Aerospace Manufacturing

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Associates in Applied Science

Take Off Into The Future

Get the skills you need to assemble the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world.  The Bell Helicopter / Boeing V-22 Osprey, OH-58, UH-1 and the AH-1.  The V-22 was destined to revolutionize air transportation for the general public in the future and for the military now.

Our certificate in Aerospace Manufacturing prepares and qualifies graduates to manufacture mechanical and electrical components, subassemblies for these aircraft and most other modern aircraft.  Amarillo College worked with the aerospace industry to develop a curriculum that includes: Aircraft Composites, Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems, Blueprint Reading, Fasteners and Statistical Process Control.  Other coursework includes: Introduction to Environmental Safety and Health, Shop Practices - Aerospace Manufacturing and Technical Algebra & Trigonomery.

The Aerospace Manufacturing Certificate takes approximately two semesters to complete.  Amarillo College offers both day and evening schedules to fulfill the needs of your busy lifestyle.  Students have 5 opportunities per year to attend classes that are eight weeks in duration.  This flexibility for the student is to meet the industry's demand for individuals with these basic manufacturing skills in Aerospace Manufacturing.  Students can enroll in these classes at the beginning of each semester and at eight weeks into the semester. (August, October, January, March, and May).

Bell Helicopter / Amarillo Globe News

The average "highly skilled" assembler on the floor makes $ 24.00 per hour at the Amarillo Bell Helicopter assembly plant (Amarillo Globe News, August 12, 2008, page 4A)


Amarillo College also offers an Associate Degree in Aerospace Manufacturing. Evening eight week classes for each course are available to fit your busy lifestyle.  Each course is eight weeks in length and the student has five (5) opportunities during the year (August, October, January, March and May) to begin training for employment opportunities with Bell Helicopter and several other companies.  Amarillo Gear has employed numerous Aerospace Manufacturing Certificate Graduates.

For more information contact:


Terry L. Smith
Program Coordinator
FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician School AM0T064K
Amarillo College
East Campus, Academic Classroom Center, Room 103
1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79111
Phone: (806) 335-4343