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Aerospace Academy Senior Working Toward College Degree

Aerospace Academy Senior Working Toward College Degree

Jacob Peters, a senior in the Warren County Career Center Aerospace Academy, is working on his Aviation Maintenance Technology degree at Sinclair Community College while completing his high school program. This ambitious young man is homeschooled, and had finished his high school required credits, but wanted to learn more about aviation. He is nearing the end of the two-year Aerospace Academy program, in which he is able to earn up to 16 credit hours toward his degree at Sinclair. He decided to enroll in a class at Sinclair in January so he can graduate from college early and get on with his career in the aviation area of airframe and powerplant. He is interested in wiring, aircraft painting, and aircraft manufacturing and would like to work someday for a large company such as Boeing.

“I have had an interest in aviation and flying through my whole childhood,” he said. “I thought about being a pilot, and after researching it, I decided I would like to go into the mechanical side. (WCCC Instructor) Mr. Miller explained the field to me, and I found out how big of a part it is in aviation. I really like being around planes, and working on them and with them is something I like to do and see in my future.”

Jacob is doing well in his college classes, and in his high school classes. He said it is very interesting moving around to study different areas of the aviation industry, and now knows that there is a variety of careers available to him.

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