EDGE Center celebrates grand opening at hub of Houston Spaceport

Students began using the facility in 2020. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Students began using the facility in 2020. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Students began using the facility in 2020. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

San Jacinto College officials marked the grand opening of the EDGE Center at the hub of the Houston Spaceport, 13150 Space Center Blvd., with an Oct. 1 ceremony. Students began using the facility in 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19, per an Oct. 8 media release.

Programs for aerospace structure technicians, aerospace electrical technicians, composite technicians, industrial automation technicians and aerospace quality technicians are offered at the center as well as drone program to prepare individuals for Federal Aviation Administration certifications, a drone flight class and a drone build class. SJC is the official education training partner for the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport.


“This facility is at the epicenter of the Houston Spaceport,” said Mario Diaz, the director of aviation for the Houston Airport System, in the release. “This is where the next chapter of the rivalry to space will be written by the minds and hands of Houstonians for generations to come. The talent who will learn how to build towards the future of space exploration starts right here at the EDGE Center.”

281-998-6150.
www.sanjac.edu/programs-courses/cpd/your-career/edge-center-aerospace-program
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.


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