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Course Descriptions - Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2019)
COMP 0000 Composite Materials Technology Orientation0 Hours
COMP 1010 Composite Basics45 Hours
Composite Basics introduces the basic materials, tools, vocabulary, and safety practices used in the composites industry. Throughout this course, you will examine various composite materials, chemicals, tools, and the procedures and processes of fabrication. You will also practice proper shop etiquette and cleaning.
BTEC 1030 Operating Systems and Email Applications30 Hours
Operating Systems and Email Applications explores essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Throughout this course, you will study how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. You will also use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, you will examine how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.
BTEC 1031 Word Processing Fundamentals30 Hours
In this course, students will create, format, and save documents. They will also be introduced to the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.
COMP 1055 Mold Preparation and Tooling30 Hours
Students in this course will recognize the importance of molds and the part they play in shaping composite materials. Students will identify the various mold release agents used throughout the Composites industry. Students will also practice different mold release application methods. Students will demonstrate competency in applying mold release agents and apply these skills on their first composite part.
MATH 1000 Math I60 Hours
Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.
COMP 1155 Non-Vacuum and Vacuum Bag Fabrication60 Hours
During this course, students will learn the terminology associated with non-vacuum and vacuum bag fabrication. Students will then learn about the reinforcement fabrics and resins common to the Composites industry. Students will become familiar in selecting appropriate materials, proper mixing of matrix materials, and vacuum bag and non-vacuum processes. Students will then demonstrate their acquired skills by producing Composite parts with non-vacuum and vacuum processing techniques.
COMP 1210 Prepreg Material Laminations45 Hours
Students in this course will learn about prepreg materials used in advanced composites. Student will also cover terminology, manufacture, storage and handling, hand lay-up, oven and autoclave curing.
COMP 1400 Core Materials45 Hours
This course will cover the various core materials used in the composite industry. Students will learn to identify these materials, their uses, and applications, as well as demonstrate proficiency by constructing several core structures.
COMP 1320 Composite Repair45 Hours
In this course, students will learn basic composite repair methods. Students will cover repair assessment, types of damage and repair, replacing damaged composite material, and part reconstruction. Students will then demonstrate their competency by repairing some of their previously built composite parts.
COMP 1550 Advanced Composite Repair45 Hours
Students in this course will cover repair procedures specific to advanced composites. Students will learn how the term “advanced” applies to composite materials that have superior strength and stiffness, like carbon fiber and Aramid. Students will demonstrate proper structural repairs as they apply to advanced composite repair.
COMP 1611 Part Finish45 Hours
In Part Finish, the steps necessary to produce a finished Composites part ready for final assembly will be explained . Students will explore surface preparation, sanding techniques, and priming and painting Composites parts. Students will demonstrate competency in composites part finish by applying acquired skills to completely finish their previously constructed parts.
DRFT 1045 Blueprint Reading30 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic blueprint reading skills. Standard industrial practices will be applied on one or more industrial drawings. Principles and applications of the following will be used: lettering, orthographic, oblique, isometric, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary views.
COMP 1710 Blueprint Reading for Composites30 Hours
Blueprint Reading for Composites is designed to introduce students to blueprint symbols, documentation, and part orientation, as they relate to composite manufacturing and fabrication. In this course, blueprint interpretation will be practiced through hands-on projects.
COMP 1750 Introduction to CAD30 Hours
Introduction to CAD offers an introduction to computer aided design (CAD). During this course, you will explore how to draw two-dimensional figures with CAD software. At the end of this course, you will demonstrate competency in CAD systems by creating a two-dimensional drawing that can be used with the waterjet cutter or Geber cutting table.
COMP 1810 Composite Machining30 Hours
Students in this course are introduced to many aspects of machining composite materials. The basic tools for machining will be covered first, then followed by more advanced machining with the waterjet cutter. Students will also become fluent in the terminology and vocabulary associated with machining composites. Students will then demonstrate their competency by machining some of their previously made parts with specialized tools and then by using the waterjet cutting machine.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Relations60 Hours
Workplace Relations is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
COMP 1910 Composite Part Testing45 Hours
Students in this course will fabricate a structure made from composite materials. Students will develop a working set of drawings for a bridge of their own design. Students will then fabricate that design with strength to weight being the main objective.
COMP 2010 Alternative Composite Processes45 Hours
In this course, students will learn the various methods used in fabricating composite parts. Students will also learn the tools, materials, and equipment used in alternative processing, as well as utilizing 3D printing to build a composite mold.
COMP 2110 Filament Winding30 Hours
In this course, students will introduced to the basics of operating the fiber filament winding machine. This will include loading/unloading mandrels, operating the filament winder software, and safety issues associated with this type of equipment. Students will learn the process of making a part, using correct lay-up procedures, fiber orientations, and tool preparation. Students will then demonstrate their competency by building an approved composite part with the filament winder.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
COMP 2210 Autoclave Processing30 Hours
In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of how an autoclave operates, including the physical operations of the autoclave, the software which runs it, and safety issues associated with this type of equipment. Students will be presented with the terminology associated with autoclave operation. Students will also be introduced to the autoclave programming to the extent of being able to successfully cure a composite part. Students will demonstrate their competency by curing a predefined solid composite laminate then a predefined composite laminate with core materials.
COMP 2500 Composite Materials Technology Final Project60 Hours
Students in this course will complete a composite material build, including: project planning, materials arrangement, construction, and completion while meeting agreed upon specifications and time limitations. Before beginning the final project, students must submit blueprints of their final project, which must receive approval from instructor.
COMP 2805 Special Projects I15 Hours
This course provides students a 15 hour opportunity to continue to develop their skills in Composite Materials. Coursework will consist of instructional activity and/or a significant professional project that is logically consistent with the content of the student’s program of study or a special project guided and evaluated by a member of the Composite Materials Technology faculty.
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