Composite Fabrication & Repair

Composite materials are extremely versatile and used for a wide variety of applications. These high-performance materials are desirable to the aviation and aerospace sector because of their exceptional strength and superior physical properties.

Our 150-hour Composite Fabrication and Repair course consists of both classroom and hands-on training, which allows the learner to understand the beginning-to-end fundamentals of composite fabrication and various types of composite repair scenarios.  The program will introduce the student to several materials used within aerospace and other applicable industries such as Carbon Fiber, E-Glass, and Kevlar.

Sandwich panel fabrication, pre-preg lay-up, wet lay-up, and resin infusion techniques. Training will cover the operation of applicable tools, supplies, and necessary equipment.

Processes to include ply orientation, bleeder/breather flow characteristics, symmetric and asymmetric laminates, vacuum bagging techniques, leak detection and mitigation, cleaning, drying, material removal (sanding/routing/milling, etc.), templates, curing cycles, and installation of fasteners. Repair processes include core, scarf, step, overlap repairs, fastener hole repairs and liquid shimming. Hot-bonder repair equipment demonstration and usage.

A strong emphasis provided toward safety training, hazardous material handling and disposal.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Rockwell Sheet Metal and Composites Fabrication Lab - Northwest Hall

Total Hours Required

150 hours

Length

Class lasts about a month

Times

Classes are held all day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Next class: Aug. 16 to Sept. 20

Courses

  • Introduction to Advanced Composites 5 hours
  • Associated Tech Orders/Manuals 2 hours
  • Tools 5 hours
  • Equipment and Materials 5 hours
  • Manufacturing and Fabrication 50 hours
  • Damage Assessment 5 hours
  • Process Techniques 28 hours
  • Repair Processes 50 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Tuition & Fees

  • $330

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$330

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

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Pass Rate

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Aerospace industry jobs based in the fabrication and repair of composite materials

composites major