Advanced Coatings

Customized client-focused training options or standard curriculum toward an Associate of Applied Science degree or Technical Certificate from WSU Tech.

Advanced Coatings Lab


Customized client-focused training and regular six-week courses in CATIA V6, ENOVIA and FiberSim with credit available through Wichita State University or WSU Tech.


Composites & Advanced Materials

Several course options are available including Composites Hands-On Training, FAA Composites Manufacturing (CMfg), Composite Repair Hands-On Workshop and FAA Composite Structural Engineering Technology (CSET).

Composites Training Courses

High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) & Lightning

This course is designed for engineers and technicians involved in aircraft HIRF certification, industry engineers and airframe manufacturers. It provides students with an awareness of all aspects of systems and aircraft HIRF testing. 

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Metals Hands-On Training

A five-day course designed for technicians, designers, engineers, analysts, and inspectors to get a hands-on experience in assembly, NDT techniques, repair and testing. For more information, contact Waruna Seneviratne.


Nondestructive Testing

NDT and oil analysis courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer sessions. Each class meets daily for one week at the National Center for Aviation Training. Students can work toward a certificate of completion (15 credit hours), technical certificate (46 credit hours) or associate of applied science degree (64 credit hours) from Wichita Area Technical College. Courses cover eddy current, ultrasonic testing, radiographic testing, bond testing, penetrant inspection, magnetic particle testing, computed radiographic imaging, visual inspection, 45-hour radiation safety, phased array, vibration analysis, thermography, acoustic emission testing, machine lubrication and analysis and electric motor testing.

Non-Destructive Testing


RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer high quality training covering RTCA’s DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. The course will provide an understanding of the use of DO-160G and how in fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and Technical Standard Orders (TSOs). 

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Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System Lightning Protection 

A comprehensive workshop that discusses all aspects of IEL certification, design, and testing from an engineering/DER perspective. Training can be on-site at NIAR or off-site at a selected location and tailored to meet customer needs. The class covers FAA regulations, Advisory Circulars, ARPs, DO-160, all as applicable to IEL certification. Areas included are attachment zones, equipment and functional criticality (safety assessment), aircraft level test methods and interpretation, bench level equipment test methods and levels, etc. The class includes several class exercises to apply the learned material to actual situations. 

Topics include:

  • Why IEL has become important
  • Why IEL certification efforts are required by the FAA
  • How to design and plan to meet requirements.

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