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UCM's Aviation Programs Continue CAA Accreditation

UCM's Aviation Programs Continue CAA Accreditation

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/18/2006 - UCM's undergraduate aviation programs have earned reaffirmation of accreditation by the Council on Aviation Accreditation.

Six Undergraduate Programs Meet Stringent Standards

The accreditation assures students and prospective employers that the six undergraduate degree options offered by UCM's Department of Aviation have met stringent industry standards of quality. The accredited areas in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Aviation Technology focus on airport management, flight operations management, maintenance management, avionics management, systems design technology and professional pilot.

Reaffirmation Follows Self-Study, Campus Visit

The reaffirmation continues the CAA accreditation already held by the undergraduate aviation program. Following the submission of a two-year self-study to CAA, a CAA accreditation team visited the campus in the fall of 2005. Upon completion of the visit, the team report was forwarded to the Accreditation Committee, which made its recommendation to the CAA Board of Directors. UCM President Aaron Podolefsky was notified of the continuation of accreditation in early March.

Faculty Gains Valuable Insight

"The accreditation process has provided the faculty with an objective evaluation of the aviation program and the needed insight for continued achievements and advancement," said Adrian Bernagozzi, acting chair of the Department of Aviation.

"The continued accreditation of our undergraduate aviation technology programs reaffirms the quality of instruction provided to Central Missouri's aviation graduates," said Alice Greife, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "We continue to be a national leader as one of only 23 institutions across the nation to be accredited by the CAA."