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, Winter, Spring

Certificate of Completion: 
3 quarters
44 credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 quarters
91 credits
AAS - Transfer: 
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

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

Median Salary: 
Projected Growth: 
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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


  • ACCUPLACER score in math of 30 or completion of MATH 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. A student with ACCUPLACER math score of less than 30 may enroll in the first quarter, but must also co-register for BAST 092.
  • Students must have the ability to converse well in English and understand verbal and written communication quickly.  Students are recommended to co-enroll in BAST091 to better prepare for English communication in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Please speak to an advisor to determine if this or another course offering will help you prepare for your career in manufacturing.
  • Meet with program faculty.

Course Information

Core Skills

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
MTEC 171 Communications I 1
MTEC 185 Human Relations 1
MTEC 224 Machining Essentials 7
MTEC 161 Math for Manufacturing 5
BAST 091 Oral Communications for College and Career (optional) (5)
BAST 092 Math for Technical Careers (optional) (5)
  Total 16

Manufacturing Tooling Certificate

Course # Course Title Credits
IPT 102 Lean Manufacturing 3
IPT 103 Quality Control 2
IPT 104 Intro to Aircraft Structures 3
IPT 105 Intro to Fabrication 5
  Core Skills 16
  Total 29

Manufacturing Assembly Certificate

Course # Course Title Credits
IPT 218 Introduction to Production 5
IPT 219 Service Life Evaluation Program 2
IPT 220 Precision Fabrication 3
IPT 221 Intro to Measurement 3
IPT 222 Advanced Measurement 2
  Core Skills 16
  Total 31

Certificate of Completion

Course # Course Title Credits
  Core Skills 16
  Manufacturing Tooling Certificate 13
  Manufacturing Assembly Certificate 15
  Total 44

Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
  Certificate of Completion 44
WELD 102 Oxyacetylene Welding and Brazing 7
DFT 111 Introduction to Parametric Design 2
DFT 201 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MTEC 231 CNC Mill Setup & Operation 8
MTEC 232 CNC Lathe Setup & Operation 8
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry or  
MATH& 107 Math and Society or  
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 91

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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