Aerospace Executives Gather at Rose State and the Center for Workforce Excellence to Hear Former NASA Administrator

​Oklahoma aerospace executives gathered this week to hear from Former Congressman and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at Rose State College as part of the college’s Center of Workforce Excellence in Aerospace and Cybersecurity. The presentation, “SOONER to Space,” focused on Mr. Bridenstine’s insight from his time as Former NASA Administrator along with his thoughts on America’s dependency on space, threats and opportunities in space and Oklahoma’s role in it.

The Oklahoma Center of Workforce Excellence in Aerospace and Cybersecuritypowered by Rose State College and Tulsa Community College, is focused on advancing discussions and increasing the workforce around all aspects of aerospace and related economic impacts.


Oklahoma A-XP:

Bridging Skills Course

This program provides a six-week, evening course to bridge oil and gas engineers into Oklahoma’s second largest industry – Aerospace.

Each week builds upon the other with different principals of the aerospace industry beginning with aerospace terms and practices, advancing to quality and airworthiness.

The program is powered through a collaboration of the Oklahoma Center of Workforce Excellence in Aerospace and  Cybersecurity. Operating partners include Rose State College, Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT).

June 22 – July 29, 2021 (meets Tuesday and Thursday from 6-10 p.m.)

$500.00 per person

An engineering degree is needed to be accepted into this program.

June 22 – July 29, 2021
Classes run Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Professional Training Center
1720 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110


Additive Manufacturing

and 3D Printing:

This non-credit workshop powered by Moog, Inc., an aerospace company that provides training to students, professionals, engineers and technicians a path to conceptualization, implementation and operation of additive manufacturing programs within an organization producing usable parts.

The courses are broken down into 3-parts:

    • AM 101 (Introduction to AM) gives an overview of the 7 ISO categories of AM, highlights of AM technology available in today’s market, design philosophy enabled by AM, the economics supporting implementation and health and safety considerations.
    • AM201 (Engineering and Design for Metal AM) is an immersion in the fundamentals of producing usable AM parts for design engineers and scientists. Hands on machine time exposes students to a Design of Experiments (DOE) as well as discussions on the qualifications, processes, and quality controls needed for successful and usable part programs.
    • AM301 (Practical Operation and Application of Metal AM) this course is a hands-on machine and software operation course for technicians and operators. Students will examine parts in software, build parts on the machine and post process them.