SIU Carbondale

Museum Hosts Southern Illinois University Carbondale NASA Wings Camp Participants

The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum again hosted Southern Illinois University Carbondale NASA Wings Camp participants today as they toured area aviation museums in four new Cessna 172s owned by the university.  NASA Wings, sponsored by NASA’s Space Communication and Navigation Office and hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is a week-long camp designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to learn more about how space communication and navigation systems impact and benefit aviation.  The current session runs from June 24-29, 2012.  The students learned about St. Louis area aerospace history in the museum’s indoor galleries and toured historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 with its various aircraft, engine and flight trainer displays.  The museum will continue to support this activity as part of its mission to participate in educational programs to foster the spirit of flight in today’s youth and in future generations.














Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a modern and comprehensive university offering several different degree options in aviation.

Aviation Flight AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Aviation Flight (AF) prepares students for careers as professional pilots. Students in the AF degree begin their flight training in their first semester and are often working as Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) by their senior year. Most students in the Associate of Applied Science degree program complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management as a 2 + 2 arrangement – getting both the AAS and the BS degrees in a four year period.

Aviation Management BS

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management (AVM) builds on technical training in aviation maintenance, flight, avionics technology, air traffic control, aircraft operations support, military, and government agencies. Students in Aviation Management can tailor their studies to their interests, including airlines, general aviation operations, finance, safety, regulations, air traffic control, maintenance management, and airport management and planning.

Aviation Technologies BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technologies is designed to enhance technical training students have received in aviation maintenance or electronics. This technical training may be acquired through SIUC (FAA Airframe and Power-plant Certificate), at other post-secondary institutions, military, or other FAA approved schools.

MPA in Aviation Administration

Career goals to this concentration include airport management and planning, administration of aviation programs, government positions in aviation safety and regulation, interest in international aviation policies, and private sector aviation consulting firms.