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Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace Manufacturing

Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center

Interested in a career in Aerospace Manufacturing? At the AMSC's Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center, students learn the skills required for a high-wage, high-demand manufacturing job in just 12 weeks.


The Washington Aerospace Training & Research (WATR) Center offers five specialty programs that can give you the skills you need to get a high-wage, high-demand job in manufacturing.


Hybrid Learning
Our 12-Week Certificate Programs (Manufacturing Core & Specialty) are hybrids - this means that you will take your courses online, but also complete an immersive, in-person lab at the WATR Center with our state-of-the-art, industry-approved equipment.

Manufacturing Core
You will start your journey with the Manufacturing Core Certificate. In this online-only 4-week course, you learn all of the basics that you need to move on to your Specialty - and your new career. 

5 Specialty Certificates
Once you complete the Manufacturing Core Certificate, you will select a specialty certificate program. Specialties include Electrical Assembly Mechanic, Assembly Mechanic, Tooling Mechanic, Manufacturing Composites, and Quality Assurance (QA).

Many of the skills learned within your specialty can be applied to aerospace as well as other manufacturing fields!



WATR Center Programs

Manufacturing Assembly Mechanic

Electrical Assembly Mechanic
Manufacturing Composites

Tooling Mechanic
Quality Assurance (QA

The WATR Center is committed to providing innovative and relevant programs of study for present and future manufacturing workers that meet the demands of the fast-paced aerospace industry. The WATR Center's strong connection with the local industry means that they will teach you exactly what you need to know to excel in today's workforce.


Get trained and ready for high-paying jobs in just 12 weeks! Earn college credit and Certificates of Completion that will qualify you for opportunities in aerospace and other manufacturing careers.

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WATR opened in 2010 as an educational resource for career pathways in the aerospace and manufacturing industry. It is located at the Paine Field airport in Snohomish County. It is managed by Edmonds College through an operating agreement with the Aerospace Futures Alliance (AFA).

Boeing Congratulates the WATR Center on its 10th Anniversary

Feb 24, 2021

In the last ten years, Boeing has hired over 1,000 WATR Center graduates and has cross-trained over 2,000 incumbent workers at the center. The partnership between the WATR Center and Boeing has been invaluable for the Washington state aerospace industry, and it continues to grow.