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University of North Dakota - Phoenix

"John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences"

Located at:
5733 South Sossaman Road,
Mesa, Arizona 85212

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The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND Aerospace Foundation, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) have a long-term partnership that offers a two-year degree program at CGCC with the option to continue flight training and receive a four-year aviation degree at the University of North Dakota.


This program combines CGCC's unmatched expertise in providing a dynamic learning community, and UND's international reputation of excellence in aerospace education, to provide the most unique academic environment possible.


Aviation opportunities are limitless. The aviation industry is at an all-time high. Opportunities for graduates are readily available.

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About University of North Dakota Aerospace at Phoenix

UND Aerospace is a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and earth system science and policy research. With more than 500 faculty and staff members, 1,800+ students from around the world, and myriad programs and projects, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is setting the pace for the future of flight.


The UND Aerospace Flight Training Center - Phoenix is located on the flight line at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and is across the street from CGCC Williams Campus where all aviation academic classes are held. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located southeast of the city of Phoenix, having access to a variety of airspace for flight training while allowing quick access to smaller airports in the region where additional flight training can be conducted.

The Phoenix UND Experience

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Williams Campus, located in the heart of the Southeast Valley, is a fully-comprehensive campus offering associate degrees, certificates, and university transfer courses. The campus is spacious and open, with outdoor areas and sports fields, ideal for youth camps and conferences.The second-largest degree-granting college at UND, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences operates one of the largest fleets of civilian aircraft in North America.

With the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in close proximity, many aeronautical programs take advantage of the locale to host their conferences. Campus amenities include recreational facilities, dining services, and transportation options.
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to start your flight training in Phoenix with UND Aerospace before continuing on to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Take off with your career in aviation by starting at Chandler-Gilbert Community College! The aviation industry is rapidly growing, providing a wide range of career opportunities. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport alone hosts more than 40 companies and is developing as an international aerospace center with aircraft maintenance, modification, testing, and pilot training.

As the only fully-collegiate aviation program in the valley, our aviation program is second-to-none. An aggressive placement program includes thousands of alumni who serve as a valuable networking resource. UND graduates are employed by major and regional airlines throughout the world, as well as corporate flight departments, aircraft manufactures, NASA, and the FAA.

Gain the best education and training possible at the world's most comprehensive aerospace university. The second-largest degree-granting college at UND, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences operates one of the largest fleets of civilian aircraft in North America.

The UND Phoenix Fleet

Operated and maintained by UND Aerospace, students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College fly a world-class fleet of training planes including standardized glass cockpit instrumentation for the Piper Archer, Cessna 172S, and Piper Seminole aircraft.

Aviation: Highly-respected by the aviation industry, the Odegard School offers a liberal arts core curriculum combined with a professional aviation education in a variety of specialties.

Air Traffic Management: Gain the technical skills and broad aviation knowledge to thrive in an exciting career in air traffic control.

Airport Management: Gain the broad-based knowledge to begin your exciting career in airport management with a range of opportunities.

Airport Management: Gain the broad-based knowledge to begin your exciting career in airport management with a range of opportunities.

Commercial Aviation: Be a part of the dynamic aviation industry at one of the largest and most respected collegiate programs in the world.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations: Be among the first generation of unmanned aircraft specialists with training from the university that started it all.

Professional Flight: Earn your professional pilot's license while completing your non-Aviation major.

Research: From soil to space, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences faculty and students are world-renowned for their research.

UND Aerospace Deans Forum 2020

Our Mission: Working together as leaders to create, preserve, and deliver the highest quality education, research, and services in aerospace and related sciences for our university, our state, and the worldwide community.

Objectives:

  • Create graduates that harbor excellent aviation technical abilities: Produce future aviation professionals that possess the greatest knowledge and technical abilities possible prior to entering the aviation community.
  • Strive for human excellence through the use of a liberal education: Provide students with a well-rounded educational experience that enhances communication, teamwork, and leadership skills while fostering an appreciation for other cultures.
  • Instill characteristics that will fully develop our student's human potential: By inspiring students to pursue life-long learning, it is our goal to prepare students with an understanding and acceptance to changes or challenges they may face in the aviation industry.
  • Promote a solid foundation for the continued utilization of technology: Due to ever-changing technology demands in the aviation industry, we provide a foundation of knowledge for current technology use and future applications.
  • Provide skills to build and promote a culture of safety in the aerospace industry: Emphasize our vitally important role in the transfer of new information and the building of a culture of safety throughout the aviation community.

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Dick Schultz

Director of Flight Operations

Dick Schultz
Director of Flight Operations
[email protected]
701.777.7846

Rex Ginder

Associate Director of Phoenix Flight Ope

Rex Ginder
Associate Director of Phoenix Flight Operations
[email protected]
602.544.8271

Brian Willis

Director of Aviation Safety

Brian Willis
Director of Aviation Safety
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701.777.7834

Stacy Elliot

Phoenix Safety Officer

Stacy Elliott
Phoenix Safety Officer
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Katrina Kugler

Chief Flight Instructor

Katrina Kugler
Chief Flight Instructor
[email protected]
602.544.8268

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Tim Misco
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Top-notch education and experiences helped prepare me for the real world!

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