Welcome to the John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.
We are a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements
in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and computer science
applications. With over 500 faculty and staff members, and over 1,500 students from around the
world, and a myriad of programs and projects, the John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences is
setting the pace for the future of flight.
The Grand Forks Public School System offers its students a high school aviation course,
the second of its kind in North Dakota, taught by UND Aerospace faculty. Supported by the
Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center, the class utilizes flight simulators and extensive
hands-on activities to expose students to the world of aviation.
Located at Crookston, Minnesota; UND Aerospace and University of Minnesota, Crookston
(UMC) have partnered to combine UMC’s expertise in Agriculture, Business, Law Enforcement,
and Natural Resources with UND Aerospace expertise in Aviation.
Located in Phoenix, Arizona; UND Aerospace has partnered with Chandler Gilbert Community
College (CGCC) to provide the highest level of aviation education in the Southwestern
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, has been part of the Bismarck Public
School district for over 25 years. Bismarck CTE Center is located on the campus
of Bismarck State College (BSE), and shares space with BSC in the Career Academy
and Technical Center Building. One program the Career Academy houses is Aviation.
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) high school (East campus) is located
at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona; near to UND Aerospace Flight
Training Center. EVIT, Chandler Gilbert Community College and UND Aerospace Phoenix
Flight Training Center have been working together to provide exciting opportunities
for aspiring aviators.
The Central Florida Aerospace Academy exists to provide a meaningful and content
rich education that will inspire and motivate students at all levels. Students are
challenged to reach high levels of achievement in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics in preparation for high-tech careers in the fields of aviation and
In addition to UND Aerospace’s Aviation opportunities in North Dakota, the UND Aerospace
Foundation also operates collegiate flight training centers in Phoenix, Arizona,
and Crookston, Minnesota. Through these unique collegiate relationships, students
are given greater opportunities to obtain the highest quality of aviation education
at a reasonable cost.
UND Aerospace has a passion for Aviation education. It is a exciting to be involved in
the lives of young people, introducing them to the incredible world of Aviation. We have listed several
high schools where UND Aerospace has the privilege to inspire the imaginations of future aviators.
The Tom Wathen Center Big Picture Aviation Academy Charter High School @Flabob Airport has
been designed to serve over 400 students and uses the fascination of flight to inspire
and motivate lifelong learning in an aviation setting. The elements of the school include a
academic development, skill development, and hands on mentoring. This school is the
foundation of many after school programs that are available to local and long distance
elementary and middle schools. Located in the vast Inland Empire and close to Orange
County we can serve a wide range of students at all levels. A direct
link to UND is a big asset for us and our students.