Aviation Sheet Metal

Aviation student welds sheet metal

Aviation Sheet Metal

Course Code: AVI-SHTMTL

This 124-hour program will educate you in the following aviation sheet metal fabrication skills:

  • Corrosion Control
  • Positive Tool Control
  • Foreign Object Damage
  • Flight Line and shop safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Sheet Metal hand tools safety and use
  • Fuselage stations
  • Sheet metal power tools safety and use
  • Micrometer care and readings
  • Aircraft hardware identification and use
  • Proper installation and removal of solid rivets and blind fasteners
  • Sheet metal repair

Training includes the opportunity to take the Career Readiness Certification exam and receive bronze, silver, or gold certification. The course will be taught by lecture and hands-on skills lab training on college-owned aircraft. At the conclusion of the course, you should be competent in the duties assigned to an entry-level Aviation Sheet Metal worker position.

Course Requirements

You are responsible for bringing the following to class:

  • 3-ring binder with paper
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Shoes that fully cover the foot
  • Cut-resistant gloves

Available Classes

Course Register Dates Price
This course is designed to provide entry-level aircraft structural training. Topics include but are not limited to aircraft terms and nomenclature, types of work accomplished at a repair station, aircraft blueprint reading, types of rivets and other hardware, tool selection, structural units (including fuselage, wing, flight control, etc.), major structural stresses (tension, compression, shear, etc.), aerodynamics, types of aluminum and temper designations, forming and fabricating techniques, rivet layout requirements, use of the structure repair manual, hands on fabrication projects, and the repairing of mock-up units.
Meeting times and locations:

05/10/23 - 08/09/23
Wed 5:30p - 10p
IAT, Room 00103

05/13/23 - 08/12/23
Sat 8a - 12p
IAT, Room 00103

05/13/23 - 08/12/23
Sat 1p - 5p
IAT, Room 00103

Contact Information

Havelock Campus
305 Cunningham Blvd
Havelock, NC 28532

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