Program Overview

The Aerospace Fabrication and Repair (AFAB) program provides you with the skills necessary for a variety of jobs in the growing Aerospace industry. You can complete this program in one year and graduate with entry level knowledge and skills in the production and repair of metallic and composite aerospace structures, the ability to interpret technical drawings, understand aerospace production systems and the soft skills necessary for employment.

Program Structure

The Aerospace Fabrication and Repair (AFAB) program is housed in a newly renovated, 2700 sq. ft. lab facility with an attached classroom. The courses are traditional face-to-face classes with hands-on training systems using aerospace components and real life problem solving scenarios.

Core Technical Subjects

Blueprint Reading
Aerospace Structure I & II
Composites Fabrication and Repair I & II
Aerospace Production Systems

Job Opportunities

NPC is located in a growing aerospace hub, which is one of three aerospace hubs in the state of Arkansas. Local aerospace companies are primarily involved in either the fabrication of “build to print” parts and assemblies or providing Maintenance, Repair and Overhauls (MRO) services.

The Aerospace Fabrication and Repair program prepares you for a variety of positions such as Sheet Metal Mechanic, Assembly Mechanic, Brake Press Operator, Composite Technician, QA Inspector, and Manufacturing Planner.

Certificates and Degrees

Technical Certificate in Aerospace Fabrication

The 30 hour face to face hands-on program of study will result in a Technical Certificate in Aerospace Fabrication and Repair and all hours will apply toward the AAS Degree in General Technology.

View the TC in Aerospace Fabrication degree plan - Gainful Employment Disclosure* for a complete course listing.

AAS Degree in General Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology is a 60 credit hour program of study. It is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to combine technical or vocational coursework with general education requirements to complete a two-year degree. The AAS in General Technology degree enables a student to design an individual program of study to fulfill a unique career goal that cannot be met through the completion of any single technology program offered by the college. It also serves as a bridge program for students enrolled in technical programs at other institutions who wish to complete an Associates Degree. Students wishing to complete the AAS in General Technology will develop an individual course of study through a structured advising process with faculty and college counselors.

View the AAS in General Technology Degree Plan for a complete course listing.