The Composites Program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers in composites manufacturing. In this program, students learn to fabricate, assemble, repair, test and troubleshoot composite materials.
This degree is offered at the South Hill campus in Puyallup. In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ACM 120||Composite Fabrication||4|
|ACM 125||Composite Assembly||4|
|ACM 130||Composite Repair||4|
|ACM 145||Special Projects||3|
|MS 123||Fundamentals of Welding for the Non-Welding Major||5|
|MS 131||Blueprint Reading Fundamentals||3|
|MS 145||Fundamentals of Composites||4|
|NDT 108||Introduction to NDT||5|
|NDT 113||Material and Processes for NDT I||5|
|NDT 120||Visual and Optical Testing||5|
|NDT 121||Materials and Processes for NDT II||5|
|NDT 135||NDI for Composite Structures||3|
|NDT 140||Eddy Current Testing I||5|
|NDT 150||Ultrasonic Testing I||5|
|NDT 170||Eddy Current Testing II||5|
|NDT 180||Ultrasonic Testing II||5|
|NDT 185||Physics for NDT Professionals||5|
|NDT 210||Eddy Current Testing III||5|
|NDT 220||Ultrasonic Testing III||5|
|NDT 240CAP||Capstone Project||3|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Math for Non-Science Majors or Precalculus||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
|Intro to Computing or Excel I||3|
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.
Students will identify, perform or witness various basic welding processes for prospective visual and non-destructive inspectors.
Covers basic lines and views of drawings, identifying and interpreting weld and fabrication symbols, and locating NDT requirements.
Learn the fundamental construction of composites, advantages of composites over traditional materials, manufacturing methods, fabrication and assembly, testing and quality assurance, damage control, and repair.
This course is an introduction to terms and definitions and a method overview of nondestructive testing. Methods include eddy current liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiography and ultrasonic testing.
Explores the properties of materials, both metals and non-metals, and their applications in design and manufacturing. Define the advantages of Lean Concepts and applications.
Visual inspection is the most widely used method of nondestructive testing. Learn to detect various discontinuances related to the power-plant industry, structural steel fabrication and construction industries, aerospace industry, petro-chemical industry, and manufacturing processes. Exercises are performed using many visual inspection tools.
Learn the major manufacturing processes used to fabricate parts, their possible discontinuities and how to choose the appropriate NDT methods to inspect them.
Implement techniques and processes utilized for nondestructive inspection of composite and bonded materials. Learn theory, principles, techniques and applications of NOT methods for composite structures.
Covers electromagnetic theory, types of Eddy Current sensing elements, selection of inspection parameters, readout mechanism and applications. Successful students will pass a simulated Level 1 general exam.
Covers the principles of acoustics. Introduces the basic pulse echo instruments, transducers and couplants. Covers the basic testing methods, calibration and examinations to specific procedures. Successful students will pass a simulated Level 1 general examination.
Covers a continuation of Eddy Current theory: factors that affect coil impedance, signal-to-noise ratio, selection test frequency, coupling and field strength. Includes an explanation of standards and specifications used in eddy current testing. Students will learn about the selection of the appropriate instruments, probes and standards necessary to perform the required tests. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.
Introduces the operation of various ultrasonic equipment and transducers in a variety of testing methods. Students will calibrate, test and evaluate various product forms per procedures, standards and codes. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.
Covers physics concepts used in nondestructive testing, including right-triangle trigonometry, waves, sound, electric fields, electric current, resistance, circuits, magnetism, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
Covers an extension of advanced Eddy Current theory. Students will simulate a Level II practice exam through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures.
Covers an overview of the basic principles and theories of Phased Array. Students will simulate a Level II practical exam through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures.
Designed to synthesize and integrate the knowledge gained in all previous courses and demonstrate the application of theory and practice through a project.
|MCH 101||Orientation/Machine Shop Safety||2|
|MS 113||QA/Quality for Manufacturing||4|
|MS 118||QA/Measuring Instruments||4|
|MS 122||Mathematical Applications for Quality Assurance||5|
|NDT 250||NDI Internship||1-11|
|NDT 255||NDT Special Projects||1-3|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|
|CAS 115CL||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CAS 130CL||Excel I||3|