Rose State College Provides Aerospace Opportunity To Engineers

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 By: Staff Reports

Rose State College (Rose State) is providing an opportunity for engineers to enter the second-largest industry in Oklahoma – aerospace. Through a partnership with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), Rose State’s Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Workforce Excellence – along with its sister program at Tulsa Community College – is offering an Oklahoma Aerospace Expansion Program (Oklahoma A-XP) for engineers seeking to bridge their skills in the aerospace field.

 “The Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Workforce Excellence at Rose State provides innovative training and other resources to enhance the growth of two of our state’s fastest-growing industries,” Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. “Oklahoma A-XP offers a specialized course designed for enhanced onboarding for new hires, upskilling and access into the aerospace industry for engineers of all non-aerospace disciplines.” 

Oklahoma A-XP is a six-week course to bridge oil and gas engineers, as well as engineers from other industries, into the aerospace field. The course provides an overview of principles of the aerospace industry, beginning with aerospace terms and practices and advancing to quality and airworthiness issues. This will be followed by an introduction to system-level courses such as aircraft systems (general-propulsion, hydraulics, avionics, electrical) and ending with logistics and resources. Participants will take pre- and post-tests assessing knowledge and they will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the course. 

“Rose State’s partnership with OSUIT adds another facet to our multi-dimensional approach to solving the workforce development needs of the aerospace industry,” Rose State Vice President for External Affairs Tamara Pratt said. “Rose State continues to be a resource for the Oklahoma aerospace industry by providing leadership in aerospace education.” 

Oklahoma A-XP courses will be offered on the Rose State campus from June 22 to July 29, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. To register, visit http://admissions.osuit.edu/register/AXP1.   

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