The Composites program is a hands-on, in-depth overview of the processes involved in the development and production of composite products. Skills include tooling, fabrication, machining, assembly, quality assurance, repair, lay-up, vacuum bagging, and cure processing of wet laminating. For information session dates and times visit the Composites landing page.
The Aerospace Composite Technician certificate is a two-quarter program designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble, and repair composite materials on aircraft. The knowledge and skills gained through this program are those required for entry-level positions as composite technicians. The certificate also provides an opportunity for existing aircraft mechanics and service technicians to expand their education in the field of composite assembly and repair.
The knowledge and skills acquired in this program are required for entry level positions in diverse workplace scenarios with special emphasis on aerospace. Skills learned in this program are taught using applied methods where training is practical and hands-on. Graduates of this program will receive two certificates, the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate. For more information visit the Manufacturing Pre-emploment page. Classes start every quarter.
The Manufacturing Pre-Employment certificate is a one-quarter program designed to prepare students to work at the entry level in a manufacturing facility and the aerospace industry. This course serves as an introduction to manufacturing. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are required for entry level positions in diverse workplace scenarios with special emphasis on aerospace. Content includes a survey of mechanical concepts, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality assurance, workforce skills/communication, ergonomics, lean manufacturing, and sustainable business practices.
Graduates of this forty credit certificate program may work in companies of different sizes, from a four-person shop to large aerospace companies. Skills learned in this program are taught using applied methods where training is practical and hands-on. Students will be developing skills in applied machining including basic math, basic and advanced blueprint reading, conventional lathe and mill operations, small shop tools and operation, shop safety and teamwork.