Course Descriptions

Composite Technology

AVC 103 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Provides an understanding of the basic terms and principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. The course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify GD&T symbols and how to interpret those symbols. This course is taught using an interactive on line environment.

AVC 105 Aircraft Familiarization

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of aviation.  Using an interactive on line environment students will be introduced to basic aerospace concepts including the history of flight, principles of flight, and the role of regulation in the industry and the primary assemblies and structures of an airplane.

AVC 108 Aircraft Systems & Components

This course is designed to provide the aviation student with an in-depth knowledge of the major systems and components of the aircraft. Students will begin by learning to read the schematics of the systems and then move on to the operation of each system. Using an interactive on line environment students will learn the operation of each of the major systems.

AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10

The 10- Hour General Industry Outreach training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site.  The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site.  OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health.  Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.  Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours

CAT 122 CATIA ENOVIA DMU

This course is intended for students who want to learn to view and analyze CAD data.  Students are introduced to the product environment and the 2D viewer environment. Topics include various analytical and navigational tools and functional dimensioning and tolerancing information available within ENOVIA DMU.

CFT 101 Introduction to Composites

Introduction to Composites is an introductory course into the materials and processes associated with polymer composite structures, components and design. Emphasis will be placed on material properties, manufacturing process and safety. Hands on lab activities will supplement classroom content. This course provides students with the fundamentals of composite theory in an interactive on line environment.  Students then apply the concepts to industry based projects in a 3D interactive online environment and a world class composite laboratory.  Topics include the materials, equipment, processes, components and design of polymer composite structures. Prerequisite: AVC100, AVC102

CFT 106 Composite Finish Trim

This course provides students with an understanding of the processes and procedures use to finish trim composites parts. Topics include safety, documentation, tools, procedures and inspection. Prerequisite: CFT 101, CFT 130, AVC100

CFT 107 Composite Assembly

Composite Assembly teaches the fundamentals of joining composite structures. Adhesive bonding as well as mechanical fasteners is covered. Safe procedures are emphasized. Hole preparation for mechanical fasteners and surface preparation for adhesive bondings are essential elements of this course. The course consists of theory and practical application through hands on projects. Top of page

CFT 130 Composites Fabrication Methods/Applications

Fundamentals of composite structure fabrication methods and applications will be covered including, hand lay-up, bonding, vacuum bagging and resin transfer molding. Emphasis will also be placed on composites safety and inspection/testing of composite components. Top of page

CFT 140 Composites Inspection

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the inspection process during repair procedures.  Students will learn the role of repair technicians in the inspection process while obtaining hands on experience in basic NDI testing techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of documentation in the inspection of repair. This course utilizes online, classroom and laboratory learning environments. Prerequisite: must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval

CFT 141 Disassembly & Damage Removal Techniques

This course provides student with the knowledge required to safely and effectively prepare a part for repair.  In the lab setting students will learn to effectively remove finish, disassemble and remove damage composite material.  Special attention will be paid to developing the student’s tactile skills in all these areas. Theory in this course is taught using an interactive on line environment. Prerequisite:  must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CFT 140

CFT 142 Composite Repair

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and techniques used for structural repair of aircraft made with composite materials.  Students will complete multiple industry based projects designed to challenge their skills with both wetlay up and pre preg materials. Prerequisite: must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval and CFT 141

CFT 143 Complex Composite Repairs

This course is designed to provide the student with hands on experience working with non- structural composite repairs.  Instruction will include learning to solve problems presented in non- production atmospheres in relation to composite repairs.  Students will also review case studies and problem solving models.  Prerequisite: CFT 142 Composite Repair

CFT 144 Electrical Bonding Repair

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills used in electrical bonding composite repair.  Students will learn both theory and application using secondary bonding techniques. Prerequisite: must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval and CFT 142

EBS 116 Math Fundamentals

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

LEN 100 Lean for Operations

Familiarizes students with the concepts and practices of lean manufacturing as applied in industry today. Students begin with a discussion of lean manufacturing’s place in the overall process of continuous improvement. Students then move on to learning to apply basic elements of lean, lean system design, lean tools and measurement methods to industry based scenarios.

MET 101Fundamentals of Quality Control

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of quality improvement. Topics will include history of the movement, impact on industry, major components and tools of quality control as well as future trends. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn to industry based scenarios. Top of page

CED 115 Computer Applications

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to determine skill set prior to enrolling in this course.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communications

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.Top of page