Aviation Academy

The Aviation Academy is a partnership between Marion Community Schools / Grant Regional Career Center, the City of Marion, the Marion Municipal Airport, and Indiana Wesleyan University. This two-year program is unique in our region, and has been recognized with an Indiana Department of Education Partnership Award.

This is an amazing opportunity for students in the area! It offers foundational knowledge and skills that can help students pursue a career in the field of aviation. In some classes, students can earn high school credit and college credit at the same time! (This can save you big on your college bills!)

Typical careers: Commercial Pilot | Aerospace Engineer | Aircraft Mechanic | Air Traffic Controller | Aviation Safety Inspector | Aerospace Program Manager

Typical salary range: $48,000 - $130,000


The Aviation Academy has been featured on Inside Indiana Business!

>> click here to visit the (i) on Education report on GRCC's Aviation Academy

>> Ready to sign up? Call GRCC at 765-664-9091 for more information!

DID YOU KNOW: Marion High School graduates have played a part in aviation and aerospace history! The following MHS alumni have been inducted into the Marion High School Hall of Distinction.

  • Richard Osburn, Marion High School Class of 1963, worked at NASA on navigation systems for both the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, one of the youngest engineers to man a console during the Apollo moon landings 
  • Clark E. Beck Sr., P.E., Class of 1947, an aerospace engineering expert, served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and was a professor and college administrator in Ohio, an innovator in STEM education 
  • James Arnett Wilson, Class of 1937, was a Tuskegee airman 

>> Click here if you are interested in donating to provide students with flight opportunities