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.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ACM 105||Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics, and Weight & Balance||5|
|ACM 110||Drawings, Blueprint Reading and Precision Measuring||4|
|ACM 115||Materials and Processes/Lab and Equipment Safety||5|
|ACM 120||Composite Fabrication||4|
|ACM 125||Composite Assembly||4|
|ACM 130||Composite Repair||4|
|ACM 145||Special Projects||3|
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.
Determine and identify dimensions of a part from drawings, including orthographic and isometric projections. Sketch objects/parts in either orthographic or isometric views.
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.
Learn manufacturing methods and processes commonly used for the fabrication of composite materials. Instruction includes material choices, fabrication techniques, material handling and safety procedures.
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.
Inspect, test and repair composite structures. This course explains how imperfections affect composite properties and provides hands-on training for the repair of defects.
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.