Aviation Manufacturing Quick Careers Program (AMQCP): Composite Technology Level 1

The Composite Technology Level 1 program is a 4-week course that instructs the layman and skilled professionals about the fundamentals of advanced composite fabrication, repairs, and processes at a very low training cost. Advanced composites are used in many applications and continues to be a primary consideration when replacing other structural components for the reason of its great strength-to weight advantages.  

The field of composites continues to grow rapidly and a skillset currently in great demand with graduates of the program readily prepared for entry-level challenges in the composite manufacturing world. The course introduces the many fundamentals of advanced composites, and upon completion of the course, the successful graduate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of advanced composite structure fabrication, repair methods, materials, and application techniques.

  • Learn about the reinforcement materials and resins used for producing wet layups, prep laminates, and sandwich panel layups.
  • Familiarization of common equipment such as the single/dual hot bonders, oven, autoclave, vacuum tables, and moisture tester.
  • Use the various heat sources available with advanced composites from heat blankets, infrared lamps, to hot air machines.
  • Perform some of the common processes used with advanced composites.
  • Produce standard vacuumed layups for laminate and core fabrications.
  • Accomplish repairs on laminate and sandwich core assemblies.
  • Perform simple non-destructive techniques.

 This course has been endorsed as a prerequisite training program for the CCT-Advanced Composite (Certified Composites Technician) for the skilled composite repair professionals seeking a national credential with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

http://www.acmaeducationhub.org/products/1099/cct-advanced-composites 

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Current Course Offerings

Cost
Course Description Cost
Composite Technology Level 1
$188.00
The Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair Second Edition (ISBN : 978-1-61954-762-9)
$64.85

 

Available Courses
Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
MEC-3187-B06 Composite Technology Level I 11/16/2020 - 12/17/2020 M-F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Aviation II Bldg 204 Register Now
MEC-3187-B01 Composite Technology Level 1 2/15/2021 - 3/15/2021 M-F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Aviation II Bldg 204 Register Now
MEC-3187-B02 Composite Technology Level 1 3/29/2021 - 4/27/2021 M-F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Aviation II Bldg 204 Register Now

 

Program Gallery

  • Removal of sharp edges from a laminate assembly

    Removal of sharp edges from a laminate assembly

  • Scarfing project using downdraft tables

    Scarfing project using downdraft tables

  • Setting up the vacuum port

    Setting up the vacuum port

  • Preparing unidirectional carbon laminate

    Preparing unidirectional carbon laminate

  • Preparing layup materials

    Preparing layup materials

  • Securing solid release film

    Securing solid release film

  • Producing composite layups

    Producing composite layups

  • Preparing layup materials

    Preparing layup materials

  • Removing peel ply

    Removing peel ply

  • Securing heat blanket on sealant tape

    Securing heat blanket on sealant tape

  • Checking dual bonder

    Checking dual bonder

  • Class final day group photo

    Class final day group photo

Student Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

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Although the course is not a guarantee of employment, composite technicians with skills in composites manufacturing and repair, you can find employment in various industries including Aerospace, Auto Racing, Power Generation, and general manufacturing. These industries use composite materials to make their products lightweight and durable. The Boeing 787 airframe is comprised of 50% composites materials. A local Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is expanding and has recently built additional hangar space to accommodate the Boeing 787. The demand continues to grow for the need of expertise in the composite field.

$15 - $23 per hour plus benefits for entry level employees.

Local business and industry partners to include Honda Aircraft Co., HAECO, Cabin Solutions, and externally Boeing

The textbook, Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair, is purchased at the time of registration.  We supply all the tools necessary, and students are not permitted to use any personal tools in class. 

The total cost of the course is $188.00 plus textbook.

Our address is 819 Radar Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.  We are located at the Greensboro Airport across from Honda Aircraft Co. and HAECO.

The traditional face-to-face class is from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The online work requires set goals to be completed at set intervals and permitted to be conducted at any location.

Class is from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The majority of work is conducted in the lab, supported, and reinforced with classroom presentations.

Credits awarded from completion of the AMQCP Composite Program may be transferred to the Aerostructure Manufacturing and Repair Technology program. Shifts at most companies around the airport complement GTCC’s Aviation Programs. Several companies offer tuition reimbursement as a benefit in support of further education. 

A partnership in liaison with the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) will permit you to enhance your professional qualifications.