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Display: Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)
Organization: College Aviation Program
Display Location: Large Hangar
Misc: On Display with Hughes 269 Helicopter
Website: http://prod.swic.edu/divisions.aspx?id=384

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program offers the opportunity to obtain the FAA airframe and/or power plant certificate in one year and an Associate in Applied Science degree after an additional semester of classes. The FAA approved certificate allows  students to take the FAA written, oral and practical tests in the general, airframe and power plant courses. Upon successful completion of the tests, the FAA will issue an airframe and/or power plant license.

Part-time or Full-time Format

This program offers a one-year or two-year format. The one year format allows one to obtain the A&P Certificate  in 50 weeks at eight hours a day. The two-year format allows one to complete the A&P Certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree in two years at four hours a day.

For more information about the Aviation Maintenance Program, contact program coordinator Robert Beckett at 618-931-0600, ext. 6661 or robert.beckett@swic.edu.

Aviation Pilot Training


Southwestern Illinois College offers a Federal Aviation Regulation Approved Part 141 two-year curriculum leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Pilot Training. The successful graduate holds a commercial pilot certificate with single engine, multi-engine and instrument ratings. An optional flight instructor certificate is also available.

Aviation Management Program


Aviation is a global industry and continues to expand to meet the requirements of national defense and increased domestic and international passenger travel.

For more information about the Aviation Management program please contact Program Coordinator Keith Mueller at 618-235-2700, ext. 5683 or keith.mueller@swic.edu.

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