Airframe and Powerplant Computers on Wheels

The Computer on Wheels (COWs) initiative under the Air WA grant allowed for the design and purchase of mobile solutions to allow access to informational software and technical resources in real time. The intent was to better model the work environment of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians on the job. Through COWs, students have access to course materials and aircraft manuals that are updated in real time rather than traditional hard copy formats that become dated and costly to replace. Students also learn how to document work processes closely modeling real world practice (as many airlines are going paperless). COWs can also provide students easy access to other education software designed to enrich learning in real time (e.g. CANVAS, WordWeb, and videos online).
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Program Planning Resources
Other Material Types:
Student Support Materials
Renton Technical College
Project Name:
Air Washington
technology-enabled learning, mobile technology, tablet computers, mobile solutions,

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Washington State Aerospace Industry Partners
Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
Production Occupations -- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4081)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Program Delivery Format:

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