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Skilled to Work: Aviation maintenance program at Northwest Mississippi CC

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SENATOBIA, Miss. (WTVA) - Northwest Mississippi Community College is teaching future technicians how to keep airplanes safe before they leave the ground.

Director Calvin Cooper said there are only two schools in Mississippi with an aviation maintenance program. Hinds Community College also offers a program.

Northwest students learn everything from repairs to aircraft structuring.

Students must complete the two-year program before getting their mechanic certification.

Cooper said many students end up with jobs at companies like commuter airlines and FedEx.

“The benefits behind our college, and other schools like us, is that we teach that wide range," he added. "We give them that basic skill set that they need to go all over the nation.”

Students must be at least 18 years old to start.

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