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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Power Plant Mechanic
Award Type
06/03/16, 08/26/16, 11/29/16, 03/06/17, 06/2/17, 08/28/17, 11/30/17
Anticipated Graduates
Kim Alexander
Aviation Maintenance Technology

One of two preparatory programs (Airframe and Power-plant, A&P) of the Aviation Maintenance Certificate program. Students are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration certification exam for the Power-plant mechanic license.

Skill Sets

1. Pass FAA exam.
2. Consistently follow EPA guidelines, shop and personal safety standards set by industry.
3. Measure weights, temperature and speeds.
4. Locate and interpret data in manufacturer's technical manuals.
5. Explain terms, processes and systems related to aircraft.
6. Ability to troubleshoot.
7. Ability to run-up, move and tie-down an aircraft.
8. Repair generators, alternators, motors, magnetos, and other aircraft units.
9. Diagnose, repair, replace and overhaul power-plants.
10. Apply electrical and magnetic theories and interpret schematics using meters and testing equipment for troubleshooting. 11. Work effectively in groups or independently.
12. Demonstrate work ethic and responsibility appropriate to the industry.

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South Seattle College

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South Seattle College

South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106