The Marshall University moved a step closer to the takeoff of its new aviation maintenance program, a joint academic endeavor with Mountwest Community and Technical College. The program will be housed at Tri-State Airport.
The two-year degree program, which President Jerome A. Gilbert says is the first of its kind in West Virginia, means students will receive a diploma with both schools’ names.
“We are working with Tri-State Airport to put the final ink on the lease for this program, which we hope to begin in fall 2021,” Gilbert said. “We plan to have two hangars; one will undergo renovation, while the other is in pretty good shape.”
Gilbert also reported to the board on continuing talks with Yeager Airport about housing for students entering the fixed wing commercial pilot four-year degree program that will be housed at both Yeager and Marshall’s South Charleston campus.