Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.


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Fiber Optics
Award Type
Short Term Certificate
Anticipated Graduates
James Ayers, Stephen Matern
JA-509-793-2265, SM-509-793-2266
Fiber Optics
Big Bend has worked to develop for Fiber Optics certification program for aerospace students. We worked with a company that provides industry training in this area and testing for certification in Fiber Optics. These are classes that would become a certificate of achievement option for students in our industrial electrical program and aviation maintenance program, or an electronic communications emphasis option for the Industrial Electrical.
Skill Sets
• Prepare an optical link for splicing. • Setup and pre-work testing of an OTDR unit and associated fusion splicer. • Layout and prep for mechanical splice kit applications. • Demonstrate safe use of equipment and create at least two acceptable fusion splices, and two acceptable mechanical splices. • Demonstrate the operation of various types of fiber-optic test equipment. • Cable installation techniques – macro and micro bends – with bend radius assessments. • Application of specific industry standards for FO installations (EIA/TIA 568-B). • Fiber color coding. Control of loss parameters (loss budget calculations). • Review of NEC installation requirements for non-conductive, conductive, and hybrid cables.

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Big Bend Community College

Aviation Maintenance
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Big Bend Community College

Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837