Careers in Aerospace Manufacturing

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By 2014, almost 40% of employees in aviation and aerospace businesses will be eligible for retirement. This will fuel the growing skilled-labor gap among the industries. Tulsa Community College is one of a few select colleges offering training to fill these careers via the National Aviation Consortium (NAV).

The NAC at TCC is bridging the gap between manufacturers and workers by providing curriculum for today’s jobs and providing relevant training for unfilled positions.

A $15 million grant was awarded to NAC as part of the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative. NAC includes colleges in Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington.

Classes are now enrolling. For more information, contact Craig Prosser, NAC Director, Room 1215A, at the TCC Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache St., Tulsa, OK 74115. Or, call Craig at 918-595-7413.

Certifying Workers – Ensuring Quality

In 16 weeks, students will gain skills in:

General Core Competencies

  • Health & Safety
  • Quality Practices & Measurement

Aviation Manufacturing Core Skills Certificate

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Aircraft Familiarization
  • Hand Tools/Fasteners
  • Precision Instruments

And Technical Certificate (choose one)

  • Aerospace Manufacturing Assembly Mechanic Technician Certificate – Students who complete the 13-course Assembly Mechanic program will have the skills required to be employed as Aerospace Structural Assembly Technicians


  • Aerospace Manufacturing Composite Technician – Students will learn skills and knowledge in aerospace composites manufacturing, along with hands on application of composite projects. Competencies include understanding the products produced and familiarity with materials, and procedures needed to be successfully employed in aerospace composites manufacturing.

Additional Certifications in Development:

  • CNC Machining,
  • Tool Making
  • Electrical Assembly Manufacturing and Repair
  • Quality Assurance.