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Today Colorado is teeming with career opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industry. The state is a national center for innovation with top aerospace contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Raytheon and Jeppesen-Boeing positioning metro Denver as the second highest in industry employment among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.
As Colorado’s impact on the industry has grown, so has the MSU Denver Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science. We are one of the largest and most advanced collegiate aviation programs in the country, yet remain the most affordable.
Partnerships with the industry have been key to MSU Denver building and maintaining the state-of-the-art facilities and technology available to our Aviation and Aerospace Management students. For instance, thanks to AGI Corp., you’ll be trained in AGI’s Systems Toolkit (STK) advanced navigation and space commercialization simulation technology – the same software they use at NASA. Plus MSU Denver’s Aviation and Aerospace Management majors take advantage of the close relationship we have with the industry in Colorado for incredible internship and job opportunities.
You will also take classes in MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, a dynamic learning space that combines engineering, aviation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing, opening in 2017.
MSU Denver Aviation and Aerospace Management graduates have a variety of options for careers, including:
Potential employers include:
Examples of average industry salaries in April 2017 listed by AVJobs.com include:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook lists median salaries for 2015 as:
Professor and Chair Jeff Forrest (MSU Denver ’91) serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Division of Aeronautics. He has written several books, including “Practical Airport Operations, Safety and Emergency Management” and “Practical Aviation Security” with colleague Professor Jeff Price.
Instructor Thomas “T.J.” De Cino (MSU Denver ’08) is the manager of the World Indoor Airport. He specializes in educational technology research, human factors and usability analysis, online education, simulation and computer systems engineering.
Professor James Simmons’ career expertise spans airline operations and management, aviation law, air cargo aviation safety program management and aviation security management.
Hear from an Aviation and Aerospace alumnus:
“One thing that separates MSU Denver is that it offers a broad range of things from a commercial space track to air traffic control, aircraft maintenance and airport management. With all these disciplines together, you get perspective. You get an understanding of how an airport works.”
David Ulane, MSU Denver ’90, is director of the aeronautics division of the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The MSU Denver Aviation and Aerospace Science Department received the Loening Trophy, the oldest and most prestigious award in collegiate aviation, in 2011.
MSU Denver Aviation and Aerospace Alumni have been hired by the following:
MSU Denver Aviation and Aerospace Management alumni have been accepted for post-graduate study at the University of Colorado Boulder, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Webster University, Colorado State University and others.
Nearly $40 million in flight and space- related training systems are housed in the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department, including:
Our students participate in organizations such as the MSU Denver Student Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, MSU Denver Precision Flight Team, the Aerobatic and Glider Club, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Students for the Exploration of Space and many others!