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The mission of SIU’s Aviation Flight Program is to provide comprehensive flight education to prepare professional pilots to meet the current and future demands of the aviation industry. The Aviation Flight program has two goals: 

  1. To produce graduates who are prepared to acquire entry-level pilot positions within the aviation industry.
  2. To provide graduates the opportunity to pursue the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

The curriculum of the program is continuously updated to ensure that we meet these goals. Further, the program annually assesses student performance to ensure that program graduates meet the certain outcomes. We expect that graduates of our program will

  1. be able to apply relevant aeronautical knowledge and skills in planning and conducting safe flights as an instrument-rated Commercial Pilot.
  2. demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly.
  3. exercise effective aeronautical decision making while planning and conducting single pilot flight operations.
  4. demonstrate the ability to engage in team-based work activities involving multi-disciplinary and diverse groups.
  5. demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of contemporary aviation issues to professional practice.
  6. recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning.
  7. possess either the multi-engine rating or the Flight Instructor Certificate.

Assessment of the student learning outcomes is accomplished using the measures listed below.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcome Measures Utilized
1. Be able to apply relevant aeronautical knowledge and skills in planning and conducting safe flights as an instrument-rated Commercial Pilot.

AF205 project

AF206B Stage Knowledge Test, FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test, Graduation Checkride performance

AF207A Stage Knowledge Test, FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test, Graduation Checkride performance, In-Flight Avionics Use

AF207B Stage Knowledge Test, In-Flight Avionics Use

300B Stage Knowledge Test
2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly.

AF 211/311 Weather Case Analysis project presentation (oral)

AF 210 Final Project (written)
3. Exercise effective aeronautical decision making while planning and conducting single pilot flight operations.

AF207B In-Flight Decision Making, Stage Knowledge Test performance

AF300B In-Flight Decision Making, Stage Knowledge Test performance
4. Demonstrate the ability to engage in team-based work activities involving multi-disciplinary and diverse groups. AF 211/311 Weather Case Analysis project
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of contemporary aviation issues to professional practice.

UCOL101 Journal assignment

AF200 Labor Issues Term Paper

AF205 Writing assignment
6. Recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning.

AF 210 Final Project Paper

7. Possess either the Multi-Engine rating or the Flight Instructor Certificate.

AF207B Stage Knowledge Tests performance

AF 207B Graduation Checkride performance

AF300 CFI Stage Knowledge Tests performance

AF 300B Graduation Checkride performance

FAA Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA) Knowledge Test Results

FAA Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Knowledge Test Results

A minimum expectation for satisfactory performance on each of the measures is set by the course instructor and data are collected on a per semester basis by the individual course instructors and/or the Assessment Coordinator. Results are then collated and analyzed by Assessment Coordinator. The outcome of that analysis is shared with program faculty and the Office of Assessment and Program Review on an annual basis. If resources are needed to improve outcomes, those requests are made to the appropriate individuals.

Graduation Rates—AAS in Aviation Flight
New Freshmen AAS Degrees Granted Graduation Rate
Semester/Year Number Semesters Number
FY17 60 F20/SP21/SU21 - -
FY16 63 F19/SP20/SU20 - -
FY15 78 F18/SP19/SU19 - -
FY14 84 F17/SP18/SU18 - -
FY13 77 F16/SP17/SU17 44 57%
FY12 74 F15/SP16/SU16 30 40%
FY11 50 F14/SP15/SU15 35 70%

 

Rates and types of employment of
graduates—AAS in Aviation Flight

Academic Year

Total # Graduates

Responding # Graduates

# Employed (Aviation)

# Employed (Non-Aviation)

# Further Education

# Military

# Unemployed

% Gainfully Occupied

2017-18*

21

21

18

0

2

1

0

100%

2016-17

40

38

37

1

0

0

0

100%

2015-16

31

28

25

1

0

2

0

100%

2014-15

35

30

26

1

1

2

0

100%

2013-14

15

14

11

2

0

1

0

100%

*Includes only graduates from Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.

 

Employers
Companies, organizations, institutions, and others immediately
hiring our recent graduates include, but are not limited to, the following:
US Air Force Southern Illinois University Envoy Sonoma Jet Center
US Army Rural King Endeavor Desert Jet
US Navy United SkyWest Omni Air International
Surdex Delta Saudi Arabian Airlines Keystone Aviation
Sandhills Aviation ExpressJet Air Wisconsin Illinois Aviation Academy