Southeast partners with EKU for Aerospace Technology degree.

Eastern Kentucky University President Dr. Michael Benson and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Lynn Moore prepare to sign an agreement that will allow students to complete the first two and half years of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation on the Middlesboro campus.

On Wednesday evening, Presidents from Southeast Community and Technical College and Eastern Kentucky University met in Middlesboro to sign an agreement that will create an aeronautical program that can lead to a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree with an emphasis on Aerospace Technology.

The option would allow Southeast Community College students the opportunity to complete the first 53 semester hours on the Middlesboro campus. The next 23 credits, know as bridge credits, could be taken at EKU or the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport. The final leg of the degree would require students to finish their degree on  the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond.

“We’re one of the best aviation programs in the country”, stated Dr. Michael Benson President of Eastern Kentucky University. “The EKU program is the only university based program in Kentucky and is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to designate their aviation candidates for the 1,000-hour restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.”

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