We are excited to announce that as of July 2016, Florida's Commission for Independent Education has approved two provisional licenses for Western Michigan University, paving the way for WMU to offer aviation and several other high-profile academic programs in Charlotte and Hillsborough counties.
WMU, Charlotte County, the Punta Gorda Airport and Florida SouthWestern State College are moving forward with plans to launch pilot training and aviation maintenance technology programs—each leading to a bachelor's degree.
Final approval for WMU program offerings must come from the Higher Learning Commission, which is the University's accreditation body. Once such approvals are obtained, WMU and its Florida partners in the aviation effort will work out final details for those degree programs, and the University will move forward with additional programs as the populations' needs and interests dictate.
Please contact us if you’d like to be updated as programs are approved or have questions.
WMU Online Education currently offers a variety of excellent degrees and certificates entirely online to students across the country. Whether you’re in Punta Gorda or Portland, you can learn and achieve at your own pace.