PUBLIC SHORT COURSES
Each year, the KU Aerospace Short Course Program offers groups of short courses at specific locations in the U.S.
Individual courses range from 1-5 days in length, and are offered in a traditional classroom setting. Participants learn face-to-face from industry experts, enhanced by group discussions and networking opportunities.
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You are responsible for making your own lodging and transportation arrangements. These costs are not included in the course fee. Lodging and transportation information can be found on each location page.
Upcoming Public Course Schedule
|September 14-18, 2020||San Diego, California Cancelled|
|September 21-25, 2020||San Diego, California Cancelled|
|October 19-23, 2020||Orlando, Florida Cancelled|
|April 12-16, 2021||Seattle, Washington|
|April 26-30, 2021||Kansas City metro|
|September 6-10, 2021||San Diego, California|
|September 13-17, 2021||San Diego, California|
|October 18-22, 2021||Orlando, Florida|
Frequently Asked Questions
Every attendee has the opportunity to save on the course registration fee with the early registration discount. Save up to $200 on the course registration fee when you register and pay by the early registration deadline — 45 days before the course start date (the early registration deadline is listed on each course page).
U.S. federal government employees receive a 10% discount off the registration fee for all courses, and additional discounts are available to employees of of the Canada Department of National Defence and the Netherlands Defence Academy. To learn more about these discounts, visit: kupce.ku.edu/aero-course-discounts.
We recommend that you register as soon as possible to secure your place in a course. You can save up to $200 on the course registration fee when you register and pay for your course 45 days before the course start date (by the early registration deadline listed on the course page).
We will gladly accept registrations, if space is available, up to the day a course begins, however, there could be a delay in getting course materials. The course enrollment maximum varies, and some courses do fill up 1-2 months prior to the course if they are popular courses.
Yes, as long as the course fee is of equal or lesser value. In fact, if you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, we strongly recommend you transfer into another course scheduled at a later date. You can also request we hold on to your fee for you to transfer into another course within one year of the cancellation. Please review the Policies section of our website or current course catalog for complete details on your options.
Absolutely. If you need to make a substitution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-897-8530.
Payment of the course registration fee is due when you register.
Our short course participants are professionals working in the aerospace industry. We train students from all over the world. All courses are taught in English.
Students receive one CEU for every 10 hours of instructional time (i.e. a 21-hour-class is worth 2.1 CEUs) when they complete our short courses. CEU are NOT college credit and cannot be used towards a degree.
We do not cancel courses often, but if we must cancel a course, we typically do so at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date.
In the event a course is canceled, the University of Kansas’ liability is limited to the registration fee. The University of Kansas will not be responsible for any losses incurred by the registrants, including, but not limited to, airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits. To inquire about the status of a course, contact us at ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu52 or call 913-897-8530.
We reserve a limited number of hotel rooms in a room block for our students and instructors at the course venue hotel or a nearby hotel. We aim to provide the room block at a discounted rate whenever possible, to ensure it falls within the government per diem guidelines required by many of our students. In order to receive the discounted rate, you must must reserve your room directly with the hotel by the deadline indicated on the event website. Please utilize the dedicated reservation link on the event page or follow the instructions provided to reserve a room in the our KU room block. Those who make their reservations after the deadline or after all available rooms in the block are filled may not eligible to receive the Aerospace Short Course discount or associated amenities.
Internet is not required for students to take our courses. Therefore, we do not provide internet in the classrooms unless the location where the classes are being held has made it available at no cost. However, most hotels provide free public internet access in lobby areas and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus also provides free public guest access, as well.
Meals are typically served buffet style with a variety of options so you can select food that is appropriate for your lifestyle. We request no pork products on our buffets. Please let us know at least 4 weeks in advance if you have specific dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, fulfillment of dietary requests is dependent on the accommodations provided by the venue.
Most of our courses are offered once per calendar year. If a course is highly specialized, it may be offered only every other year. If you would like to receive e-mail notification when the schedule is posted, please enter your email in the box above to receive course news and offers and you will be added to our mailing list.
In most cases, yes! Check out our On-site Courses page for details.