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Program Description

The Aerospace Composites course focuses on processes used in the aerospace industry, represented by companies like Boeing, ATK, Zodiac Aerospace, and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Students will learn the advanced technology and processes used by the aerospace industry, including advanced carbon fiber part fabrication using state-of-the-art equipment, such as autoclave, automated pattern cutters, and filament winding. Students in the Aerospace Composites course will fabricate an aerospace part throughout the course that meets the structural and quality standards required in the aerospace industry.

This program focuses on training students to fill the growing market need for skilled technicians in the advancing composites industry. This program will include training in state-of-the-art composite basics, mold preparation, open molding processes, vacuum bag, and lamination technologies and processes. This program prepares students to work in industries such as aerospace, automotive, bridge and building, marine, sporting goods, and textile parts and assembly.

The aerospace industry has always had composites employer representation in the region, and its popularity and growth have grown substantially in recent years. The Aerospace Composites program was created to fill the growing needs of employers in Utah, and students in this course have the potential to work for some of the world’s most advanced aerospace composites manufacturers. Student training will focus on:

  • Manual Cutting & Kit Preparation
  • Automated Pattern Cutting
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Prevention
  • Structural & Non-structural Part Fabrication
  • Honeycomb & Alternative Sandwich Core Construction
  • Autoclave & Oven Curing
  • Automated Lay-up Processes
  • Trimming
  • Repair
  • Bonding, Bond Preparation, & Assembly, and
    Finish Preparation

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Outcomes:

  • MATC Composite Technology: Aerospace Program Certificate