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Aviation & Technical Training Center nears completion

COA’s Fourth Location Close to Completion

Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center Located in Currituck County

Officials from College of The Albemarle and Currituck County recently completed a walk-through of the college’s fourth location that will be completed in the coming months.

The Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center is a state-of-the-art, 37,000 square foot facility which is unique in its appearance and design, housing four aviation labs focusing on sheet metal, avionics, composites, and power plant.

Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center

In addition it houses four classrooms, one of which is a scale-up classroom that promotes problem-based learning that encourages teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Each lab and classroom will be equipped with the latest in high-tech teaching tools and aviation equipment.

The college has acquired two aircraft for its instructional program – a Cherokee 140 and a Cessna Commuter.

With SACS approval of the site, programs of study to be offered at the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center will include Aviation Systems Technology (pending FAA approval), Architectural Technology, Computer Integrated Machining, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Local Officials walkthrough RATTC

All of these programs are scheduled to begin in August 2013. Students completing these programs of study will have the skills and knowledge to secure a high-tech, high paying job with local and nationally known employers.

To learn more about the programs of study to be offered at this facility, please visitwww.albemarle.edu/new-programs.

Photo 1 : Pictured during the recent walk-through is (from left to right): Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, COA President, S. Paul O’Neal, Currituck County Commissioner, Dan Scanlon, Currituck County Manager, and Paul Martin, Currituck County Commissioner.

Photo 2 : Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center, located adjacent to Currituck Regional Airport in Maple. Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center , located adjacent to the Currituck Regional Airport, Maple, NC

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