Parkland College Institute of Aviation

★★★★☆
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Savoy, IL

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Front Counter Hours: � � � � � � Mondays and Thursdays: 7:30 am-6:30 pm � � � � � � Tuesdays ; Wednesdays ; Fridays: 7:30 am-5 pm
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This is definitely 'the' college to go to. I have attended since 2006 and have been impressed by the knowledgeable and helpful teachers(we call them instructors), the down to earth feeling of the college, and the incredibly wide variety of courses they offer there. In the Summer, the lush green outdoor college space comes to life and classes continue to be offered, which is great for those trying to get ahead in the career race.

I recently had people in my class as young as 18 and as old as 40 learning 2D Animation. The Digital media is highly decorated and high-class, and the entire college is a great place for diverse people improving their lives and knowledge.

Parkland has its own arts gallery, TV channel, and even their own student-written paper, the Parkland "Prospectus"!

I definitely recommend Parkland College to anyone seeking improvement in their lives. The college is filled with opportunities, for anyone, any age, any race.

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★★★★★

This is definitely 'the' college to go to. I have attended since 2006 and have been impressed by the knowledgeable and helpful teachers(we call them instructors), the down to earth feeling of the college, and the incredibly wide variety of courses they offer there. In the Summer, the lush green outdoor college space comes to life and classes continue to be offered, which is great for those trying to get ahead in the career race.

I recently had people in my class as young as 18 and as old as 40 learning 2D Animation. The Digital media is highly decorated and high-class, and the entire college is a great place for diverse people improving their lives and knowledge.

Parkland has its own arts gallery, TV channel, and even their own student-written paper, the Parkland "Prospectus"!

I definitely recommend Parkland College to anyone seeking improvement in their lives. The college is filled with opportunities, for anyone, any age, any race.

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Parkland College is a wonderful college for everyone--whether people are still in high school, have graduated and plan to transfer to a 4-year university, or have been out of school for years and want to learn additional skills. The campus is very easy to get around. There are a wide range of subjects and classes to take. The only reason this college isn't a "World Class" rating is because some of the staff can be less than friendly, and sometimes not as helpful as they perhaps should.

PROS: Wide range of subjects and courses
CONS: Some of the staff are less than helpful

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★★★★☆

Parkland College is a wonderful college for everyone--whether people are still in high school, have graduated and plan to transfer to a 4-year university, or have been out of school for years and want to learn additional skills. The campus is very easy to get around. There are a wide range of subjects and classes to take. The only reason this college isn't a "World Class" rating is because some of the staff can be less than friendly, and sometimes not as helpful as they perhaps should.

PROS: Wide range of subjects and courses
CONS: Some of the staff are less than helpful

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Parkland is perfect for those who want quick training in a specific field, or those who aren't sure what they want to do. Parkland features a wonderful transfer program which prepares freshman and sophmores for four universities at half the price. The class selection at Parkland is great. They offer some great career programs in nursing, graphic arts, and lots of other things. They also offer core classes that are transerable to all Illinois four year colleges.

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★★★★★

Parkland is perfect for those who want quick training in a specific field, or those who aren't sure what they want to do. Parkland features a wonderful transfer program which prepares freshman and sophmores for four universities at half the price. The class selection at Parkland is great. They offer some great career programs in nursing, graphic arts, and lots of other things. They also offer core classes that are transerable to all Illinois four year colleges.

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Parkland College is one of the premiere community colleges in the country. It's also a great education value for freshmen and sophomores, with tuition far below that of four-year unversities. The class sizes are small and many of the instructors are still working in their fields, so they bring a practical viewpoint to the classroom.

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Parkland College is one of the premiere community colleges in the country. It's also a great education value for freshmen and sophomores, with tuition far below that of four-year unversities. The class sizes are small and many of the instructors are still working in their fields, so they bring a practical viewpoint to the classroom.

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Parkland College is geared for the person that wants to learn a practical skill without the added expense of going to a university. I am attending Parkland at this time and would recommend it to anyone.

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Parkland College is geared for the person that wants to learn a practical skill without the added expense of going to a university. I am attending Parkland at this time and would recommend it to anyone.

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The staff is not helpful at all in getting you an education and the classes are not challenging, mostly boring. \n

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The staff is not helpful at all in getting you an education and the classes are not challenging, mostly boring. \n

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Parkland College has been extremely unhelpful and the faculty and staff seems to need an education more than the students, and seem miserable. They send out mass e-mails when you ask specific questions and you need to do everything for yourself, even when setting up meetings with a person they are busy and can not accommodate your questions or they refer you all around until you ultimately give up. I would not recommend Parkland to anyone.

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Parkland College has been extremely unhelpful and the faculty and staff seems to need an education more than the students, and seem miserable. They send out mass e-mails when you ask specific questions and you need to do everything for yourself, even when setting up meetings with a person they are busy and can not accommodate your questions or they refer you all around until you ultimately give up. I would not recommend Parkland to anyone.

Message from Parkland College Institute of Aviation

The 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.

? Convenient location
Our training center is located at the Willard Airport which is only about two hours south of Chicago, IL. This program offers a very hands on approach to learning to fly. You will actually begin flying an aircraft typically on the second day of flight instruction. The Willard Airport is a prime training location as the air space is much less crowded than the Chicago area.

? Degree program and certification training
The Parkland Institute of Aviation offers an Associate in Science degree in aviation. This will prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to go on to earn a bachelor's degree. The institute also offers classes for students who are specifically interested in training for private pilot and or commercial pilot FAA certifications.

? Private pilot training
Private pilot training takes two semesters. You will take AVI 101 in the first semester and AVI 120 in the second semester.

?Commercial pilot training
After private pilot, there are six additional courses including instrument rating and commercial pilot classes. The institute also offers advanced training courses beyond the basic commercial pilot package.

? Class instruction format
For most aviation courses, you will meet for about two hours a week in a classroom where you will learn about aircraft systems, rules and regulations, and aviation fundamentals. You will also meet at Willard Airport for three 2-hour flight periods a week where you will get hands-on experience flying an aircraft to learn flight maneuvers, takeoffs and landings, and cross-country flight.

?Aviation Institute history
Founded in 1946, it is located at the university-owned and operated Willard Airport in Savoy, Illinois. The Institute was the first aviation school in the United States to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct all tests leading to the issuance of civilian pilot certificates. It has a long history of providing flight training, teaching aviation safety, and is particularly well known for conducting aviation-related study and research in human factors.

? Fleet
The institute currently maintains a fleet of 17 Piper Archer IIIs, 7 Piper Arrows (complex), 3 twin-engine Piper Seminoles, and 2 Cessna 152s. The institute also operates 8 state-of-the-art flight training devices, ranging from single-engine trainer. Art Galleries|Daycare|Museums|Theater Tickets|Tourist Attractions

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