Composites Manufacturing Technology
Composite Manufacturing Technology skills are in demand by companies such as The Boeing Company, Boeing suppliers, Lockheed Martin, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and many others. The aerospace industry hires many workers with composite manufacturing skills, and predicts they will see significant increases in employment capacity over the next few years. Many workers in this industry are approaching retirement age, which means the industry will need to fill those positions. Additionally, composites are used in the marine industry, in the production of medical devices, hardwood veneer/plywood manufacturing and sports equipment.
Individuals in entry-level manufacturing positions, such as Assemblers or Team Assemblers, can gain additional skills with the completion of this certificate, which may lead to higher-level work as a Helper or as a Laminator and Fabricator. With experience in the field, one could also move into a lead or first-level supervisory position in the composites manufacturing environment.
Remember, employers in all industries are looking for employees who are on time, dependable, can work well alone or in teams, have good communication skills and have a good work ethic. These important qualities are stressed in our curriculum.
Earn While You Learn!
OC's Composites Manufacturing Technology program is now an approved program for IAM/Boeing Composite Technician and Blue Streak Mechanic apprenticeship applicants! Completion of the program may qualify you for participation in a paid apprenticeship. Learn more at http://www.iam-boeing-apprenticeship.com.
Certificates of Specialization
Certificates of Completion
For the Manufacturing Technology program, click here.
Visit WashingtonCareerPathways.org to view Career Pathways Roadmaps and learn more about potential career options and opportunities, such as those listed below, that you may qualify for after completing the program.
- Team Assemblers
- Helpers/Production Workers
- Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers
Gainful Employment regulations passed by the federal government require colleges to disclose how certain programs (i.e., programs that meet certain criteria) prepare students for "gainful employment." Click on the link below to view gainful employment information for this program.
Composites Manufacturing Technology - Gainful Employment Disclosure Template
Median Hourly Wage in Washington State
$11.40 - $32.81
Source: 2013 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"