Aerospace & Industrial Production Technologies

This program prepares students or incumbent workers for careers in industrial production and fabrication. Students will learn the fundamentals of production tooling, fabrication, and additive manufacturing. They will understand the characteristics of metals, and how engineering designs move from concept to reality. Students will apply their skills in advanced metrology, fabrication and production in different manufacturing environments.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Spring

Certificate of Completion: 
7 quarters
116 credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
8 quarters
136 credits
AAS - Transfer: 
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

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The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Vince Phillips McLellan

Entry Requirements


  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • ESL level 4 or higher
  • Incumbent workers who show two or more years of experience may enter directly into Production Metrology or Advanced Metrology Sciences courses or certificates, as they are offered. Must bring letter of employment verification to registration.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
MTEC 102 Introduction to Aerospace Manufacturing 2
MTEC 224 Machining Math Essentials 10
MTEC 171 Communications I 1
MTEC 172 Communications II 1
MTEC 185 Human Relations 1
MTEC 120 Hazardous Materials  2
IPT 101 Exploration of Industrial Careers 1
IPT 102 Manufacturing Resource Planning 2
IPT 103 Principles of Just-in-time Product Inspection 1
IPT 104 Metal Identification & Characteristics 1
IPT 105 Flat Pattern Layout and Radius Bends 5
IPT 106 Non-powered Metal Bending Operations 4
IPT 107 Powered Metal Cutting 5
IPT 108 Hand Forming 2
IPT 109 Rivet Identification 1
IPT 110 Rivet Pattern Layout 2
IPT 111 Drill Bit Identification and Drilling Operation 4
IPT 112 Countersinking and Portable Dimpling Process 4
IPT 114 Rivet Installation & Micro-shaving 5
IPT 115 Nut Plates, Blind Fastener and Latch Installation 4
IPT 118 Theory & Identification of Corrosion 1
IPT 119 Corrosion Removal and Inspection 1
IPT 120 Protective Coating Applications 4
IPT 121 Protective Coating Removal 2
IPT 218 Introduction to Production Floor Tooling 6
IPT 219 Tool Service Life & Evaluation 4
IPT 220 Fabrication Fundamentals 6
IPT 221 Component Quality Process 4
IPT 222 Theory of Advanced Metrology 5
AMATH 188S Trigonometry for Machining 7
IPT 223 Theory of Precision Measuring Devices 4
IPT 224 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing & Prototype Tooling 4
IPT 225 Principles of Photogrammetry 4
IPT 226 Measurement Equipment Operation 2
IPT 227 Evolution of Industrial Production & Metrology 2
IPT 281 Job Search and Advancement Planning 1

Total: 116

General Education Course Requirements for AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry, or  
MATH& Precalculus, or  
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition, or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYCH& 100 General Psychology 5

Total: 20

Program Outcomes

  • Practice industry-standard, safe work habits in an industrial production environment.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Use mathematical concepts to accurately complete industrial production projects.
  • Identify and properly use appropriate instruments, tools and equipment for aerospace or industrial production.
  • Interpret measurements, blueprints and other data points to solve problems and create industrial products in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of work, including attendance, interactions, appearance and demeanor.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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