Does working with special materials interest you? Are you looking for a lucrative and stable career? Consider becoming a composite technician. This online Composites Technician course can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your career as a composites technician quickly.
This course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for composites processing, including math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, machining, and joining necessary to work as a composite technician.
George Mason University
Details + Objectives
Course code: GES776
What you will learn
- Production Floor Safety
- Composite Materials and Processing
- Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, and TPM
- Benchwork Operations
- Inspection Methods
- Adhesive Application and Bonding
How you will benefit
- Prepare for a career as a composites technician, certified composites technician (CCT), fabricator, operator technician, production associate, team assembler, or assembly operator
- Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
- Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 100 course hours
- Math Fundamentals 101
- Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
- Units of Measurement 112
- Basics of Tolerance 121
- Blueprint Reading 131
- Algebra Fundamentals 141
- Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
- Geometry: Triangles 161
- Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
- Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
- Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
- Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
- Statistics 231
- Basic Measurement 101
- Calibration Fundamentals 111
- Hole Standards and Inspection 141
- Thread Standards and Inspection 151
- Surface Texture and Inspection 201
- Material Tests for Welding 201
- Introduction to GD&T 301
- Inspecting with CMMs 361
- In-Line Inspection Applications 381
- Intro to OSHA 101
- Personal Protective Equipment 111
- Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
- Respiratory Safety 131
- Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
- SDS and Hazard Communication 151
- Bloodborne Pathogens 161
- Walking and Working Surfaces 171
- Fire Safety and Prevention 181
- Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
- Ergonomics 102
- Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
- Safety for Lifting Devices 211
- Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
- Confined Spaces 231
- Environmental Safety Hazards 241
- Machine Guarding 140
- Introduction to Physical Properties 101
- Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
- Introduction to Metals 121
- Hardness Testing 221
- Ferrous Metals 231
- Nonferrous Metals 241
- Exotic Alloys 301
- Safety for Metal Cutting 101
- Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
- Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
- Machining Titanium Alloys 325
- Quality and Manufacturing Management
- Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
- Essentials of Leadership 110
- Essentials of Communication 120
- ISO 9001:2015 Review 122
- Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
- Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
- Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
- Approaches to Maintenance 131
- Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
- Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
- Total Productive Maintenance 141
- Conflict Resolution Principles 150
- 5S Overview 151
- Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
- Team Leadership 160
- Intro to Six Sigma 171
- Troubleshooting 181
- Personal Effectiveness 190
- Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
- SPC Overview 211
- Harassment and Discrimination 215
- Performance Management and the Law 230
- Metrics for Lean 231
- Process Flow Charting 241
- Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
- Interpreting Blueprints 230
- Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
- Intro to Adhesive Bonding 110
- Basics of the Bonding Process 120
- Intro to Adhesive Properties 130
- Types of Adhesives 140
- Surface Preparation 210
- Steps for Adhesive Application 220
- Intro to Composites 110
- Safety for Composite Processing 115
- Overview of Composite Processes 120
- Traditional Composites 125
- Advanced Thermoset Resins for Composites 130
- Advanced Materials for Composites 135
- Intro to Lay-up and Spray-up Molding 140
- Intro to Compression Molding 170
- Surface Finishing Composites 190
- Vacuum Bagging Technique: Single-sided Bagging 230
- Composite Inspection and Defect Prevention 240
- Repair Methods for Composites 250
Instructors & Support
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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