Program helps students get off the ground toward a career

Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 09:52 PM.

Purvis said the students could take their FAA exams and also use those 30 work hours to get 64 credit hours at CCC. With just an additional 24 hours of class time, they can receive their associate degree and move on to a four-year college.

The Havelock campus includes propeller planes, a private jet, and military and civilian helicopters on which students work to complete their tasks for class.

Last month, the school received a donation of a 2005 Rotorway Exec 162 F helicopter on which students can learn. Purvis said the small kit-built chopper will also be shown around at area events in hopes of promoting the opportunities at the program.

"There’s a lot of opportunity here that most people that live here don’t know about and is continuing to grow," said Robin Matthews, director of Workforce Development at the college.

For information on enrollment or the aviation program, call Craven Community College at 444-6005.

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