Get Aerospace Fastener Manufacturing Training at ECC Compton Center

FastenerThe Career and Technical Education Division (CTE) at El Camino College Compton Center is offering students and working adults the chance to receive industrial job training through its Aerospace Fastener Manufacturing program. ECC Compton Center partnered with industry experts to design the courses and ensure that essential topics are covered to speed up career advancement.

This is the perfect time to think about upgrading job skills or training for a completely new career in an industry with excellent employment prospects. Through this program and associated job fairs, students are able to secure internships and employment in aerospace fastener manufacturing. Entry-level salaries start at $12 per hour and may quickly accelerate to $35 per hour when work experience and certifications are combined. Many ECC Compton Center students who have completed this program have secured employment with top firms in the industry, including Alcoa Fastening Systems, California Screw Products, LISI Aerospace, Northrup Grumman, P.B. Fasteners, and SpaceX, to name a few.

ECC Compton Center, located in the heart of the aerospace industry in southern California, offers the only community college Aerospace Fastener Manufacturing program in the western United States. The program was developed in partnership with the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI). Training is provided to students and working adults looking for a new career in a high-demand industry, as well as helps upgrade skills for those already working in this field. Students gain practical knowledge and the skills needed for good paying jobs, and learn to use specialized tools and manufacturing equipment to produce and inspect aerospace fasteners. Students also have the opportunity to test for the National Association of Metal Working Skills (NIMS) certification.

Jobs in the aerospace fastener manufacturing industry give workers the opportunity to make fasteners used to attach airplane wings to the fuselage; produce the rivets that hold communication satellites together; use strong lightweight metals to create fasteners for race cars; fabricate fasteners sent into space on rovers and space stations; and manufacture fasteners used to affix components in commercial jets.

For more information about the Aerospace Fastener Manufacturing program and Career Advancement Academy at ECC Compton Center, please contact, CTE Coordinator Alicia Zambrano at 310-900-1600, Ext. 2779 or

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