Learn the mechanics behind aerospace structures, their fundamental systems, and installation. San Jacinto College EDGE Center Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport offers hands-on aerospace training on-site so you can keep pace with space.

The Aerospace Structures Technician training program prepares individuals for entry-level technician positions within aviation, aerospace, and other industries.  This course focuses on basic aircraft structure technology including sheet metal assembly, maintenance, and repair.  Students will learn hands-on skills such as drilling, riveting, deburring, countersinking, fastener usage, hand tools usage, and manufacturing safety protocols.

Training is offered face-to-face, hybrid/blended or fully online and may be customized to meet student and client needs. Grant funding may be available to eligible students & businesses.


Start Dates

  • April 18 to June 24, 2022

  • June 1 to August 10, 2022

Course Topics

  • Blueprints, tools and materials
  • Fasteners
  • Drilling and riveting
  • Electrical bonding and grounding
  • Sealants and safety
  • Structures installation and assembly
  • Introduction to aerospace systems (including flight control, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, landing, electrical, fuel, and avionics)



Upon successful completion of this program, students can apply for a national certification with CertTEC.


Core (Pre-Track)


Salary Information

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler annual median salary*

  • Texas - $57,010
  • Nationwide - $53,160

*Source: O*NET as of 2-8-2022


Contact Us

Clint Harris
Training Coordinator

Dr. Janis Fowler

EDGE Center
13150 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77059
(281) 542-2020