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Aviation Technologies

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Student Information

New and Transfer Students

Welcome to SIU Aviation! Our Aviation Technologies program offers not only an FAA Part 147 aircraft maintenance curriculum, preparing students to become certificated Airframe and Powerplant mechanics, but it also allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. For more program information, click here.


We recommend that you visit our program in person to see everything we have to offer before making your decision to attend SIU. There are a variety of options you can choose from to come for a visit.

  • To attend an SIU Open House, find date and registration information here
  • For more information on coming for a visit during an Aviation Career Day, call 618-453-8898.
  • To schedule a campus visit and meet with our department representative one-on-one, contact Campus Tours at 618-453-7141. 


Whether you just want to complete the FAA A&P curriculum or finish your bachelor’s degree, you start the process by applying here

Next Step

Once admitted to SIU Aviation Technologies, you will work with an advisor to create your schedule and discuss opportunities outside of the classroom ranging from finding student employment to applying for scholarships to getting involved in student groups. For advisor contact information, go here.

Transfer student considerations

Transfer students, you will work with your advisor and SIU’s Transfer Student Services to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. For general transfer questions, go here To see a list of courses that transfer from various schools and community colleges to SIU, search here SIU requires certain university core curriculum (UCC) courses to be completed in order to graduate. You can find the *required categories and course options to complete each category here

*Students transferring in with an AAS degree, or who have completed or plan to complete the FAA A&P certificates are eligible for the Capstone option. This allows the student to complete the degree with fewer UCC. The courses our AVT Capstone students do not take are: English 102, UCOL 101, Human Health, and the second Humanities requirement.