You can now earn an SIU aviation degree in Pennsylvania


Sarah Demkovich, a senior from Algonquin studying aviation management, laughs with Michael Bacha, a graduate student from Palatine studying public administration, during a pre-flight inspection Aug. 18, 2014, at the Southern Illinois Airport. ( file photo)

CENTER TWP, PENN. — Through a new partnership between the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania and SIU, the college’s aviation program graduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in aviation management without leaving the county.

Southern Illinois now offers its aviation management bachelor’s degree program at CCBC’s Aviation Sciences Center, located at the Beaver County Airport in Chippewa Township. CCBC graduates can enroll in the SIU program at a discounted rate and will receive in-state resident rates for tuition and other fees.

CCBC students can complete the degree without any visits to the Southern Illinois campus.


The partnership also provides an accelerated degree program for CCBC’s aviation associate degree graduates. Students’ CCBC coursework is included in their bachelor’s degree requirements, allowing them to receive their bachelor’s with just 60 additional semester hours of study.

The accelerated degree program includes weekend classes, every other weekend and can be completed in 16 months.

SIU’s main campus, located in Carbondale, is nationally recognized for its degrees in aviation flight, aviation management and aviation technologies.

Aviation students and graduates who are interested in learning more about the program can contact Carmen Romeo at 724-480-3616 or [email protected]


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