Students Experience Aviation And Engineering
That’s what sets us apart. Not only are students learning about aviation and engineering, they experience it through field trips, job shadows, capstone events and by hearing the accomplishments of visiting dignitaries such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Astronaut Mark Kelly and the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.
This allows our students to see the world from a different vantage point. Just as the ground looks different when flying at 5,000 feet, hands-on learning gives our students distinct perspectives they won’t find anywhere else.
Expanding the classroom walls come naturallyâ€”especially since we are uniquely located at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. WMAA’s campus location allows students to tour airport tenant facilities such as aircraft rescue and fire fighting, air traffic control tower, terminal radar approach control, fixed-based operators, airport maintenance and facility operations, airline and freight operations, and corporate aviation facilities.
Just as airplanes need lift to take flight, success in life requires core leadership skills. Communications, decision making, problem solving, team collaboration, planning, public speaking and critical thinking are emphasized daily in the Aviation and Engineering curriculum.