Aerospace Training Center, Calhoun Community College

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On May 24, 2007 (EST)

To better meet the needs of regional business and industry, Calhoun Community College (CCC) has redirected its technology programs, including specialists relating to Aerospace technologies. The College developed a special AAS program in Aerospace Technology to address this need. The degree prepares students for employment in aerospace and related industries through classroom and lab instruction. The program includes the development of 33 new courses, focusing specialties in Machining and Fabrication, Welding and Coating, Structures and Assembly and Electronics. It also provides a set of common courses in Aerospace Manufacturing and General Education oriented to the practical needs of the business and industry.

In the late 1990s, Calhoun finalized plans to build an Aerospace and Advanced Technology Park, initiated as part of the commitment of the state of Alabama to the startup and continuing training requirements for the Boeing Delta rocket plant located in Decatur, Alabama. The Aerospace Training Center, first of three phases of the Technology Park, was developed to train and prepare an entry- level workforce for the Boeing facility. Boeing committed to hiring as many local residents as possible for existing positions.

Since the Aerospace Technology program was developed, two other advanced technology programs have been designed in response to industry needs.

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