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Aviation Management Program

If you are interested in becoming a pilot or pursuing a career in aviation, be one of the first to take advantage of COD's Aviation Management program. 

Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Aviation Management and learn about aviation from faculty members who are certified pilots and seasoned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight instructors. Aviation courses will teach students aircraft operations, flight instruction, federal aviation regulations, aviation safety principles, aviation meteorology and more.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will receive hands-on training inside a Redbird Flight Simulator. The Redbird simulator is a fully enclosed, wrap around visual system that allows students to train in a realistic cockpit during instrument instruction. 

Determine Your Path

Aviation Technology prepares students for a variety of careers in aviation including pilot, air traffic controller, aircraft dispatcher, airline administrator, airport manager, airfield operation specialist or aircraft cargo handling supervisor.

Whether you are interested in a career in aviation or want to become a pilot, COD offers:

  • Dedicated aviation faculty members who are certified pilots and experienced FAA instructors.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and top-of-the-line learning tools including a Redbird Flight Simulator.
  • Affordable courses to help you achieve success without creating overwhelming debt or draining your savings account.
  • Access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  • Small class sizes to ensure you receive personalized attention.

Aviation Management

The Aviation Management Associate in Applied Science degree program provides students various aviation industry education and employment opportunities.

Aviation students have the option to complete two tracks: one to obtain their FAA pilot certifications while completing their degree and one to focus on management if they have already achieved their certifications or do not wish to obtain them.

Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in aviation is to apply for admission.

Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a pathway based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

College of DuPage has several aviation transfer agreements in place with four-year colleges and universities to save you time, money and make the transfer process easier.

Many of these agreements with other colleges and universities have specific course requirements and a pre-determined course plan that needs to be followed to be eligible to transfer. Contact a program faculty member or academic advisor to learn more as course requirements vary by institution.


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