At the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, you learn from an international leader in Aerospace Education.
Receive the best possible education and training offered in the most technologically advanced complex for collegiate aviation in the world.
Recognized around the world for academic excellence, the Odegard School provides our 1,500 students from around the globe - with an aviation education second to none. We do it with highly qualified, dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities. Our university degree program utilizes an air traffic control curriculum designed to graduate students ready for assignment with the FAA. The Odegard School is highly recognized and respected by the FAA and aviation industry leaders-making our graduates very marketable.
The ATC training program fully integrates theory instruction with practical simulation, allowing the students to apply the knowledge gained. Students will be able to handle the specified volume of traffic in all sector types applicable to the course modules. The number of aircraft movements, level of separation and number of aircraft being controlled are at parameters that exceed standards.
Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to effectively operate in a multi-sector environment.
The training curriculum of each of the training modules are coalesced to provide an environment of increasingly advanced complexity in air traffic control training. These curriculums combined with a 32 position state-of-the-art radar simulation system, ensure that the students receive training that exceeds requirements.
3D Tower Lab
Our 360 degree and 225 degree control tower/radar simulators provide a 3D visual simulation to ensure students experience a teamwork environment while safely controlling air traffic from the en route environment though approach control to a landing with the control tower. These scenarios utilize both voice recognition technology and live pseudo-pilot training exercises.
Our equipment offers life-like visuals, unmatched voice recognition and comprehensive weather and environmental sound effects. In addition to having state-of-the-art facilities, UND Aerospace faculty members have outstanding credentials and are widely recognized for their innovative contributions in curriculum development, air traffic control training and instructional technology. We work with clients from a variety of countries including: Russia, China, Norway, and the United States.
The nation's first school to offer an undergraduate business degree combined with aviation education and professional training, we offer seven majors in two undergraduate degree programs. A master's program provides graduates with knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in the aviation industry, aviation-related government jobs, and for further research and development in the field.
The University Advantage
It all takes place on the campus of a highly respected teaching and research-based university situated on a beautiful 550-acre wooded campus that is home to more than 13,000 students enrolled in nearly 200 fields of study. This true collegiate environment makes our graduates more well-rounded professionals, and ultimately, more well-rounded people which industry prefers.
University life provides students with more than professional training-it allows them to take part in a lively array of social, cultural and recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is a rousing hockey game, playing in the jazz band or an evening of classical music at the art gallery, you have many choices at UND.
Please use the form on this page to contact us regarding your future in aviation.