Smith selected as Dean of Aviation

Jimmie Smith with planeSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Jimmie Smith as its Dean of Aviation. He is responsible for managing initiatives related to Aviation programs and instructional services including community, high school and college programs; E-learning and faculty.

Smith has been with an aviation maintenance instructor with the College since October 2017, teaching the FAA Part 147 curriculum. Before coming to Savannah Technical College, he worked for 29 years in the aviation industry. He also served in the U.S. Navy for seven years.

He has a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics with a minor in management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

The College’s Aviation division offers specialty aviation continuing education courses and credit aviation programs for Aircraft Structural, Aviation Maintenance and Avionics training. Graduates from STC’s credit aviation programs have an average of 93% placement in field (AY21). Its state-of-the-art Aviation Training Center is located at the Crossroads Campus. For information about the College’s Aviation programs, call 912.443.4094 or visit

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (