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Composites Manufacturing Technology

Composites Move People!

Composite Manufacturing Technology skills are in demand by companies like Boeing, 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 hiring over the next few years.

Many workers are approaching retirement age, which means the industry will need to fill those positions. Additionally, composites are used in the marine industry by local companies like Safe Boats International, 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.

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.

Schedule an appointment with Composites professor Mike Mitchell today!

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.

  • Assemblers
  • Fabricators
  • 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