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Aerospace Technologies

Our highly-rated Aerospace program guides individuals to successful careers and drives Oklahoma's advancements in the aerospace industry. See what Aerospace at Francis Tuttle can do for you. (Please note: This program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid).

Register here to enroll in an Aerospace class.


Since 2006, Oklahoma aviation employers have drawn more certified, trained professionals from our program than any other. Employers know the students emerging from our programs are well-prepared and ready for any challenge that comes their way.

Francis Tuttle offers multiple programs for people interested in entering or advancing in the aerospace industry. Aircraft Sheet Metal trains students on how to properly make repairs and keep aircraft reliable for pilots, passengers, and cargo. Through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on learning in our Aviation Sheet Metal and Composites lab in Northwest Hall, students learn advanced aircraft structural skills.

Composites and Fabrication Repair introduces students to several materials used within aerospace and other applicable industries. The training covers the operation of applicable tools, supplies and necessary equipment and explores the various processes of composite material fabrication and maintenance.

The Aircraft Electrician program focuses on teaching basic aviation electrical theory and operations. The first portion of this class is spent in the classroom learning aircraft terminology, tools and equipment, blueprint reading, and shop safety. Training then moves to hands-on applications where students complete a series of individual aircraft electrician projects designed to develop and reinforce basic skills.

Students in all programs will receive a Francis Tuttle certificate of completion. Both programs have a 75% attendance policy.

Through these programs and the expansion of offered courses, Francis Tuttle is also expanding aerospace career opportunities within Oklahoma!


Employment Opportunities

Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies that serve airlines, general aviation and military aircraft.

About this Occupation

The safe operation of aircraft begins with the proper construction and repairs to the structures and systems that power them. Metal structural repairs on aircraft must be made according to the best available techniques, because improper repair techniques can pose an immediate or potential danger. The workmanship that goes into aircraft repairs has a significant impact on its reliability. Aircraft electricians are specially trained to install, troubleshoot, and maintain the complex electrical systems that operate an aircraft and the wiring that connects to those systems. The safety and reliability of an aircraft depends on the quality of workmanship an aircraft electrician will conduct, as improper installation or maintenance techniques can pose an immediate or potential danger.

$11.7 billion

Industrial output of the state's aerospace industry, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Mark Hynes

Composites Instructor

Mark Hynes is an instructor of Composite Fabrication & Repair in our Aerospace Technologies program.

Robert Venegas

Aerospace Instructor

Robert Venegas is an instructor in our Aerospace Technologies program.

Stuart Shadden

Aerospace Instructor

Stuart Shadden is an instructor in our Aerospace Technologies program.

David Nolting

Aerospace Instructor

David Nolting is an instructor in our Aerospace Technologies program.