Frequently Asked Questions
Will UMC and University of North Dakota Aerospace programs accept and apply previous flight training? Certificates from private flight schools? Ratings? Military Flight Experience? Logged flight hours?
UMC/UND Aerospace does accept previous flight training. The amount and to what degree is based on a case-by-case basis. UMC/UND Aerospace will perform a Pre-Flight Training Consultation for each student planning on attending UMC/UND Aerospace.
If a student comes to UMC with more than 30 hours of recent flight training. They will be allowed to take the UMC/UND Aerospace Private Pilot Test Course and must still take the ground school. This course consists of the ground school and a pre-selected number of flight lessons to make sure the student is at the level of proficiency that is expected from a UMC/UND student. At the end of the test course UMC/UND personnel will give them a private pilot check ride, followed by a FAA Check ride.
If a student comes to UMC with less than 30 hours of flight training, they will be required to take the full private flight course offered.
Let's say a student comes to UMC/UND with their private pilot certificate, the student may petition to test out of the Private Pilot Ground School and Private Pilot (flight) Test Course.
Acceptance (transfer) of credits from previous bachelor degrees from other accredited colleges and universities? Will the University of North Dakota accept credits from colleges other than the UMC campus to obtain a B.S. degree.
At UND, a student who came from the UMC/UND Aerospace Flight Training Program will enter with a junior status if they have at least 60 credits. If an individual transfers with credits other than those obtained at UMC whether they are given credit or not at UMC will be determined by the admission office at UND.
The admissions office will look at the students transcript and related documentation about the credits obtained at a different school and determine if and how much credit may be given. Many classes, however, will be upper level aviation classes and there are few classes that can compare to them to receive credit, for example: International and Long-Range Navigation.
For more detailed information go to the Registrar's Office .
What types of aircraft are used?
UMC/UND Aerospace Flight Training Center has a fleet of aircraft than include:
Piper Warriors, Arrows, and a Super Cub
Click on About -> Fleet at the individual Flight Training Center for the aircraft available.
Does a student have to be a degree-seeking student to take the courses or may a student just take the AVIT courses and get the private pilots' license?
Students are permitted to take courses to obtain a certificate or rating without seeking a degree with UND/UMC.
Can a military physician give the medical exam or does it have to be from a physician on the list provided by UMC/UND?
A military physician based on the following regulation may give the medical exam.
Federal Aviation Regulation 67.411 states:
Medical certificates by flight surgeons of Armed Forces.
- The FAA has designated flight surgeons of the Armed Forces on specified military posts, stations, and facilities, as aviation medical examiners.
- An aviation medical examiner described in paragraph (a) of this section may give physical examinations for the FAA medical certificates to persons who are on active duty or who are, under department of Defense medical programs, eligible for FAA medical certification as civil airmen. In addition, such an examiner may issue or deny an appropriate FAA medical certificate in accordance with the regulations of this chapter and the policies of the FAA
- Any interested person may obtain a list of the military post, stations, and facilities at which a flight surgeon has been designated as an aviation medical examiner from the Surgeon General of the Armed force concerned or from the Manager, Aeromedical Education Division, AAM-400, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 26082, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125.
What kinds of job placement opportunities are available through UMC/UND? What links are there with industry? Which carriers hire from the graduates from the AVIT programs?
There are many job opportunities for UMC/UND student. UND also has intern opportunities with Alaska, United and American Airlines. UND is continually working to provide our students with job opportunities in the aviation industry.
How are the flight fees paid for? Where is the individual student account kept and how is the money withdrawn from the account for flight times?
Student must maintain a positive $200.00 balance account that is maintained by UMC/UND in order to fly. When a student flies he fills out a flight log which says how long they flew the aircraft or had a briefing with their flight instructor. This time is then invoiced at the airport and is withdrawn from your flight account.
If a student discontinues flying the remainder of his money will be returned to him in the form of a check.
If a student decides to transfer does the student have to transfer to UND or can they go to another Aviation School? Will the credits transfer?
A student does not have to transfer to UND. REMEMBER a student when transferring to another flight school (Part 141) can only transfer UP to 50% of the Total Curriculum requirements for the course. If you come to UND we can transfer 100% because we are all under the same flight school certificate that you attended in Mesa!
It will most likely cost you more to transfer to another school. As far as credit transfers, they are determined by the school you wish to attend. This agreement states that you will arrive in Grand Forks as a Junior if you have taken the courses from UMC that are in the UMC/UND Aviation Commercial Aviation program.
What tuition rate will UMC students pay if they go to UND (resident, non-resident)? Is this covered by W.U.E.?
A student, who is an Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands just arriving to UND from UMC, will pay the contiguous and WUE States tuition rate for the first year (2 semesters), which is $5,138. You may want to consider becoming a ND resident for the second year. As a ND resident the tuition is reduced to $3,662 per academic year (2 semesters).
In order to obtain ND residency you must fill out an application, have a valid ND driver's license, and have lived in ND for a period no less than 1 year.
For more information on the University of North Dakota's general tuition and fees
* Contiguous and Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) states include South Dakota, Montana, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. WUE rates are NOT applicable for Graduate, Law, and Medical students.