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March 12, 2009

Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute taking flight

Local aeronautical training school open for applications


Interested parties are asked to contact Jim McCartney at or 561-0100, Ext. 243; Diane Rolfs at or 561-0100, Ext. 241; Lucy Limberis at or 561-0100, Ext. 242; or Jamie Silver at or 942-6691. People can also call McCartney to arrange a tour of Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute.

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute is accepting applications for the fall semester.

Institute Program Coordinator Jim McCartney said applications are being accepted for adult candidates. They are asked to submit applications by Aug. 3, but they will be accepted on a space-available basis until classes start.

Minimum requirements include a high-school diploma or GED, with a moderate to strong mechanical aptitude and academic ability in math, science and English recommended.

CV-TEC Director Dr. Barry Mack said the New York State Education Department recently approved the Aeronautical Institute's program. It allows secondary school students to receive additional high-school credit in math, English and science for their studies at the institute.

"It's exciting that our program is recognized to have enough math, English and science in it to give high-school credit in those subjects," McCartney said.

There will be three-hour morning and afternoon sessions and a six-hour evening session. Each session can have up to 25 students.

High-school students will take precedence for the daytime slots. Vacant slots will be available to adult learners.

Adults who attend night sessions can complete the program in two years with summer sessions. The daytime program can be completed within three years.

"We are pleased to be able to offer a couple different options in that regard," McCartney said.

Adult tuition is set at $4,712 for the daytime session and $9,314 for the evening during the 2009-10 school year but does not include textbooks and other fees. Tuition assistance is available to qualified applicants.

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