The College of Aviation at Western Michigan University recently celebrated its 75th year of aviation education. In 1939, WMU established aircraft maintenance curriculum for students in aviation sciences. Today there are three programs of study in the College that include Aviation Flight Science, Aviation Management and Operations and Aviation Maintenance Technology. Since 1997, the College of Aviation has had a campus at the W.K. Kellogg Battle Creek Airport. The facility has many aviation classrooms and labs. The College of Aviation includes engine test cells that are used in maintenance labs and five simulators that are used in the flight science curriculum.
The College of Aviation has made strides in recent years to keep up with increaing enrollment and continually improve the quality of education for students. In 2016, the College was granted approval by the state of Michigan to begin on a $25 million expansion project at the Battle Creek facility and was also approved by both the WMU Board of Trustees and Florida's Commission for Independent Education to began on an endeavor to introduce the Western Michigan University College of Aviation curriculum to southwest Florida and the Punta Gorda Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida. By 2019, the College of Aviation hopes to have both the expansion complete in Battle Creek and a second operating campus in Punta Gorda.
Use the links to the left to find more information about the exciting programs the WMU College of Aviation has to offer and our Transportation Shuttle System Initiative!
For more information about the College check out www.wmich.edu/aviation