Aerospace Center

1845 Dakota Avenue, Hayden, ID 83835. Contact ACE: Phone (208) 625-2344Call Us, email 

Advanced Manufacturing &                 Aviation Maintenance Training

Aviation Maintenance - Fall 2016!    

This program includes four semesters of study plus one two-week summer course.  Upon satisfactory completion of all courses, students will have met the requirements to take the Federal Aviation Administration examinations towards an Aviation Maintenance Technician's Airframe rating.   Click here to learn more about the basic requirements to become an aircraft mechanic.   

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology technical certificate(s*) (course list)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree (four semesters*) (course list)

Aircraft mechanics are normally expected to own a set of essential hand tools.  Click here for the list of tools students will require during this program.

Want to know more about the industry demand for these jobs?   See the 7/31/15 Article in the Spokesman-Review

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Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing - Fall 2016!

The Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing program prepares students to work with advanced composite materials such as fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar™ as well as further preparing them for the modern manufacturing workplace.  The program is comprised of "stackable" semester-long certificates which build into an associate of applied science degree.  Each semester students increase their set of employability skills and may earn certificates local companies recognize.  These certificates include CNC Mill Operation, Non-destructive Testing and Aerospace Composite Technician and the overall Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing Technical Certificate.  Students will become skilled in fabrication and repair of composite parts, quality assurance, non-destructive testing methods, and have elective options in CAD, SolidWorks™, precision measuring, aviation science and more.  Semesters need not be taken in order; contact staff for clarification. Successful completion of four full-time semesters will earn students the Aerospace Technology Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Technical Certificate or Associate Degree.

During Fall 2016 students can enroll for lab classes in either of two locations: Priest River (at Aerocet) or Hayden (at the NIC Aerospace Center)

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Advanced Manufacturing Semesters

NEW!!! As of JULY 2016 there are also now optional electives you may take in the AAS degree path, in lieu of some NDT courses: CADT104M CAD Graphics I, CADT106M CAD Graphics II, CADT 250 Solid Works I, CADT 252 Solid Works II, CADT 253 Industrial Processes, MACH 153 Precision Measuring, MACH 231 Computers in Machining.   These updates are not reflected in the 2016-2017 catalog due to the timing of their approval.  Please contact our office for more details.  Phone (208) 625-2344, email


Students must provide certain personal protective equipment (PPE) for their own safety.  Other tools required for this program are provided by the college.

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Aerospace Technology Advanced Manufacturing is offered which will require additional course work in general education, math and English.


Please contact our staff with any questions. Note: We are proud to offer priority of service to veterans of the U.S. Armed forces. Contact Phone (208) 625-2344Call Us, Email    

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Aerospace interests in Northern Idaho include: well as many other manufacturing operations.

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