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American eagle pipeline agreement

NMC Aviation signed a partnership agreement with officials from American Eagle Airlines that provides strong financial incentives and outstanding job opportunities for program graduates. Read the press release »

UAS Program Expands

Students are flocking to NMC's unmanned aerial systems program, which has added new aircraft, autopilot systems, and more flight hours to courses. Check out the UAS Program »

Pilot Shortage Looms

Regional airlines are predicted to be hit hardest as pilot retirements increase and new rules take effect. One regional airline is even offering $5,000 signing bonuses for new pilot hires. Learn more about career opportunities »

Try an Intro Flight

Always wanted to try flying but never got the chance? Take an Introductory Flight Lesson with an NMC instructor pilot for only $85.  For more info, call (231) 995-1220. Read more »

NMC Veteran Benefits »

In the News:

NMC Offers Helicopter Training

upnorthlive.com

February 6, 2014

College students studied drones before Amazon

“Tony Sauerbrey, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program manager at Northwestern Michigan College, estimates there are only six college programs dedicated solely to unmanned aircraft system piloting and creation....

‘It's exciting to be part of a brand new industry. It's like the Wright Brothers all over again,’ Sauerbrey says.”

USA TODAY
December 14, 2013

Students drawn to NMC's unmanned systems and robotics program

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE
September 30, 2013

NMC offers robotics, unmanned systems degree

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE
January 15, 2013

National Exposure: UAS Programs on the Rise

TSTC: FORECASTING
September 15, 2012

NMC Aviation thrives, expands

UPNORTHLIVE.COM
July 24, 2012

Aviation

Become a pilot! It’s a great time to train to become a commercial pilot. NMC students can earn FAA ratings and an associate degree in less than two years so they can enter the job market faster. We offer first-class instruction in a top quality, diverse fleet of aircraft in a great location. NMC graduates enjoy high employment placement rates in the charter, airline, military, flight instruction, seaplane, and unmanned aircraft fields. The program offers a myriad of FAA ratings and licenses including Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor certificates.

Program Highlights:

  • VA-approved
  • Ratings in less than two years
  • GPS-equipped, glass cockpit aircraft fleet
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle courses
  • Aerobatics, tailwheel, helicopter and seaplane training
  • International Partnership program offers exciting exchange options
  • Excellent cross-country flight opportunities
  • Frasca simulator with 220-degree visual display system
  • FAA Part 141 certified training program
  • Competitive costs with any other collegiate flight program in the US
  • Flight Instructing opportunities
  • Convenient follow-on bachelor’s degree programs
  • Non-credit programs and training available
  • Training pilots since 1967

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