certificates and ratings, at the Aims-designated provider for airplane and helicopter training.

Aviation Advisory Committee

Ron Bland, Greeley/Weld County Airport Authority Board Member, Pilot, Chapter President, Experimental Aircraft Owners Association

Gordon Hadlow, Retired Pilot, Retired Aims Faculty

Todd Lawrence, Aims Aviation Student

Joe Linnebur, Director of Operations, Great Lakes Airlines

Dave Mynatt, Pilot, Med-Trans/NCMC

Rebecca Scudder, Air Traffic Controller, Denver TRACON

Sgt. Colby Thompson, Air Traffic Controller, U.S. Army Recruiting Center

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