Snead State Community College and UAH make partnership

Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley, seated right, and University of Alabama in Huntsville Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Christine Curtis, seated left, signed a memorandum of understanding forming a partnership between the two institutions to provide opportunities for students in aviation. On hand for the signing were, from left, UAH Associate Provost Dr. Brent Wren, UAH Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Dr. Karen Clanton, Snead State Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Annette Cederholm, Snead State Advisory Board member General Stephen Schmidt, Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, and Snead State Advisory Board member Marlin Priest.

Snead State Community College and The University of Alabama in Huntsville have joined forces to provide new opportunities for students interested in aviation education and training.

According to a press release from SSCC, the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding, Monday, establishing the partnership, which ensures students earning an associate degree in applied science through SSCC’s aviation program, are able to transition into UAH’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies to continue their education.

Until now, students receiving an associate of applied science degree from SSCC weren’t able to transfer their earned credits to another four-year institution.

“What is unique about this articulation agreement is that a significant number of the career technical courses that Snead State teaches in Airframe and powerplant will be accepted by UAH for this degree,” SSCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Annette Cederholm said.

The aviation department in Albertville has undergone a lot of changes over the past couple of years. SCCC recently assumed the operation of the Alabama Aviation Center at the Albertville Airport. It was previously under the operation of Enterprise Community College.

According to Shelley Smith, director of marketing and public relations at SSCC, the college will be offering powerplant technology curriculum in Fall of 2018.

“The aviation program is a new venture for Snead State, but we’re excited about the opportunities this will open for our students,” Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley said. “ “We’ve received incredible support from the community and local industry leaders, so our partnership with UAH will only enhance our program. The articulation agreement is a step in the right direction as we prepare students for exciting careers in aviation.”

Representatives from UAH visited SSCC Monday for a formal signing event spotlighting the partnership.

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