Jul-03-2012 by admin1
The Alabama Aviation Center (AAC) at Ozark originated in 1960 as a part of the educational program administered by the Ozark City Board of Education. In 1962, the institution's aviation maintenance program was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). By act of the State Legislaturein 1963, the institution, which was then known as the Alabama Institute of Aviation Technology, was brought under the Alabama State Board of Education as a state vocational trade school.
In 1970, the institution was accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions of the Southern association of Colleges and Schools. In 1973, the Alabama State Board of Education changed the named to Alabama Aviation and Technical College, and in 1976, the Board authorized the establishment of an off campus center in Mobile, Alabama. In 1991, the College was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate in applied science degree, and the College's accredition was reaffirmed in 1997. In 1996, the College and its Mobile center were merged with George C. Wallace Community College, and the names of the locations were changed to the Alabama Aviation Center in Ozark and the Aviation Center at Mobile. In 2008, under ESCC, the new Aviation Technical Training Center on the AAC in Ozark opened its doors for classes. Additional sites have been added for aviation programs and include: the AAC at Albertville, AAC Andalusia, and AAC Decatur.