Epic Flight Academy has signed an articulation agreement with Polk State College (PSC). The agreement establishes that graduates of Epic’s FAA Part 147 Aircraft Mechanic Program can transfer their FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate to PSC for 30 college credit hours. Polk State College will apply these credits toward an associate degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration.
“We are thrilled to partner with Polk State College,” said Epic CEO and founder Danny Perna. “Aviation maintenance technicians are in high demand, so students are initially attracted to our program because of the good pay and benefits. However, being able to provide a pathway for a college degree is something we’re especially excited about. It gives our students even more options.”
Eric Crump, Aerospace Program director at Polk State College said, “Polk State College is proud to partner with Epic Flight Academy to help address the critical need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians. Together, we can provide our graduates with the skills they need to be successful throughout their career journey.”
The Aircraft Mechanic Program at Epic takes approximately 19 months to complete with new classes starting three times per year. Students have the option to complete their training at Epic and then transfer to PSC or take college classes while earning their A&P certificate.
Epic Flight Academy, established in 1999, is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The school provides pilot and aviation maintenance training. Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus college with its main campus in Winter Haven, Florida. The college offers both associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees.