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TOP 6 | Aircraft Fabrication (095050) Download LMI Worksheet

  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
  • To improve Strong Workforce Metric(s)
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   563 590 620
Completions   55 65 75
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Antelope Valley College needs to expand the Aircraft Fabrication (AFAB) program training facilities, both the main campus and a satellite location in the Palmdale Airport, to increase the number of AFAB training labs to support in student enrollment growth and completion rates, so our college can keep up with local industry employment demands. AVC’s AFAB is currently falling short at meeting a significant increasing demand of AFAB trained technicians by local aerospace industries (specifically Northrop Grumman) for entry –level structural and composite technicians. Northrop Grumman needs to employ at least 1000 AFAB students by December 2017, with a project 3000 to 5000 more in the next 3 to five years, and the current number lab facilities limits the program’s ability to meet these increased industry demands. In addition, other aerospace companies such as, The Spaceship Company and Space X are also hiring students from the program and have projected numbers as well. In order to meet the demands of local industry more AFAB labs need to be added and reconditioned. Antelope Valley College has secured a satellite location at the Palmdale Airport Terminal but it needs to be renovated to be used as a secondary structure’s lab for the AFAB program and house several other AFAB courses in addition to classes offered in our main campus. Additionally, the lab in the Palmdale area will provide access to Palmdale residents and strengthen college partnership with the local community.


CTE Program Budget Detail Sheet

1000 Instructional Salaries $0
2000 Non-Instructional Salaries $0
3000 Employee Benefits $0
4000 Supplies and Materials $0
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services $0
6000 Capital Outlay $142,958
7000 Other Outgo $0
  Total Direct Costs $142,958
  Total Indirect Costs $5,718
  Total Program Costs $148,676
Plan Certification

This Plan Has Been Reviewed and Approved By

Dr. Bonnie C. Suderman

Asst. Superintendent/Vice Presid