Short Courses and Seminars

The OU School of Aviation Studies is committed to providing onsite and online continuing education opportunities to enhance the knowledge and skills of today’s professionals. Our short courses and seminars better prepare individuals for the growing demands of the aviation, aerospace, and defense industry. This program also provides executive coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking to ensure professionals excel in key management roles. All courses are taught by subject matter experts with strong industry experience. An official OU Certificate of Completion and CEUs will be granted.

OU’s short course and seminar topics include:

  • Advanced Skills in Air Traffic Control
  • Fundamentals of Airline Management 
  • Introduction to Airport Operations
  • Foundations of Aviation English
  • Advanced Aviation English 
  • Introduction to Aviation Law and Policy 
  • Foundations of Business Development
  • Advanced Business Development 
  • Fundamentals of Crew Resource Management
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 
  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Fundamentals of International Aviation Management 
  • Fundamentals of International Air Traffic Control
  • Introduction to Program Management
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing 
  • Advanced Proposal Writing
  • Introduction to Federal Reporting and Compliance 
  • Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Introduction on How to Win a Government Contract

Date:  Rescheduled, Info TBD

Lead Instructor: Jeff Tyrcha

Location: 1700 Lexington Avenue, Terminal Building 101; 2nd Floor Conference Room; Norman, Oklahoma 73069

The purpose of this seminar program is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students, as well as entry-level professionals, to identify and provide sound solutions to the business and capture development process used for federal government contracting in the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries. At the end of this program, participants will better understand the components of pursuing and winning federal business. The format of this course is experiential to include various group exercises and discussions. Participants are required to complete pre-course assignments. An official OU Certificate of Completion and 1.0 CEUs will be granted.

Learn more about the Government Contracting course


sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep

Date:  6 to 10 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, October12 - November 2

Lead Instructor:  George Hicks

Location: 1928 Goddard Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 (NC210 Building, 1st Floor, Monroney Classroom

The purpose of this seminar program is to prepare participants to pass the FAA’s sUAS initial written Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is required to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate and operate a commercial drone. The 15-hour course covers history, theory of operations and a basic introduction to drone technology and consists of pre-read materials, in-class lectures and a practice exam at the end of the course. Students will leave the class not only prepared to pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, but with a better understanding of safe and professional drone operation. An official OU Certificate of Completion and CEUs will be granted.

Learn more about the sUAS Remote Pilot Test Prep Course

Cost of course is $159 for OU faculty, staff, students, or alumni; $159 for active military or veterans (submit proof of military ID); and $209 for the general public

 For more information, please contact April Millaway Williams.