This certificate is designed to provide students with entry level manufacturing skills in composites and a foundation to pursue other certificates and two year degrees in manufacturing in this specialty.
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Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Participate in and contribute to the effectiveness of teams.
- Use basic communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening and computing) to meet the needs of the workplace.
- Demonstrated the ability to apply mathematical computation skills necessary to plan and execute a composite materials fabrication project using fabrics, wet resins, and prepregs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of composite terminology with the ability to define, utilize and explain composite terminology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the proper conduct and procedures necessary to effectively and safely work in a composites shop.
- Employ the proper techniques and procedures to use hand tools and precision measuring devises commonly found in a composites fabrication shop.
- Demonstrated the correct method in the assembly of a vacuum bag capable of autoclave part fabrication.
- Apply learned skills in a “hands on” setting while completing real life fabrication scenarios.
- Describe matrix materials, resins and fiber reinforcements and their design considerations for advanced composite material structures with an emphasis on mechanical, physical, and manufacturing properties..
- Evaluate a real world design/manufacturing problems and compute materials usage, physical properties and mechanical properties.
- Interpret an advanced composite layup schedule and how typical engineering drawings will use shorthand to describe a laminate construction
- Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of different core materials used in industry for laminated sandwich panels, and demonstrate the fabrication techniques specific to foam and Honeycomb cores.