This program prepares students or incumbent workers for careers in production and fabrication in lean industrial and technologically advanced environments, with a focus on aerospace tooling and assembly. Students will learn proper fabrication techniques as well as material handling and trade specific machine and hand tool use. This course includes the evaluation of student comprehension in lecture, fabrication techniques and specialized equipment use from one lesson to the next. Students will learn to read and interpret engineering drawings to fabricate various parts or tools. Self-inspection and quality assurance standards are contextualized throughout the program, insuring critical thinking and just-in-time evaluative practices. Tooling Fabrication techniques and precision measurement are followed by applied training in advanced metrology, aircraft assemblies drilling and riveting structures fundamentals in numerous manufacturing environments.
Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary. Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 alternate every quarter.