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Advanced Composite Manufacturing Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

The Advanced Composite Manufacturing Certificate is designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble, and repair composite materials for a variety of industries, including aviation, automotive, marine and recreation. The knowledge and skills gained through this program are those required for entry-level positions as composite technicians. 

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ACM 105Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance5
ACM 110Drawings, Blueprint Reading and Precision Measuring4
ACM 115Materials and Processes/Lab and Equipment Safety5
ACM 120Composite Fabrication4
ACM 125Composite Assembly4
ACM 130Composite Repair4
ACM 145Special Projects3
 Technical Credits29

Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance

Item #
ACM 105
Total 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.

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Drawings, Blueprint Reading and Precision Measuring

Item #
ACM 110
Total 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.

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Materials and Processes/Lab and Equipment Safety

Item #
ACM 115
Total 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.

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Composite Fabrication

Item #
ACM 120
Total 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).
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Composite Assembly

Item #
ACM 125
Total 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).
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Composite Repair

Item #
ACM 130
Total 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).
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Special Projects

Item #
ACM 145
Total 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.

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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.