Some high school students in our area are able to graduate with college credits already under their belt.
The Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Education Center and Pierpont Community and Technical College allow high school students to start taking courses during their junior year of high school and work toward an associates degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.
The school says it is seeing an increase in high school students enrolling in the program for the fall.
“So they graduate with 12 college credits towards an associate’s degree from Pierpont, 240 hours in training for their airframe and power plant certificate and a high school diploma so its quite a successful program,” said Thomas Stose, director and senior professor.
Whether you are a high school student interested in the program or an adult looking for a career change, the enrollment deadline for the fall semester is the beginning of August.