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Off Campus Aviation Management Programs


The Aviation Management Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to build upon training in aviation flight, maintenance, aircraft operations and other aviation-related fields.

This is a career-oriented degree program that meets the educational needs of individuals who have aviation-related work experience and/or technical training from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Program Faculty are aviation professionals who have extensive teaching and academic backgrounds, and are industry experts in their teaching areas.

The degree program consists of three parts:

  1. A 48 semester-hour major with courses in a weekend format that spans four semesters.
  2. 34 semester-hours of career electives that can be satisfied with previously completed military schools, community college or technical school courses/degree, aviation certification, other technical or industry training programs, or aviation related work experience.
  3. And 38 semester-hours of University Core Curriculum (general education) that can be completed from transfer credit from other accredited institutions, including community colleges, CLEP, DANTES, or proficiency testing.


SIU’s renowned aviation management program builds on aviation skills you already have, taking the technical training you receive and expanding it into a career-oriented degree.

Graduates of SIU Carbondale’s Aviation Management program include professional pilots, NTSB investigators, airport directors, managers, consultants, FAA safety inspectors and aircraft product support personnel, and Air Traffic Controllers.


We take pride in serving the men and women who serve our country, and it shows. Our convenient program gives military personnel and working adults the opportunity to prepare for career transitions and advancement while fulfilling other obligations.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale and our off-campus sites are perfect partners for active duty, aviation industry and VA eligible veterans. 

Off-Campus Aviation Programs

Off-Campus Aviation Programs
College/Program Contact/Phone Number Email Address Address

MCAS Cherry Point

Cherry Point MCAS

252/447-1688 MCAS Cherry Point-SIU
Bldg. 4335, Room 114
Cherry Point, NC 28533

MCAS New River

New River MCAS

Ben Hickox
910/449-6250 MCAS New River
SIU-MCAS New River Station Education Bldg.
212 Bancroft St.
PO Box 4299
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Mount San Antonio College

Mount San Antonio College

Lori Armstrong
909/274-4800 Mount San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Ave.
Bldg. 28B, Room 101H
Walnut, CA 91789

Community College of Beaver County

Community College of Beaver County

Sarah Russell
724/480-3616 x 17 Community College of Beaver County
CCBC Aviation Services
125 Cessna Drive
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College

Keith Mueller
618/222-5683 Keith Mueller
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College

Lori Armstrong
909/274-4800 Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road

Building 115, Suite 160
Costa Mesa, CA 92626