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EKU, ACTC Ink 2 + 2 Agreement in Aviation

ACTC President Kay Adkins and EKU President Michael Benson (Photo courtesy ACTC)

Eastern Kentucky University has cleared another runway for its nationally unique aviation program.

Soon, the Ashland Regional Airport will be buzzing with EKU aircraft, thanks to a 2 + 2 agreement signed on Aug. 8 by EKU President Michael Benson and ACTC President Kay Adkins. It’s the fourth such agreement that Eastern has inked with community and technical colleges statewide in an effort to prepare pilots for the 500,000 openings expected over the next 20 years.

EKU offers the nation’s only FAA-approved “1,000-hour power” 2 + 2 degree pathway to aviation careers. Now, students can earn a two-year associate degree at ACTC, complete a bachelor’s degree in aviation from EKU and earn their pilot credentials, all without ever leaving the tri-state area. Eastern already has similar agreements with community and technical colleges in Hazard, Middlesboro and Owensboro, and hopes to blanket the state where community and technical colleges are co-located with a regional airport.

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Published on August 10, 2015

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