Collegiate Program

Interested In Pursuing A 2-Year Aviation Degree?

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a pilot? Taking to the skies and experiencing the freedom of flight? Or perhaps you’re interested in working in the aviation industry in another capacity, such as a specialized aircraft operations pilot or a certified flight instructor? Whatever your dreams may be, the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) is a top-rated flight school in Phoenix committed to providing top-notch aviation education to get your career off the ground.

Through our 27-year partnership with Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), we offer a unique collegiate program that allows students looking for an aviation-specific college degree to get an Associate’s Degree in Airway Science Technology in just two years. Upon completion, students will be well-prepared to take their place in the exciting and ever-growing field of aviation and fly corporate, private, and commercial aircraft.

What To Expect

At the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF), we take pride in offering comprehensive flight training under FAA regulations and providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in aviation. Our collegiate degree program in collaboration with the Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is one of the many ways in which we are able to fulfill our mission.

This unique flight training program gives you a chance to earn college credits for your flight training at our state-of-the-art UND Aerospace Phoenix Flight Training Center – while also enjoying the benefits of a community college student, including an administrative support team, federal financial aid, and a dynamic learning environment.

Our comprehensive flight training curriculum will cover various basic and advanced aspects of aviation, including aircraft systems and operations, radio communications, pilot regulations and safety, aerodynamics, weather theory, flight planning and execution, visual and instrument flight rules, multi-engine airplane systems, analysis and utilization of navigational charts, flight training, and much more.

In addition, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in various hands-on flight training exercises to hone your skills and give you the experience you need to become a professional aviator. Training exercises include straight-and-level flight, instrument flying, and various maneuvers such as takeoffs, landings, climbs, descents, stalls, and turns.

The program also comes with the option to further your flight training at the University of North Dakota and get a four-year aviation degree.


In order to be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED)
  • Be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
  • Be a verified US citizen as per the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations or complete an Alien Flight School Program Application (for non-United States citizens)
  • Have a current FAA medical certificate (a Class I certificate is often recommended if you’re planning to pursue a career as a professional pilot)

Why Now Is A Great Time To Join The Aviation Industry

Aviation is a rapidly-growing industry with an ever-increasing demand for qualified pilots and other aviation professionals. In fact, according to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook report, the global demand for civil aviation pilots and maintenance technicians is expected to rise exponentially over the next two decades – making it a great time to enter the field.

And with airlines increasingly offering robust employment benefits packages and competitive salaries, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in aviation. Not to mention, there is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from working in helping people travel safely to their destinations.

So, if you’re ready to get started on an exciting and rewarding career in aviation, the UND Aerospace Foundation Flight Training Center, in conjunction with the Chandler-Gilbert Community College, is here to make your dream a reality.

Click here to learn more about our associate Degree Program or enroll for our upcoming flight training classes.


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