Go Forward. Launch Your New Career. Currently recruiting pilots-in-training and offering degrees and certificates for pilots and instructors.
Parkland College is a fully accredited, public community college established to serve the needs of District 505, the third largest community college district in Illinois. Parkland has delivered vocational-technical and academic instruction to more than 280,000 people since its classes began in 1967. Our college has become a center for educational opportunity and community enrichment in east central Illinois and has earned a national reputation for its excellent academic standards, innovative programs, and quality instruction.
www.parkland.eduThe Parkland College Institution of Aviation offers an educational advantage to all students. All flight instruction takes place at the University of Illinois-owned Willard Airport in Champaign, IL. This is a regular municipal airport with actual commercial flights. The institute has its own FAA-approved aircraft maintenance shop with mechanics and technicians who keep the training fleet in first-class condition. You can chose from an Associate of Science degree in aviation and transfer your credits to a four-year university or you can earn private pilot and commercial pilot certifications on the way to the degree.