Aviation at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is for students who seek a degree program which prepares them for more than just a flying job. You’ll be part of a small and friendly campus with great technology, generous scholarships, and no out-of-state tuition. Mission-oriented flying takes a special breed of pilot. If you are one whose interests combine aviation with another specific career path, check out UMC.
Aviation Degrees at UMC:
Law Enforcement Aviation
Natural Resources Aviation
Earn a University of Minnesota, Crookston aviation degree in partnership with University of North Dakota Aerospace. The strengths of the two institutions provide world class programs with national and international recognition. UMC’s aviators are superb pilots and knowledgeable professionals.
To meet the demands of modern agricultural, business, law enforcement and natural resource aviation, students at UMC receive hands-on training in their specific field of interest. UMC provides strong fundamentals in a friendly atmosphere.
UMC offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Aviation. Flight lessons at the Crookston Municipal Airport (located just three miles from campus) utilize UNDAF aircraft and simulators. A basic flight simulator resides on campus for student use during free time.
Agricultural aviation students possess dual skills of a disciplined pilot and a highly trained agriculturist with a balance in aeronautics and applied agronomy. Business aviation students acquire their pilot certificates along with fundamentals of business principles, human resources and management strategies.
Natural Resource Aviation students will be prepared for careers as a natural resource manager or wildlife biologist/pilot. Law Enforcement Aviation students will complete peace officer academic certification and prepare for a career in the criminal justice field. There is growing demand for professional pilots with law enforcement or natural resource training and an appropriate degree. These programs provide students with a high quality academic experience in the use of aircraft for natural resources and law enforcement applications. The Natural Resources Aviation Program at UMC is the only one of its kind in the nation!
Wildland Fire Suppression
Homeland Security Pilot/Officer
No tuition penalty for out-of-state students! Credit banding means less expense for motivated students!
For more information contact:
UMC Agriculture and Natural Resources Department,
Or call: (800) 862-6466 extension 8114
Mike Vivion ., Chief Pilot
Wayne Moga, Flight Training Center Site Manager