On Friday December 1, 2017 Cape Cod Community College officials were joined by Bristol Community College officials at the College’s Plymouth Aviation Center, and together they signed a special articulation agreement creating a unique academic pathway for BCC students to enter Cape Cod Community College’s aviation maintenance technology (AMT) program at the Plymouth Regional Airport. Presidents Dr. John Cox of CCCC and Dr. Laura L. Douglas of BCC signed the articulation agreement in front of a twin-engine jet aircraft that had been donated to the program for student training. With the two Presidents at the signing table were BCC Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Anthony M. Ucci, and CCCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Susan Miller
“I am very pleased that we’ve come together to sign this agreement,” stated John Cox, President of CCCC. “Bristol has a long history of workforce-focused curriculum innovation, and this is another great direction for its region, and another powerful collaboration for both of us. We look forward to welcoming Bristol Community College’s students into this program. This program gives students valuable credentials and hands-on training in a very stable industry, desperate for more highly skilled aviation maintenance technicians in jobs with starting salaries in the $40K-$60K range. The very first class completed the program in October, and already are in the workforce and/or preparing for further education,” he concluded.
The agreement will permit students at Bristol Community College to take the required general education courses at their BCC locations, then transfer into the CCCC AMT program, ultimately earning both FAA Certification and the Associate of Applied Science degree in aviation maintenance technology.
“The BCC and CCCC aviation maintenance technology program expands on our mission to provide in-demand education with the best technology and hands-on training.” said President Laura L. Douglas. “As leaders in higher education, it is our responsibility to manage and share resources strategically while developing new ways for students to be successful in today’s workforce.”
The Plymouth Municipal Airport is home to the hands-on training component of CCCC’s aviation maintenance technology program, one of only six in the country with this intensive training model. This program gives students valuable credentials and hands-on training in a stable industry with starting salaries in the $40K-$60K range. The College’s first graduates of the program are already working in the aviation industry and/or are pursuing their Associate of Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology at CCCC.
The next class of AMT students will enter the program January 22nd. There are still a few openings in the limited enrollment, 14 month program that prepares students for FAA Certification in Airframe and Powerplant repair, and provides a pathway on to further academic study. Individuals are invited to inquire about enrolling. and Financial Aid options, by calling the College’s Admissions office at: 774-330-4311