The Aviation and Aerospace Science Department at Metropolitan State College of Denver is centrally located in downtown Denver - next to the majestic Rocky Mountains! Our department is the fifth largest collegiate aviation program in the country. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in AVIATION MANAGEMENT with concentrations in Aerospace Management and Aviation Maintenance Management and AVIATION TECHNOLOGY, with concentrations in Professional Flight Officer, Corporate and General Aviation, Aviation Operations, and Air Traffic Control (Collegiate Training initiative).
We also feature Certificate Programs in Airport Management and Space Commercialization. Metropolitan State College is the only public institution in Colorado that offers these four year degree and certificate programs. Housed in the School of Professional Studies, the department features a faculty with extensive and diverse professional experience. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and helping you become a successful industry professional!
Our Aviation Technology students may choose to take their flight lessons from independent flight instructors or at any of the many high quality flight schools in the area, most of which are within thirty minutes driving time of the campus. Our affordable tuition and location next to many flight training facilities makes our program one of the most affordable, high quality, collegiate aviation programs in the country! In addition, the weather in the Denver area is conducive to continued progress in flight training due to the large percentage of VFR (visual flight rules) days -- sunny, clear days! For those interested in becoming an air traffic controller, our department has been chosen by the FAA as one of the ATC- CTI (Collegiate Training Initiative) schools.