Aerospace Quality Professional Program Summary

Program Description

The Aerospace Quality Professional Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as a quality technician.

This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace quality assurance professionals have a deep knowledge and mastery of the aircraft manufacturing processes. Aerospace quality professionals reduce the cost of development, decrease maintenance expenses, and increase customer safety and satisfaction.

Income Opportunity

Job opportunities for quality professionals are plentiful. Individuals with advanced skills, such as training in lean manufacturing and precision instruments, are especially in demand. Quality professionals were employed in about 464,300 jobs in 2012. Two-thirds worked in manufacturing across a wide variety of industries.

Employment of quality control inspectors is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022. Employment growth reflects the continuing need to have quality assurance testing in a variety of manufacturing industries, particularly in pharmaceuticals and medical equipment and supplies. *

Many aerospace manufacturers are reporting that over 50 percent of their current employees are eligible to retire, making this a great time to enter the profession.

Salaries for Aerospace Quality Professionals ranges from $29,280 to $77,010. *

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2016.
O*NET job code: 19-4099.01

Hiring industries
  • Air Transport
  • Aircraft and parts manufacturing
  • Guided missiles, space vehicles, and parts
  • Satellite communications
  • Search, detection and navigation guidance
  • Space research and technology
In this Career Program, you learn:
  • Study skills
  • Aerospace manufacturing skills
  • Math skills
  • Safety skills
  • Quality assurance skills
  • Engineering drawing skills
  • Measurement tools skills
  • Fasteners skills
  • Power tools skills
  • Cutting tools skills
  • Electrical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Career building skills

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