Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing (AAM)

Boeing 747

Three state-of-the-art training programs provide a stepping stone in the pathway to careers in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. In just 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection. You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

The college will have brand new computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines as well as new state-of-the-art pneumatic and hydraulic training stations for you to learn on. You'll see and experience the clean, modern workspace of advanced manufacturing that involves easy to use technology.

Areas of employment

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing companies


  • 18 years of age
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (self identified): Windows, Internet, E-mail
  • Compass placement scores as reflected below:
    • Math: Compass Algebra score of 26 or above (Math 072 placement)
    • Reading: Compass Reading score of 76 or above (Reading 104 placement)
    • Writing: Compass Writing Score of 40 or above (English 081 placement

How long does the program take?

Two quarters, 400 hours

Special fees

Books and other Resources vary; expect an outlay of $300-500 or more

What will contribute to success in the program?

Good math and computer skills, plus good interpersonal skills and perfect attendance contribute highly to success in the program

Special program notes

These are self-support certificate credit programs designed with extensive input from industry partners to ensure continuous high relevancy to the current job market

Employment outlook/Salary range

Employment Outlook is better than average with jobs in the $15-$18+/hr range, DOE

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