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    Aerospace Science and Technology

    Seattle is home to the world’s greatest aircraft company and many of its supporting industries. Launch your career and college acceptance by learning how to build, service, and modify aircraft and aircraft components. Learn safety, tool identification and proper use, fastener installation, aluminum and titanium metal drilling, the use of composite materials in the aircraft manufacturing industry, and gain industry experience and college credit.

    Location: Rainier Beach High School


    Aerospace Students in Action!

    Tech Work

    Course Objectives:

    Students will be able to perform the following tasks:  Drilling, Countersinking, Milling, Lathe work and Welding.  Students will also be introduced to Inspection techniques and Lean Manufacturing, Aluminum, Titanium, Metals and Composites.

    Benefits/Certifications/Tech Prep:

    • 1.5 Occupational Ed credits OR 1.0 Occupational Ed credit + .5 Math credit
    • 2 semesters - 1.5 credits per semester
    • OSHA 10 Certificate
    • CPT Certificate
    • Math Cross-Credit Available

    Pre-Requisites Recommended:

    • Year 1 Wood, Auto or IED PLTW
    • Year 2 Skills Center Aerospace Science Year 1

    Cross-Credits:

    • Math Cross-Credit Available

    Other Requirements:

    • Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian must participate in the Orientation/Interview at the Skills Center

    Program Supply List/Student Costs:

    • None

    Career Opportunities:

    • Entry-level aircraft mechanic and aerospace manufacturing positions

    Summer School Opportunity: Intro to Aerospace Science

    Learn the history of the aerospace industry, participate in hands-on problem solving activities providing real-world challenges faced in the aerospace industry today.

    Location: Rainier Beach High School