National Aviation Academy
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|National Aviation Academy|
|Clearwater, FL and Concord, MA|
|Motto||Training Aviation Maintenance Technicians|
|Established||Florida Campus in 1969 & New England Campus in 1932|
National Aviation Academy (NAA) is a nationally recognized aviation training school located in Clearwater, Florida and Concord, Massachusetts. NAA began training Aircraft Mechanics in 1932. They currently offer 3 programs: an FAA certified combination Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certifications [Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program], a combined A&P and Advanced Aircraft Systems program known as an Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP), and an Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) program that is accredited by the National Center for Aircraft Technician Training (NCATT). NAA has an articulation agreement with Middlesex Community College and Polk State College allowing students to obtain an Associate In Science Degree.
"National Aviation Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, a division of the largest accrediting body in the southeast United States. To achieve accreditation, National Aviation Academy's staff, teaching methodology, facilities, and operation were evaluated by a team of recognized educators and was awarded accreditation. www.council.org"
"National Aviation Academy has also met standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools and has held FAA Certificate # DV9T100-R since 1970. faa.gov"
The Florida Campus has two physical locations. A 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) building housing their classrooms, labs and administrative offices are located at 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, Florida 33760. And a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) lab area located on the southwest side of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, Building 4290. The hangar has a library, student break area, aircraft, training aids, and aviation equipment for hands-on training.
The New England Campus is based at Hanscom Air Field and comprises 36,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) of space for labs, shops, classrooms, and administrative offices. Hanscom Air Field is one of the busiest airports in New England serving both military and civilian aviation requirements. Two buildings form a campus that puts all activities within easy walking distance. The John T. Griffin, Sr. Building, is located on the flight line and is 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2). It houses the school's administrative offices, several spacious classrooms, as well as shop/lab hangar areas for the AMT curriculum. The Catherine A. Mayo Building is a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) facility and contains modern classrooms and labs. Located just 15 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, the school is in the town of Bedford. Shops and labs are equipped with aircraft and aircraft system mock-ups used to train students in the repair of today's state-of-the-art aircraft.
Total enrollment: 844
- Monti, Gary, ed. (2007), NCATT News November 2007 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3 NCATT Accredits National Aviation Academy, Its First AET Training Provider Check
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