Do you want to design, build, fly, or repair aircraft for a living? The place to start is with a degree at one of Alabama’s highly respected aviation programs. A high-flying career in aviation can take workers all over the world. Let the professionals at ACCS help you begin your journey.
Our aviation programs are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and are fully accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) to train future aviators and aviation service technicians for top-flight professions.
Our experienced professional instructors with backgrounds in civilian and military aviation combine classroom instruction and hands-on training to ensure that students gain the knowledge they need to successfully compete for jobs. Lab work in the programs, including aircraft inspections, installation, and troubleshooting, is completed on both real aircraft and simulators with cutting-edge technology.
With strong business partnerships in the aviation industry, our students get the chance to land great job opportunities with a broad range of employers. Many of our students often receive job offers before they even complete the ACCS aviation programs.
Choosing the right school for your education is important. The FAA reported in 2015 that 100 percent of Enterprise State Community College aviation students who attempted the FAA certification passed their exam on the first attempt! That is just one story about the level of experience you will gain through ACCS. The first step in your aviation journey can start at one of our colleges today.
TRAINING THAT PAYS
Leading aircraft manufacturers project that as many as 206,000 new pilots and 189,000 new maintenance technicians are needed in North America by the year 2037. In Alabama, highly experienced aircraft mechanics and service technicians can earn up to $39 per hour or $81,197 per year. Avionics technicians, who troubleshoot aircraft technology systems and detect weather and radar, make an average $61,199 mid-career! Earning for pilots is even higher: commercial pilots can earn more than $60 per hour or $125,000 annually.
ACCS has an articulation agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help train students beyond the two-year level. A transfer opportunity with Athens State University is also in place for students to major in Management of Technology with a minor in Aviation Management.
High School Students can start their journey by taking advantage of the cost saving dual enrollment program.