The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND Aerospace Foundation and University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) have a long term partnership that offers a four-year degree program at UMC.
This program combines UMC'S unmatched expertise in providing a dynamic learning community and UND's international reputation of excellence in aerospace education — to provide a unique academic environment.
Aviation opportunities are limitless. The aviation industry is at an all time high. Opportunities for graduates as well as internship and co-ops are readily available.
The days of barnstorming crop dusters, where learning by trial and error was the rule rather than the exception, are over. Tomorrow's agricultural aviator must possess the dual skills of a disciplined pilot and a highly trained agriculturist. Two premiere institutions (UND and UMC) collaborate to give you that edge!
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace) and the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) have joined forces to offer several four-year degree in Agricultural Aviation, Law Enforcement Aviation, Natural Resource Aviation and Business Aviation. This program combines UMC's unmatched expertise in agricultural education and UND's international reputation for excellence in aerospace education to bring you a degree unlike any other found in the United States. Students graduate with the tools they need to meet the increasingly sophisticated and technologically demanding requirements of twenty-first century agriculture and aviation.
The outlook for graduates is bright. There are about 5,000 active ag aviators in the United States and it is estimated that at least 250 new pilots are needed annually. Additionally, international demand is growing and new career opportunities are increasing in forestry, fish and wildlife management, aerial firefighting and anywhere low altitude precision flying is required.