MSCC met a wide array of FAA requirements to earn the certification necessary to start the program in January. The college submitted a description of the curriculum; a list of the facilities; materials to be used; a list of instructors indicating certificate type, ratings, and certificate numbers held by each; and a statement of the maximum number of students to be taught at any one time.
Mid-South received a $3.4 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to build the program. Emphasizing industry-relevant, on-the-job training, the program will give students the skills and experience needed to meet the demands of the aviation maintenance industry.
With help from all of its partners, including FedEx Express, MSCC has developed an integrated training program for airframe and powerplant technicians. Aviation maintenance classes will be taught by three highly-qualified and experienced instructors with more than 100 years studying, flying, servicing, repairing, and teaching about aircraft.
Key partners in the program include FedEx Express, Arkansas Northeastern College, the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC), the Workforce Investment Board of Eastern Arkansas, and Aviation Repair Technologies.
Students interested in enrolling in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program may do so during regular registration on Monday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Educational Excellence. Late registration will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. Students who enroll after Jan. 10 will be assessed a $10 late registration fee (except those who qualify for tuition waivers).
For additional information, call MSCC’s Workforce Technology Center at (870) 733-6853 or visit www.midsouthcc.edu.
Mid-South Community College wants to plug East Arkansans into good-paying jobs tending the aircraft that support a $28.6-billion-per-year chunk of the area economy.
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