Aerospace & Manufacturing

Get Started in a Career in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing!

Lake Washington Institute of Technology serves the workforce training needs of Aerospace and Manufacturing by offering short and long term degree and certificate programs in:

Certificate of Completion in Principles of Precision Machining**

2-Quarter program (42 credits)


3-Quarter* program (47 credits)

Graduates will

  • be prepared with skills to perform entry-level CNC machining and manual machining

  • gain a thorough grounding in shop theory and applied math

  • perform CAD/CAM programming and manual programing

  • set up and operate machine tools with a minimum of supervision

  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, intercultural appreciation, communication, technical, and information literacy skills

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older

  • high school diploma or GED®

  • legal to work in the United States

  • mechanical abilities and interests

  • low income or unemployed or veteran or in need of updated skills or retraining for aerospace industry

  • able to understand, read, and write English at an intermediate level

  • men born 1960 or later: registered with the Selective Service or have entered the U.S. after age 26

  • job placement assistance included! Be on a career path in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

* For students who test at or below MATH 080 or ABED 046, the 3-Quarter program gives you an opportunity to study pre-algebra and written communication before starting technical instruction. 

** This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Investment Act through the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay System, (800) 833-6384 or 7-1-1.