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National Aviation Academy: Partner School Focus


National Aviation Academy (NAA) is a well-respected aviation mechanic school that has been in operation since 1932. As one of a select number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved 14 CFR Part 147 Schools in the United States, NAA offers comprehensive aviation mechanic training and prepares students for fulfilling lifelong careers.


NAA accepts students from all walks of life, including former military and international students. To be accepted, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, and comprehend English as per FAA standards
  • Pass the NAA Aptitude Examination
  • Complete an Admissions Acceptance Interview
  • Complete an application and other necessary documentation

NAA's Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have. They offer campus tours, can help you fill out your application, and will work with you every step of the way.

Student Review: "I would not be where I am today had I not been prepared by their education system and also the mentorship that I got from all of our past instructors." - J.P. Sheppard

Career Services

Career Services provides full assistance to anyone studying at NAA. They offer support with resume writing, interview preparation, and general career counseling. All graduates are also eligible for career placement assistance.

In addition, Career Services holds annual career fairs. Top companies such as SpaceX, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and JetBlue have recruited students and soon-to-be graduates at such events.

Student Review: “I can go out into the world and put my experience here...out into the real world and show everybody I’m not just some girl wearing a uniform, that girls can actually do this too.” - Casey Dick

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Representatives work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to assist qualifying students throughout their education. For those who qualify, federal and private loans are available to help you afford your education, as well as private scholarships. Financial Aid Representatives will help you decide which options are right for you and help you fill out your FAFSA to receive federal aid.

Federal Title IV financial aid programs available to qualified students (or their parents) include:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Additionally, National Aviation Academy offers the Charles E. Taylor Scholarship for local public high school students from select counties surrounding both campuses. Up to fifteen $1,000 scholarships are awarded to these students.

Contact NAA to learn more about how their financial aid department can help you!


National Aviation Academy's core programs offerings include:

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (14 months)
  • Aviation Maintenance Professional (21 Months)

Each of the above programs focuses on Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certifications. These licenses are federally issued, highly desired by employers, and never expire. The Aviation Maintenance Professional program includes 7 months of Advanced Aircraft Systems training, which can also be taken as a standalone program.

Moreover, NAA has articulation agreements with select local colleges and universities to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in conjunction with the program.

Connect with NAA to learn more about their programs today!

Campus Locations

National Aviation Academy is proud to have two campuses:

  • New England Campus in Concord, MA
  • Tampa Bay Campus in Clearwater, FL

Both campuses have robust campus life, offering multiple clubs, fraternities, and student associations.


Both campuses are both nationally accredited, so you can be sure you're receiving a quality education. National Aviation Academy in Concord, MA, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. National Aviation Academy in Clearwater, FL, is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Student Review: “At NAA there are so many caring instructors that take a passion in what they’re doing...I can go from working on planes to working on roller coasters to working on space ships to working on a train. The sky isn’t the limit for me anymore.” - Jose Martinez

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