Since 1947, the University of Oklahoma has offered top tier aviation and engineering education. OU’s Department of Aviation offers four degree concentrations: Professional Pilot, Aviation Management (Flying and Non-Flying), and Air Traffic Management (first program in the nation). These programs are all accredited by the national and international Aviation Accreditation Board International. OU’s programs include an FAA approved Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School and FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative. The Aviation program has strong partnerships with the National Weather Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Envoy Air, Jet Blue, and FedEx. The institution also offers engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following areas: aerospace and mechanical, computer science, data science and analytics, electrical and computer, industrial and systems. These programs are all accredited by the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The institution has a 50-year history of successfully managing technical training contracts and related research grants for the federal government. OU owns and operates the Max Westheimer Airport located on OU’s north research campus.