Aviation Education Center

COVID-19 UPDATE:  As of May 11, 2020, construction on some projects on WMU’s campus have resumed.  Construction teams are following all workplace safeguards as outlined in the Governor’s latest Executive Order.

Master plan studies for the College of Aviation were conducted in 2008 and resulted in the Campus Physical Development Plan in 2009. As a result of that plan, several needed projects were identified. The goal of this project is to improve and expand facilities at the College of Aviation that address current and future enrollment needs. New classrooms and labs are necessary to continue to accept students at the College that will match the quality of instruction and research to the standards of practice needed to meet the needs of the aviation and aerospace industries. Additionally, this improvement and expansion will promote the level of excellence and high standards in all educational programs, recruitment, outreach and research, which will provide state, national and international significance.

Total project cost is estimated at $20 million. Construction started in Summer 2019 and was planned to be completed in Fall 2020. The completion schedule is currently being updated based on Covid-19 delays.

View from Entry Plaza

View from Airfield

Student Commons

Simulation Lab

Construction Web Cam