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Aviation Technologies

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Launching success through first-class education.

At SIU, the sky is not the limit. Our Aviation Technologies curriculum is continuously evolving with valuable input from industry representatives and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Aviation, the only global-scale rapid transportation network, is in constant need of talented professional technicians. Graduates of our program are uniquely positioned to enter rewarding careers in an expanding field that generates economic growth, creates jobs, facilitates international trade, and supports tourism.

Bachelor's Degree

Jump into a high-tech profession by completing your bachelor's degree in Aviation Technologies. With several specializations from which to choose, there is something for everyone interested in the field of aviation maintenance!

In addition to your classroom work, you’ll gain valuable experience in our laboratories and testing facilities. Imagine yourself taking apart a jet engine, rebuilding and testing it; building a sheet metal wing section from stock sheet metal; fabricating a hydraulic line; or sticking your head into the belly of a Boeing 737 to troubleshoot electronics and pressurization systems. All this and more awaits you!


Our carefully crafted major specializations put our graduates in high demand as aircraft technicians, flight system specialists, technical representatives, technical project managers, and more.

We offer four specializations:

FAA Certificates

Certification as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic can lead to employment with airlines, corporate flight departments, aircraft and engine manufacturers, general aviation operators, and more.

With the SIU Aviation Technologies program, you have the option of earning the FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant Certificates alone OR earning the Certificates and completing advanced coursework to earn the bachelor’s degree.

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