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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Composite Aviation
Award Type
Short Term Certificate
06/17/16, 12/15/16, 6/14/17, and 12/14/17
Anticipated Graduates
Kim Alexander

The Aerospace Composites Technician Certificate program is designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble, and repair composite materials on aircraft. The program is a hands-on, in-depth overview of the processes involved in the development and production of composites. The certificate satisfies the eligibility requirement for the IAM/Boeing Apprenticeship program for a Blue Streak Mechanic.

Skill Sets
Skills learned in this program include tooling, fabrication, machining, assembly, quality assurance, repair, lay-up, vacuum bagging, and cure processing of wet lay-up, the mathematical computations and scientific principles that apply to the operation of aircraft and related equipment.
On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
1. Assemble what is learned and apply in novel circumstances to solve problems, developing and using critical thinking.
2. Demonstrate professional behavior: work with a team; follow standard operating procedures (SOPs); Execute and understand documentation of: work/project orders, material use, equipment and tooling documentation.
3. Develop and prepare to execute a career plan.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and adherence to safety requirements relating to personal, consumer, environmental, regulating agencies and employer concerns.
5. Seek clarification from colleagues, supervisors and customers in an appropriate manner.
6. Use applied math and physics to solve industrial/manufacturing problems.
7. Read and interpret drawings and prints typical in manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and repair environments. 
8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the uses, strengths, limitations, and other characteristics of metals, alloys, non-metals and composite materials.
9. Properly identify and safely operate tools and equipment to industry standards. 
10. Attach fasteners, metal components, brackets and fittings to composite   materials and/or metal materials with precision and proper care.
11. Appropriately select materials and processes for specific applications.
12. Demonstrate knowledge and mastery of techniques of industrial composites fabrication, assembly and repair, including uses of tooling.
13. Implement appropriate techniques to inspect structures.
14. Select and implement appropriate repair techniques. 
15. Follow protocols created in support of LEAN practices. 

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South Seattle College

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South Seattle College

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