Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.


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Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technician
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Composite manufacturing has evolved into a diverse industry and can be found in the marine, aerospace, automotive, sports equipment, construction, alternative energy, medical devices, and many other industries, creating an expanding wealth of opportunity for talented practitioners. The Composites Technician Certificate program provides students with skills and knowledge in plant safety, manufacturing processes, composite materials, gelcoat/controlled spraying/fluid handling applications, vacuum infusion process, part and tooling design techniques. Students learn chemical safety, design, modern vacuum-infusion techniques, and construction of molds to construct a variety of parts. 

Skill Sets

Graduates of the Composites Technology program will:

  1. Be prepared with the skills and knowledge required for successful entry-level employment in composite-related industries.
  2. Understand the safety hazards and workplace precautions that need to be taken when working with hazardous chemicals typically found in a shop environment.
  3. Identify resins, initiators, promoters, solvents and all chemicals by sight, smell and touch, and handle according to established safety standards.
  4. Demonstrate ability to correctly apply various types of catalyzed coatings and paints.
  5. Demonstrate ability to use the correct technique for repairing a variety of composite structures.
  6. Demonstrate ability to develop a full size plug from a scaled drawing, and correctly finish the surface using various mediums current to industry standards.
  7. Correctly perform contact molding, vacuum bagging techniques, out of oven autoclave, oven curing and autoclave molding techniques.
  8. Demonstrate silicone bag part building and rigid B side part building techniques using current industry standards.
  9. Distinguish and operate support equipment in Closed Cavity and Light Resin Transfer Method.
  10. Demonstrate ability to use advanced composite nomenclature related to equipment, tools, accessories, and materials commonly used in the composites workplace.
  11. Understand environmental issues related to manufacture and use of composite structures.
  12. Understand and follow laws and regulations as they relate to composites certifications. 

More Programs at
Skagit Valley College

Composite Repair Technician
Manufacturing CAD Technician
Manufacturing Foundations
Manufacturing Fundamentals Micro-Certificate
Manufacturing Technology Certificate
Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273