CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator for degree and continuing education programs

Nov 18, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is the recipient of a $149,940 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to purchase a Robinson R-22 Helicopter Simulator. The simulator will be used in CCBC’s Associate of Applied Sciences Helicopter Pilot degree program and select continuing education coursework.
CCBC is one of only two not-for-profit, higher education programs in Maryland training aviation professionals, and the only one training helicopter pilots. CCBC’s new helicopter simulator will be the only one available to civilian (non-military) flight students pursuing their initial Federal Aviation Administration helicopter licenses within an approximate 500-mile radius of Baltimore.
The Robinson R-22 simulator features realistic flight controls and the ability to realistically simulate critical inflight failures and maneuvers such as autorotations, engine failures or tail rotor malfunctions, which are far too hazardous to practice while flying. The simulator will be operational in spring 2022. 

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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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