Working together, we will deliver the highest quality education, research, and service in aviation and related disciplines to our students, our college, and the worldwide aerospace community.
Aviation Program Educational Objectives
The following five aviation program objectives were derived by the Aviation Faculty. These objectives will serve as the basis of our assessment activities. Many of these objectives were taken from of our Department’s mission statement.
The original mission of John D. Odegard was to provide the highest standard of professional aviation education at a reasonable cost to the student. The department would like this to serve as an overarching theme throughout the strategy to reach the school’s mission.
Creating 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, team work, and leadership skills while fostering an appreciation for other cultures.
Instill characteristics that will fully develop our students' 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.