ALABAMA AVIATION TO ACQUIRE OLD GUARD ARMORY
Ozark, AL– The Alabama Aviation Center, Ozark Campus, announces the acquisition of the old Ozark National Guard Army. The Alabama National Guard Armory accepted the proposal to purchase the armory for $50,000.00. The armory consists of four main buildings, 20+ acres and sits within one mile of the Ozark campus as well sits next to the Ozark Airport.
“The added property is very much needed and the opportunity to obtain the extra space is much appreciated,” said Enterprise State Community College President Dr. Nancy W. Chandler. “We are entirely grateful for Ozark Mayor Billy Blackwell and the city of Ozark for making us aware of this opportunity.”
The next step is for the state board of education to accept the proposal. AAC hopes to offer unmanned aircraft technician and flight simulation classes. AAC had humble beginnings with the 15 students in 1962 and has grown to an average 1,000 student enrollments. AAC is the only Community College with a statewide mission and has locations in Ozark, Mobile, Andalusia, Albertville, and Decatur. AAC also offers dual enrollment classes for surrounding high school students. The Ozark campus offers Airframe, Powerplant, and Avionics Technology certification. The AAC is the only institution that offers Aviation Maintenance Technology in the state. The AAC is a unit of Enterprise State Community College.
“We hold a national reputation for excellence in instructional programs in aviation technologies,” said AAC Ozark Dean Tom Kirk. “Our students consistently earn scores above the national average on tests administered by the Federal Aviation Administration.”
Summer enrollment begins April 18 and classes begin May 29. For more information about becoming a student, call (334) 347-2623.