Washington Aerospace Training & Research (WATR) Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center (WATR) programs? Registration? Financial assistance? Something else? You may find the answer here. If not, please contact the WATR Center at waterc@edmonds.edu or 425.640.1840. 


To qualify, you must...

  • Be over 18 years of age to participate in the lab portion of the courses
  • Have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection


*Note: NO pre-testing is required, including the Accuplacer test. 



You can register by:


There are several financial assistance programs that are available for students to access. 


Financial Assistance


*not FAFSA eligible.


All programs are eligible for the use of GI Bill®* benefits.


We love veterans and thank them for their service! For help with your benefits, contact main Edmonds Campus.

Priority Service is always given to Eligible Veterans and their spouses.


*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill


The Core is mandatory for all first time students to WATR including incumbent workers.


Yes, if you want assistance with your resume, job search, application/hiring processes, and interviewing we are here to help.

Career Services



Students are responsible for applying for jobs and showing up prepared for interviews.


You can take multiple certificate programs but not at the same time.


All programs have both an online and a hands-on lab component with scheduled completion dates.



Students must complete all tests and projects at 80% or better to earn a certificate.


Regularly scheduled in-person tours will begin soon. If you would like to set up a personal tour, please contact us.

All fees for WATR classes are due at registration and payment plans are not accepted.  Also, there are no refunds after the first day of class for all these classes.

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