Aircraft Sheet Metal & Composites

About this Major

Aviation Sheet Metal focuses on teaching basic aircraft structural skills. Students spend time in the classroom learning terminology, tools, equipment, blueprint reading and shop safety before moving into the shop for hands-on experience. This second portion of the class focuses on advanced aviation sheet metal skills, as well as composite repair and fabrication. Students complete a series of individual fabrication projects designed to develop and reinforce basic skills. Training is performed primarily on assemblies and panels, workbenches and some actual aircraft components.

Oklahoma aviation employers had drawn more aviation sheet metal mechanics from our Aviation Sheet Metal training program than any other since 2006. As technology advanced, the application of new materials is becoming more common. Composite materials can lead to a lighter, stronger and, corrosion resistant aircraft, which results in better performance and the potential for more longevity. These materials require skilled technicians, and completing this course can help ensure your entry into a successful, growing aerospace industry.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Francis Tuttle Aviation Sheet Metal Certification

At A Glance

Open To

Adult students


Rockwell Aviation Sheet Metal Lab

Total Hours Required



  • Daytime: 12 weeks
  • Evening: 18 weeks


Daytime classes: Monday — Thursday

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Evening classes: Monday — Thursday

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


  • ASM Introduction to Aviation 4 hours
  • ASM Math 4 hours
  • ASM Aircraft Metals & Fasteners 10 hours
  • ASM Measurements 4 hours
  • ASM Sealant 8 hours
  • ASM Fabrication Lab Block 1 80 hours
  • ASM Print Reading Block 2 18 hours
  • ASM Fabrication Lab Block 2 100 hours
  • ASM Workforce Readiness 12 hours
  • ASM Composites Repair & Fabrication 48 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Francis Tuttle Aviation Sheet Metal Certification

Tuition & Fees

  • $1,475 for Jan/Feb start dates
  • Application fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students


Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$15 - $19

per hour (starting range)

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

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

Aviation sheet metal

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