Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center

Electrical Assembly Certificate

8 Weeks | 16.0 Credits | 40% Online - 60% Lab

About the Certificate

The Certificate in Electrical Assembly provides advanced understanding of electrical procedures in manufacturing, with a focus on aviation. This program provides an overview of the electrical knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for employment in the aerospace industry as an electrical assembler.

Topics Covered

  • Electrical orientation
  • Safety and shop cleaning procedures
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Hazardous waste handling, clean-up, and disposal
    • Tool and equipment safety
    • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Basic Drilling and Riveting
  • Soldering Iron/Through-Hole
  • Soldering Heat Gun
  • Desoldering electronic components
  • Soldering circuit boards
  • Using hand tools and microscopes
  • Wire Bundle Basics
  • Blueprint reading
  • Schematics and picture sheets
  • Wire Installation Drawings
  • Wire Bundle Installation
  • Electrical Ground Jumpers
  • Electrical Ground Studs and Wire Grounding
  • Crimping Terminals and Splices
  • Assembly of Coaxial Connectors
  • Fiber Optics for Aerospace
  • COVID-19 safety and cleaning procedures


  • Manufacturing Core Certificate must be completed to take this certificate.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age to participate in the lab portion of the course.
  • No pre-testing is required, including the Accuplacer test. 

Career Paths

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions installing wiring bundles and electronic components. Assembly electricians work alongside assembly mechanics and are required to read work instructions, understand installation diagrams, and work as part of a team. Assembly electricians must display manual dexterity as well as exhibit effective communication skills. Many of the skills obtained in the Electrical Assembly Certificate program can readily transfer to a variety of manufacturing fields including aerospace, maritime, construction, medical devices, space, automotive, and military/defense.

Typical duties include:

  • Assembly of Parts
  • Wire installation
  • Soldering
  • Functional checks
  • Troubleshooting
  • Systems installations
  • Setup and layout
  • Inspecting and measuring for specifications

Sample of reported job titles:

  • Assembler
  • Assembly Worker
  • Production Worker
  • Electronic Assembler
  • Factory Assembler
  • Factory Worker
  • Soldering technician
  • Solar thermal installers and technicians
  • Helpers-production workers
  • Armature Assembler
  • Breaker Units Assembler
  • Final Motor Assembler
  • Gear Assembler
  • Sustainability specialists
  • Wind turbine service technician
  • Helpers-production workers


If you have questions about registration, please call 425.640.1840.