2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Training Center - Aerospace Manufacturing Quality Assurance Certificate of Completion

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Program Description Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as quality inspectors. Employees in quality assurance (QA) inspect, validate, and review products and processes for conformance to applicable standards and specifications. Aerospace Quality Assurance professionals require the ability to read and gather information from highly technical documents and apply sound judgment and reasoning to determine if a part or assembly meets specified requirements. Successful students may be employed performing quality assurance checks on all parts of the aircraft, electrical component installation, fastener installation, electrical assemblies and rework. QA personnel require technical competence, excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Many skills built in the Aerospace QA program can readily transfer to other industries. This certificate of completion requires successful completion of a minimum of 16.5 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (16.5 credits)


  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform drilling, riveting, and aerospace fastening techniques in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Develop an understanding of aerospace manufacturing quality dynamics and methodologies such as statistical process control and other quality tools.
  3. Demonstrate practical applications/knowledge of precision measuring tools, manufacturing documentation, specifications, and standards.
  4. Demonstrate a competency of inspection in regard to aerospace structures and composite damage and repair, as well as basic wire bundle routing and connection.
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, conflict resolution, and technical writing.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is 649A. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • The Business Training Center COC’s require the student to maintain a minimum grade point of 3.0 for each course listed on this program sheet in order to earn the COC.

Advisor: For information on this program, email btc@edcc.edu or call 425.640.1840.

Department website: 
Business Training Center/Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center | www.washingtonaerospace.com

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds CC.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources



Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2017  

Internal Coding

EPC - 649A
TC - 16.5
CIP - 150702
Last revised - 2017-05-09

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