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The Air Washington project is a consortium of 11 of the state's community and technical colleges which have received a $20 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to strengthen the aerospace industry through workforce training. Spokane Community College has several training opportunities available, including advanced manufacturing, composites, electronics/avionics, and aircraft maintenance. In addition to training individuals, Air Washington will be helping businesses attain AS9100 certification, the quality standard for manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Consortium Partners

Map of Air Washington Schools
Match the number on the map with the list below.
1. Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
(509) 762-5351 (switchboard)
3. Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201-1352
(425) 388-9100 (switchboard)
5. Olympic College
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 792-6050 (switchboard)
7. Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352 (switchboard)
9. South Seattle Community College
6000 - 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
(206) 764-5300 (switchboard)
11. Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6600
2. Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Tacoma, WA 98499-4098
(253) 589-5800 (switchboard)
4. North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 527-3600 (switchboard)
6. Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9277 (switchboard)
8. Skagit Valley College
2405 College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600 (switchboard)
10. Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 533-7000 (switchboard)

Programs offered through Air Washington and Spokane Community College

Aviation Maintenance Technology
Spokane Community College's Aviation Maintenance program prepares students to be entry-level technicians in the aviation industry.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: FAA
Contact: >> Website
Nathan Holes - Nathan.Holes@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8493 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8493
Electronics Engineering Technician - Avionics
Avionics technicians repair and maintain systems-components used for aircraft navigation and radio communications, weather radar systems, and other instruments and computers that control flight, engine, and other primary functions of aircraft.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: Certificate
Contact: >> Website
Jim Scheidegger - Jim.Scheidegger@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7136 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7136
509-533-7129 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7129
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Technology
Hydraulic and pneumatic automation technology skills are utilized in both the production and maintenance of aircraft in the aviation industry. This is one of the fastest-growing fields in the nation.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: Certificate
Contact: >> Website
John Norman - John.Norman@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7137 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7137
Mechanical Engineering Technology
This comprehensive, well–balanced study of applied sciences and computer aided drafting as they relate to mechanical engineering is used in the production of aircraft parts.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: n/a
Contact: >> Website
Ron Jingling - Ron.Jingling@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7129 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7129
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD)
The CAD certificate program prepares students with the skills necessary for the drafting and design of aircraft parts using both CAD drafting and solid modeling techniques.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: Certificate
Contact: >> Website
Ron Jingling - Ron.Jingling@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7129 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7129
Electrical Maintenance and Automation
Electrical maintenance technicians are responsible for the maintenance, testing, repair, and/or replacement of the electrical systems and controls found in general and commercial aircraft.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: n/a
Contact: >> Website
Rod Hedman - Rod.Hedman@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7157 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7157
Machinist - Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinists use computers to run high-tech equipment that makes tools, dies, and machine parts for the manufacturing of aircraft. This is an in-demand field in Spokane and the nation.
Degree Offered: AAS
Specializations/Certificates: Certificate
Contact: >> Website
Eric Bouvier - Eric.Bouvier@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7335 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7335

Business and Industry Customized Training:

  • AS9100 (Quality Management)
  • TIG Welding
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Performance Skills Education

Aerospace Apprenticeship Program:

For information about Spokane Community College's aerospace apprenticeship program in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, contact Linda Poage (Spokane Community College, LPoage@scc.spokane.edu) or Kevin Quinn (Lead Program Developer, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, kquinn@ajactraining.org).

Eastern Washington Partner Schools and Aerospace-Related Programs:

Big Bend Community College
  • AMT
  • Maintenance Mechanics Technology
  • Flight
  • Industrial Electrical and Maintenance
Columbia Basin Community College
  • Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering/li>
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Non-destructive Testing (One Course)
  • CAD
  • Machining Tool Technology
  • Welding
Spokane Falls Community College
  • Engineering
  • Flight
Walla Walla Community College
  • Welding
  • Engineering Technology
Wenatchee Valley College
  • Industrial Technology - Electronics
  • Industrial Technology - Welding and Fabrication
  • Industrial Technology - Drafting
Yakima Valley Community College
  • Engineering - Computer Aided Drafting

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