Course Descriptions

Composite Technology, TC

AVC 100 Aerospace Safety

This course provides an in-depth study of the human and safety practices required for work in aviation and manufacturing fields. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; hazardous waste, and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Top of page

AVC 101 Applied Shop Math

This course focuses on skills required to complete common shop math problems including reading and interpreting part dimensions, checking part features and recording accurate measurements. The application of mathematical skills to the manufacturing environment is an integral part of the course. Top of page

AVC 102 Precision Instruments

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize precision measurement tools in the manufacturing and aerospace environment. Students will learn to utilize the different types of tools, interpret the measurement results and apply those results to industry specific scenarios. Top of page

AVC 105 Aircraft Familiarization

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of aviation. Students will be introduced to basic aerospace concepts including the history of flight, principles of flight, the role of regulation in the industry and the major aircraft systems. Top of page

AVC 106 Aerospace Blueprint Reading

This course builds basic blueprint reading skills leading to a systematic approach to reading an aircraft blueprint. Students will learn a systematic approach to reading aircraft blue prints through actual manipulation of working drawings. Top of page

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. Top of page

CAT 102 CATIA Drafting

This course covers the creation of engineering drawings. Students will be introduced to the drafting environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to create drawings from parts and products. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

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. Top of page

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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

AVC100 Aerospace Safety
CFT101 Introduction to Composites
CFT130Composites Fabrication Methods/Applications

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 Composite 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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

Must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval.

CFT 141 Disassemble & 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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

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. Top of page

Prerequisite/Core requisite:

Must have completed Composite Fabrication Technician program with a letter grade of “C” or better, OR industry composite fabrication experience approval and CFT 142

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. Top of page

MET 101 Fundamentals 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

MFG 100 Lean Manufacturing

This course is designed to familiarize the 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 will then move on to learning to apply basic elements of lean, lean system design, lean tools and measurement methods to industry based scenarios. Top of page

CED 101 Computer Essentials

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.Top of page

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication

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