Student Success

Peer Mentoring

Mercer County Community College's Aviation Department is pleased to offer peer mentoring for our aviation students. Each week our students gather in the dedicated aviation classroom to assist one another in their flight and ground training. These sessions are designed for upper class students to assist new students. These sessions also offer the new students the opportunity to network and get to know other students in the program.

MCCC also offers a guide to student success (pdf) located on the main website.


MCCC has a wide range of scholarships that are available to our students. In 2016, the aviation students earned over $25,000 in scholarships. Information regarding scholarships can be found on MCCC main website - click here.

What do our Graduates do after leaving Mercer?

As a community college graduate, our students have many different opportunities available to them after graduation. Eighty percent of our students transfer to a four year institution. Recent graduates have transferred to Rutgers University, Southern Illinois University, Thomas Edison University, and University of Central Missouri. Eighty five percent of our students start working on their Certified Flight Instructor Certificate so they can start building their flight time towards their restricted ATP for the airlines. In addition, some of our recent graduates have begun their military training.

Many of our graduates are now working for major airlines including American, Delta, and United as well as Regional airlines such as Piedmont Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, SkyWest, and Air Wisconsin. In addition some of our students have taken the corporate route to their career and are now working for Pfizer, Verizon, Lincoln Financial, and Johnson and Johnson.

Our Students in the News

Mercer County Community College Aviation Instructor, Student, Aid in Maritime Rescue
MCCC Aviation Instructor Rescue

Watch the News12NJ segment featuring
the MCCC Aviation Program.

MCCC Aviation on News12NJ