Aerospace Manufacturing Technology
The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program provides classroom and hands on training that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the tasks required of an entry level Aerospace Manufacturing Technician. The curriculum was designed to be directly related to an in-depth task analysis for Aerospace Manufacturing Technicians, with content and courses mapped directly to expected job performance.
The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology program is will be the only program dedicated to aerospace manufacturing technicians in the state of Louisiana. The program is developed with the support of industry, including Boeing. Boeing is participating in manufacturing the largest rocket ever at the nearby Michoud Facility as part of NASA’s Artemis project.
The Student Learning Outcomes for this program are:
- Students will be able to evaluate safety concerns and practice using appropriate PPE required to stay safe.
- Students will be able to analyze how different spacecraft systems work together to achieve mission success.
- Students will be able to construct mechanical installations using various tools.
- Students will understand electrical theory and be able to apply theory to practice.
- Students will understand how materials behave and practice processes that manipulate material characteristics.
- Students will be able to inspect & measure mechanical and electrical components with tight tolerances.
Available programs in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology:
- Certificate of Technical Studies in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology consisting of 24 hours of mainly electrical and mechanical skills training.
- Technical Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology consisting of 45 hours of coursework.
- Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology consisting of 60 hours of coursework.
Occupational Outlook lists median income for Aerospace manufacturing technicians at $65,730.