National Aviation Academy Celebrates 25 Years of Accreditation


CLEARWATER, FLA. (November 29, 2016) – The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized National Aviation Academy (NAA) for completing twenty-five years of accredited status at the Council’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, November 2-4, 2016.

COE, originally the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI), formed in 1971, was a regional accrediting agency and was part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  NAA first became accredited with this is agency in 1991.  In 1995, COEI changed to COE when the agency left SACS to become an independent national accrediting agency.

The award of accreditation is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Council, but also the needs of students, the community, and employers. “NAA is extremely proud of this significant achievement and to be among such a prestigious group of fellow educators who hold the standards of career education at the highest level.  At NAA we strive to be exemplary stewards of the COE mission by ensuring quality and integrity with all that we do,” stated Mac Elliott, NAA CEO.

The Commission’s evaluation process includes an extensive self-study by the institution and an intensive review by a visiting team of professional educators representing the Commission’s member institutions from other states.

The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality assurance services to postsecondary career and technical education providers across the nation. Organized as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education. Services offered include institutional accreditation (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education), program quality reviews for states and workforce education providers, and informational services. Most of the Council’s work is carried out by qualified professional volunteers who are experts in workforce education.

About National Aviation Academy:

National Aviation Academy (NAA) has been training aviation maintenance professionals since 1932.  NAA is dedicated to building a quality aviation maintenance workforce through curriculum developed using industry standards, hands-on training and a forward-thinking sensibility.  NAA offers training in aviation maintenance and advanced aircraft systems. Years of industry experience across all maintenance levels in addition to producing quality graduates with exceptional skills has cultivated NAA a worldwide reputation in the aviation maintenance training field.  Companies that hire NAA graduates offer long-term and viable careers with great earning and growth potential. NAA trains individuals from across the globe with campuses located at 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760 and 130 Baker Avenue Ext., Concord, MA 01742.  For more information call 800-659-2080 or visit https://naa.eduCOE accreditation only applies to the Clearwater, FL location of NAA.

About Council on Occupational Education:

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