Aviation Programs - Southwestern Illinois College


General, Airframe, and Powerplant maintenance technology courses.


Management courses and hands-on industry standard training.

Aviation Students


Learn to fly for
commercial or personal use.

Hear from Alumni

“Obtaining my A&P made me a well-rounded aviator…”
Kate Benhoff

SWIC’s program was great and allowed me to work and attend school simultaneously. The instructors were knowledgeable and the projects in class really mirrored real world tasks. Obtaining my A&P made me a well-rounded aviator and helped push my career forward.

Aircraft Prop in Aviation Maintenance.
SWIC Alumni of the Aviation Aircraft Dispatcher Program in a red dress
“The SWIC Aviation Program was the catalyst that jump started my life.”
Rebecca Reno

“In January of 2020, the Air Traffic Control job offer was posted online and I half-heartedly submitted my name to the pool with 20,000 others looking for a life changing opportunity… Three months later I was determined “Best Qualified” and received a job offer from the Federal Aviation Administration.”

“SWIC has put together an up-to-date relevant and working aviation program”
Lilly Dimitrova

“I would like to thank Keith Mueller and the team of SWIC aviation instructors for the great job they have done preparing me for this job. During ground school at Mesa Airlines, I realized what a solid knowledge base I have and I give all the credit to my instructors at SWIC.”

Lilly Dimitrova
“…They will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to succeed…”
Christofer Gendron, Manager of Quality at Boeing

After Graduating the SWIC AVMT program my career excelled. This was due to the high level of detail and attention their A&P program instills in its students. I quickly noticed (and so did the company I work for) …

Aircraft in hangar.
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