Why RMC For Your Aviation Education?

We have an excellent aviation program, built on a strong liberal arts foundation

  • A strong, well-rounded education will serve you well in any profession, including aviation.
  • RMC encourages a minor or double major - and you will finish in four years.
  • RMC offers great opportunities for other activities - music, sports, theater, outdoor recreation, intercollegiate flight team.

We know what we do, and we do it well—we educate aviation professionals

  • RMC's strength is its size - aviation classes average 11 students - you are not just a number.
  • Strong students are challenged, struggling students have access to lots of help.
  • A strong foundation in the liberal arts provides a well-rounded education in both aviation majors - as much as you will love your aviation professors, you will have close relationships with your professors from varied backgrounds across campus.
  • RMC has been named one of the "Top Ten Comprehensive Colleges in the West" 11 straight years by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Our strong aviation management major opens doors to many non-flying aviation jobs.

Preparation for the Real World

  • Internships are available with dozens of local and national aviation companies, such as Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Corporate Air, Edwards Jet Center, AOPA and local airports.
  • We have guaranteed interviews with certain airlines and an international freight company - you will get a job.
  • New Piper Archer III aircraft and simulators with state-of-the-art glass cockpits provide the most advanced primary flight training available anywhere.
  • Glass cockpit training available with same hardware and software used by the airlines to teach Flight Management Systems (FMS) and glass cockpit procedures found in Canadair Regional Jets (CRJ).
  • We are one of only seven four-year colleges in the U.S. that offers certification as an aircraft dispatcher - very little extra work required for another job opportunity and "foot-in-the-door" at airlines.
  • Boeing 737 training software, as used by the airlines, utilized in dispatch and other classes.
  • Montana has a mix of weather and terrain to prepare pilots for a great cross section of job opportunities.
  • We encourage our students and recent graduates to pursue being flight instructors for RMC.
  • Internship credit and pay are available for students who are flight instructors.
  • Our recent graduates are in demand - they have become regional airline pilots, flight instructors, military pilots and cargo pilots, and others obtained management jobs.

Learning to fly is not an inexpensive investment

  • RMC aviation students are from all walks of life - many are the first in their families to attend college - and all are concerned about expenses, as are we.
  • Previous flight training is accepted for credit.
  • Our FAA syllabi will reduce flight cost.
  • Two simulators (including one with a glass cockpit) improve training and reduce costs.
  • A collegiate aviation program is a less expensive path - it combines the needed bachelor's degree with opportunities for scholarships, grants, loans and employment to reduce costs.
  • We offer numerous scholarships just for aviation students.

Flight training is personal and professional

  • Outstanding training aircraft solely owned and maintained by the college.
  • All aircraft have Garmin GNS 430 Global Positioning Systems - plus glass cockpits in aircraft and simulators.
  • Beechcraft Bonanza gives high performance rating for commercial candidates.
  • Flight instructors form strong relationships with students and offer personalized attention.