Learn the concepts behind aerospace structures, their fundamental systems, and installation. San Jacinto College EDGE Center Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport offers hands-on aerospace training on-site so you can keep pace with space.

The Aerospace Structures Technician training program prepares individuals for entry-level technician positions within aviation, aerospace, and other industries.  This course focuses on basic aircraft structure technology including sheet metal assembly, maintenance, and repair.  Students will learn hands-on skills such as drilling, riveting, deburring, countersinking, fastener usage, hand tools usage, and manufacturing safety protocols.

Training is offered face-to-face, hybrid/blended or fully online and may be customized to meet student and client needs. Grant funding may be available to eligible students & businesses.

 

Cost and Start Dates

  • Part I $1,925

  • Part II $1,430

  • October 3, 2022

  • November 1, 2022

  • February 6, 2023

  • March 6, 2023

Course Topics

  • Blueprints, tools and materials
  • Fasteners
  • Drilling and riveting
  • Electrical bonding and grounding
  • Sealants and safety
  • Structures installation and assembly
  • Introduction to aerospace systems (including flight control, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, landing, electrical, fuel, and avionics)

 

Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students can apply for a national certification with CertTEC.

Prerequisites

Core (Pre-Track)

 

Salary Information

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler annual median salary*

  • Texas - $57,010
  • Nationwide - $53,160

*Source: O*NET as of 2-8-2022

 

Contact Us


Clint Harris
Training Coordinator
281-459-5473
Clint.Harris@sjcd.edu


Dr. Janis Fowler
Director
281-459-5472
Janis.Fowler@sjcd.edu


EDGE Center
13150 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77059
(281) 542-2020