Academic Catalog

Composites Classes

Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance

Item Number
ACM 105
Credits
5

Perform all of the mathematical computations required in the Advanced Manufacturing curriculum. Understand the scientific principles that apply to the operation of aircraft, engines and the equipment that Advanced Composite Manufacturers will be in daily contact with. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the importance of weight and balance to aircraft safety, and make all of the required calculations for weight and balance checks, equipment changes, extreme loading checks and the addition of ballast.

Drawings, Blueprint Reading and Precision Measuring

Item Number
ACM 110
Credits
4

Determine and identify dimensions of a part from drawings, including orthographic and isometric projections. Sketch objects/parts in either orthographic or isometric views.

Materials and Processes/Lab and Equipment Safety

Item Number
ACM 115
Credits
5

Students will identify and determine the proper use of fasteners, demonstrate a basic understanding of aircraft hardware identification and terminology, learn about lab safety and the proper use of tools, calculate/apply torque values, and perform precision measurements.

Composite Fabrication

Item Number
ACM 120
Credits
4

Learn manufacturing methods and processes commonly used for the fabrication of composite materials. Instruction includes material choices, fabrication techniques, material handling and safety procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ACM 105, ACM 110, ACM 115 (GPA 2.0 or better).

Composite Assembly

Item Number
ACM 125
Credits
4

Identify and use appropriate materials and processes to assemble structures made of composite materials. Includes room temperature and elevated temperature bonding, drilling, countersinking, and installing mechanical fasteners and potted fasteners.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ACM 105, ACM 110, ACM 115 (GPA 2.0 or better).

Composite Repair

Item Number
ACM 130
Credits
4

Inspect, test and repair composite structures. This course explains how imperfections affect composite properties and provides hands-on training for the repair of defects.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ACM 105, ACM 110, ACM 115 (GPA 2.0 or better).

Special Projects

Item Number
ACM 145
Credits
3

Develops skills in print reading, project planning, layout, distortion control, fixturing and other fabrication techniques. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge to projects of personal interest and/or as assigned.

Intro to Report/Forms Writing

Item Number
MS 115
Credits
3

Introduces students to the technical style of report and test procedure writing commonly used in nondestructive testing. 

NDI for Composite Structures

Item Number
NDT 135
Credits
3

Implement techniques and processes utilized for nondestructive inspection of composite and bonded materials. Learn theory, principles, techniques and applications of NDT methods for composite structures.

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