EvCC Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
Light and advanced manufacturing jobs are in an expanding career field where a trained workforce is critical. Skills learned in these programs are taught using applied methods where training is practical and hands-on. Participants will learn specific skills through focused, intensive training offered at Everett Community College.
The certificates were designed in cooperation with industry subject-matter experts to meet the needs of the growing aerospace industry. They provide entry-level knowledge and skills for employment in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing. Many of the certificates satisfy the technical core of the two-year Associate of Technical Arts degree and are part of the pathway to a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree offered through Central Washington University through the University Center of North Puget Sound at EvCC’s north Everett campus.
Comprehensive Education: Credit Degrees and Certificates
The Aerospace Composite Technician certificate is a two-quarter program designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble, and repair composite materials on aircraft. The knowledge and skills gained through this 31 credit program are those required for entry-level positions as composite technicians. The certificate also provides an opportunity for existing aircraft mechanics and service technicians to expand their education in the field of composite assembly and repair. This certificate may be considered a stand-alone credential or a part of the ATA degree pathway.
The Principles of Precision Machining Certificate is a two-quarter, 40-credit sequence of the technical core classes of the ATA degree. This certificate may be considered a stand-alone credential for people seeking to enter the Precision Machining field, or as part of a stackable set of certificates leading to a degree in Precision Machining. Students will develop skills in applied machining, basic programming, set up and operation of CNC machine tools, technical mathematical problems for the machine trade, tolerances, blueprint reading, shop safety and teamwork.
The Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate is a one-quarter, 12-credit optional pathway within the ATA degree. This certificate may be considered as a stand-alone credential for people seeking to enter the manufacturing field, or as part of a stackable set of certificates and degrees in the EvCC Advanced Manufacturing Program. Want to know about manufacturing? Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and explain manufacturing standards and operations, and communicate as a team player and meet project time lines. Need to build skills? This course focuses on work place skills: applied mathematics, locating information, reading for information, and soft skills needed for successful employment. This course serves as an introduction to manufacturing. Graduates of this course will receive two certificates: Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
The Aerospace Fabrication & Welding Certificate is a two-quarter program designed to prepare students to work at the entry level in a manufacturing facility and the aerospace industry. This course serves as an introduction. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are required for entry level positions in diverse workplace scenarios with special emphasis on aerospace. Content includes sheet metal fabrication, press break operation, CNC plasma cutting, specialized TIG welding, blueprint reading, and safety. This certificate may be considered a stand-alone credential for people seeking to enter the manufacturing field, or as part of a stackable set of certificates and degrees in the EvCC Advanced Manufacturing Program.
The Aerospace Design CATIA V5 course is designed to provide students that already have a 2 year associate degree or a 4 year bachelor degree or at least two years of work experience in the design industry with the necessary skills to gain employment as Professional or Technical CATIA V5 designers. Students will be developing skills to be capable of design using CATIA V5. This certificate may be considered a stand-alone credential for people seeking to gain entry with those aerospace related industries which use CATIA V5 software as one of their design tools, or as a part of a stackable set of certificates and degrees in the EvCC Advanced Manufacturing program. There is a current need in the aerospace, automotive, oil exploration and various other industries that use CAD design operating systems. Graduates of this certificate program may work in companies of different sizes, from small shops to large aerospace companies.
The 8-quarter curriculum consists of 2,040 hours of instruction in over 40 subject areas, with work being done on a variety of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters at Paine Field facility. Students learn to maintain both reciprocating and turbine engines, repairing systems and components; 60% of the students learning time are spent in a laboratory environment.
Corporate & Continuing Education
The recent incorporation of fiber optic technology in aerospace applications enables great strides in integrated and support-level systems. The natural characteristics of fiber allows for increased performance and bandwidth while having less size and weight requirements. EvCC's new course is designed specifically to prepare participants to work in the fiber optics field within the aerospace industry. This course provides participants with hands-on information on how to work safely with materials used in fiber optics, and also all of the proper material handling procedures during the routing, installation, assembly, cleaning, and inspection processes required within the aerospace industry.
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