Composites Advanced Manufacturing Technology
The Composites program is a hands-on, in-depth overview of the processes involved in the development and production of composites. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Composites ATA degree includes courses in: computer literacy, industrial safety, engineering graphics, technical problem analysis, precision fits, tolerances and GD&T, solid works, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical circuits, materials & process, and operations management.
Skills include tooling, fabrication, machining, assembly, quality assurance, repair, lay-up, vacuum bagging, and cure processing of wet lay-up, the mathematical computations and scientific principles that apply to the operation of aircraft and related equipment.
1. Solve technical mathematical problems (such as fiber resin ratio),
2. Learn basic hand skills for the layup of composites materials using fiberglass, carbon fiber, epoxy and polyester resin.
3. Design molds and forms for the layup of fiberglass and carbon fiber materials.
4. Build and vacuum bag composite materials for room temperature cure and oven cure materials.
5. Create projects in composite materials showing how surface energy is increased and decreased.
6. Design for producibility and manufacturing ease.
7. Document technical activities in written and verbal reports.
8. Be prepared for successful employment.