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August 22, 2005
University of Dubuque Aviation Programs Receive International Accreditation

The University of Dubuque's bachelor of science programs in aviation management and flight operations have received full accreditation from the Council on Aviation Accreditation, Inc., an international accrediting body.

The Council on Aviation Accreditation (CAA) is committed to recognizing and promoting excellence in education and training of aviation professionals across the United States and the world. Accreditation ensures that professional programs achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and public they serve. Additionally, accreditation opens internship opportunities that are only available to students training in an accredited program.

"Of the 200 aviation programs available throughout the United States, we are proud to be one of the only twenty-one who have been accredited by the CAA,"" stated Steve Accinelli, aviation department chair and director of the Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Regional Airport. ""Receiving this accreditation, assures that we are operating at the highest standard of quality in the industry, as measured by outside evaluators. It ensures our students that they are studying and training under a high quality curriculum and industry interface."

The University of Dubuque Aviation Programs provide students with the academic and professional tools needed to achieve success in the constantly changing aviation industry. The mission of the Aviation Department is to provide students with the professional skills that allow for success in all segments of the aviation industry while enhancing their critical thinking and decision making skills. The Aviation Department supports the University of Dubuque Mission by establishing excellence in professional preparation, fostering a zeal for life-long learning, focusing on the development of professional skills enhanced by technology and integrated with safety practices, and characterized by fiscal prudence with quality equipment and facilities.

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