Skagit Valley College


Advanced Manufacturing in the Aerospace industry offers some of the highest paying and most satisfying career opportunities available in today's job market. If you enjoy working with machinery, conventional machine tools, and computerized design systems, put your skills to work in this high demand field.


Skagit Valley College is committed to providing you with a welcoming, affordable, high quality learning experience that cultivates your talents. In Skagit County, the aerospace industry is growing. According to the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, manufacturing professionals make approximately 50% more than the average worker in the Skagit Valley ($57,542 compared to the average wage of $37,925), providing more family-wage jobs to local citizens. The manufacturing industry also accounts for about 12% of the total workforce in Skagit County.

Launch your career in the AEROSPACE industry with Advanced Manufacturing training in:

Manufacturing student working with drill press.

Manufacturing Technology

Modern industry relies on highly complex production systems to produce high-quality, economical products for an ever demanding world. Manufacturing industries are looking for employees who understand basic manufacturing processes and can work safely and efficiently in a production environment.

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Technical Design student working on design project.

Technical Design

Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans, which are used by production and construction workers to build everything from microchips to skyscrapers. Drafters’ drawings provide visual guidelines, dimensions, materials and show how to construct a product or structure.

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The Welding Technolgy program prepares students to work as entry-level welders, fitters or metal fabricators in a variety of industries. Students study a variety of layout, fabrication and metal joining techniques using steal, stainless steel and aluminum.

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Contact Us

Bruce Poole, Chair
Manufacturing Technology &
Technical Design Departments
Hodson Hall, Room 115

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Welding Technology
Michael Baker, Department Chair
Reeves Hall, Room 40

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Enrollment Services
Andrew Santos, Aerospace Recruitment Specialist
Lewis Hall, Room 101

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"Boeing was excited to learn that SVC trains students in key areas including LEAN Manufacturing, Blueprint Reading, Electronics, Robotics, Computer Numerical Control, and Quality Assurance. My internship resume was selected because of my coursework at Skagit."

Atiqa Tirmizi, Manufacturing Engineering Technician student