Significant increases in employment are expected in the aerospace industry, as well as a need for more workers with aviation-related skills. WVC is part of the Air Washington consortium and will train electronics workers for manufacturing and servicing of electronic components and equipment.
The industrial technology-aerospace electronics associate of technical science (ATS) degree and one-year aerospace electronics technician certificate program provide a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning the hardware and software of control systems for technical applications. These programs offer preparation for multiple nationally recognized industry certifications that may lead to employment and opportunities for future advancements with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment, including manufacturing and servicing of aerospace electronics.
For more information about careers related to this field, go to My Next Move or the Employment Security Department Web page (scroll through the alphabetical list by occupation, or type the name of the occupation into the search filter). Program Outcomes for Degree Completers:
be able to correctly and safely use a variety of electrical testing equipment
comprehend electrical equipment installation and servicing literature
communicate with other professionals and the general public using terminology appropriate for aerospace industry
be able to identify specific aerospace-related equipment and service using industry-specific (or standardized) service techniques
be able to demonstrate on-the-job safety precautions
comprehend engineered drawings and blueprints
be able to effectively use standardized automation equipment and software
be able to service, repair and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems
be able to establish or critique an existing facility's entire maintenance program
have acquired training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment