Aerospace Institute Announces Summer 2012 Class Sessions

By on April 26, 2012
Aerospace Institute Summer 2012 Classes

The St. Louis Aerospace Institute, located in the Center for Workforce Innovation at the St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Campus, announces the summer 2012 aerospace class sessions.

The classes and dates are:

Aerospace Fundamentals, July 9 – July 20
Composites Fabrication & Assembly, July 30 – Aug 24
Metal Structures, July 30 – Aug 31
Electrical / Mechanical, July 30 – Aug 31

For more information, or to begin the registration process, call the Center for Workforce Innovation at 314-513-4600.

 

Aerospace Fundamentals (80 hours)

This course is the introductory curriculum for the Aerospace Institute, and is targeted to students who wish to prepare to be employed in aircraft production. This 80-hour course covers the fundamental aspects of the aerospace manufacturing industry and aircraft production. The student will learn aircraft terminology, safe practices, teamwork, materials used in the production of aircraft, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality principles, process documentation, and technical writing. The course prepares students for specializations including Metal Structures, Mechanical/Electrical Installation, and Composite Fabrication and Assembly.

Composites Fabrication & Assembly (120 hours)

The Fabrication module of this course covers the composite fabrication aspect of aircraft production, including composites materials, material control, curing, lay-up, bonding and sealing. The student will learn specific procedures and practice skills on several projects using materials and tools used in composites fabrication. By the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Lay-up, bag, and bond a composites project.
  2. Demonstrate adherence to quality principles, teamwork, safety, and work ethic.

The Assembly module of the course covers the composite assembly aspect of aircraft production, including machining, trimming, drilling, fasteners, applying sealant, and final inspection. The student will learn specific procedures and practice skills on several projects using materials and tools used in composites assembly. By the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Trim, and drill composite parts; install fasteners, and apply sealant and liquid shim.
  2. Inspect assembly work.
  3. Demonstrate adherence to quality principles, teamwork, safety, and work ethic.

Metal Structures (200 hours)

This course is part of the Aircraft Assembly series of courses for students who wish to prepare to be employed in aircraft production. This 200 hour course covers sheet metal structures topics of:

  1. Aircraft Blueprint Reading
  2. Aircraft Terminology
  3. Material Characteristics
  4. Hole Preparation and Fasteners, including
    o Hole preparation, Drills
    o Solid rivets, Blind rivets, Lockbolts, Hi-Loks, Blind Bolts, Nut Plates, Screws & Bolts
  5. How to Read Process Drilling Sheets
  6. Aircraft Sealing
  7. Drilling Titanium
  8. Gap & shim procedures

Mechanical & Electrical Components (200 hours)

The Mechanical module of this course covers the mechanical/ structural/ hydraulic aspects of aircraft production. The student will learn aircraft terminology, specific procedures and practice skills on aircraft production line simulators.

  1. Aircraft fundamentals
  2. Basic hydraulics used in aircraft
  3. Principles of torque as applied to fasteners
  4. Safetying practices
  5. Line handling and installation
  6. Oxygen line handling & installation

The Electrical module of course covers electrical aspects of aircraft production. The student will learn aircraft terminology, specific procedures and practice skills on aircraft production line simulators.

  1. Electrical fundamentals
  2. Bonding and grounding
  3. Wire types
  4. Terminals, lugs, splices, & solder tubes
  5. Shields & connectors
  6. Decals and grommets
  7. Preparation for final inspection (wire bundle dressing)

About Becky Epps

Becky Epps serves as Project Manager, St. Louis Aerospace Institute and Technical Training for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. Mrs. Epps has 12 years of experience in business and industry training. This includes experience with several local premier businesses including Boeing, Chrysler, Rawlings, Ford, ABB, Inc. and Essex Manufacturing. She provides leadership and direct oversight for the St. Louis Aerospace Institute. She also manages Workforce Solutions’ Technical Training unit, including Automated Controls, Industrial Maintenance Training and Safety Training and Consulting. Mrs. Epps holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Service Agencies–Management from Lindenwood University.

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