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Continuing Ed

From drones to space stations, San Jacinto College’s aerospace program offers multiple ways to advance your career with technical certificates. Gain hands-on experience in electrical, design, manufacturing, operating and maintenance tracks. Become an aerospace technician and let your career take flight. 

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

As an aerospace technician, you’ll have access to a range of opportunities throughout the commercial, government, and military industries. These could include:

  • Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters: $32,866
  • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers: $43,199
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers: $50,135

Statewide averages from Texas Wages.

Focus Areas

After completing the aerospace core course requirement, you will be able to select an area of focus:

  • Aerospace composite manufacturing technician
  • Aerospace electrical and electronics technician
  • Aerospace quality technician
  • Aerospace structures technician
  • Drone pilot



Aerospace Structures Technician, Course

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course. This course focuses on basic aircraft structure technology including sheet metal assembly, maintenance, and repair. Learn hands-on skills such as drilling, riveting, deburring, countersinking, fastener usage, hand tools usage, and manufacturing safety protocols.
Length Under 3 Months
This course is taught in two parts. The first part requires 87 contact hours. The second part requires 78 contact hours. These courses can be completed in less than one term.

Basic Electrical & Electronics

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with these four continuing and professional development courses. Work alongside electrical engineers, using design plans to construct or repair electrical systems. Learn to detect potential problems with a design and inspect products to ensure electrical items are assembled properly and will work as expected.
Length Under 3 Months
The 74 contact hours for these courses take less than one term.

Composite Manufacturing Technician, Course

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course. Identify unique characteristics of composite materials and apply the fundamental and practical knowledge necessary to build and maintain composite structures.
Length Under 3 Months
The 102 contact hours for this course take less than one term.

Drone, Course

Continuing Ed
Our two-day course offered at the Edge Center will prepare you for the FAA Part 107 (Commercial Drone Pilot) test. We also offer additional courses to bring your skills to the next level.
Length Under 3 Months
This course is taught in two days.

Model Based Systems Engineering

Continuing Ed
The first 4 hours provide industry ‘use’ context, terminology, and application emphasizing benefits and challenges for organizations wanting to efficiently apply MBSE.  The second 4 hours provide an overview of approaches to MBSE implementation including SysML (Systems Modeling Language) within existing systems engineering processes for modelers and/or system engineers including example cases of the application of MBSE.
Length Under 3 Months
This course is designed to be a two-part 8-hour course for managers. 
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Contact Us

Have questions? Reach out via phone or email and we’ll help make sure you’re choosing the right program for you. 

Phone: (281) 542-2020
Address: 13150 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77059
Clinton Harris
Dir, CPD Aerospace Academy
(281) 459-5473
Melissa Perez
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 459-5470
Laura Sotu
Training Coordinator, CPD Aero
(281) 459-5471