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North Carolina is “first in flight,” so it makes sense that the Aviation industry is booming here. The Piedmont Triad’s favorable location, great quality of life, and broadly-skilled workforce continues to attract a growing number of aerospace and aviation-related companies. With this growth, demand for skilled workers is on the rise. There are many rewarding and challenging opportunities with area companies available now and in the future.

What makes Aviation fly? Many things: design, manufacturing, engineering, suppliers, MROs (maintenance, repair & overhaul), FBOs (fixed based operators), and flight training. Good paying aviation jobs in North Carolina are available for skilled workers; education and training programs offered at Randolph Community College help provide a pathway to finding an aviation job in North Carolina.

Randolph Community College offers pathways that lead directly into the thriving aviation industry. These pathways include

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The field of welding is a foundation that underlies nearly every manufactured product, system, or structure in the United States economy. It is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts and, because of its strength, is used extensively in the aviation and aeronautics industries.

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Welding Technology

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Our machining students learn to manufacture mechanical components using a variety of modern, high-tech metalworking equipment such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines and precision cylindrical or surface grinders. Machinists are imperative to the aviation industry.

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Computer-Integrated Machining

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Electrical Systems

The Electrical Systems Technology program prepares students to work in a wide range of fields, including aviation. It is designed for those interested in the installation, programming and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

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Electrical Systems Technology


Randolph Community College is a partner in Aviation Triad, a group of local institutions and businesses that help make aviation thrive in North Carolina.