Course Detail: WTCO100 - Introduction to Advanced Composites

Introduction to advanced composites gives students a broad introduction to the world of advanced composites, with a focus on carbon fiber reinforced epoxy systems. This course is offered in a lecture/lab setting with a 30/70 split, respectively. As a result of this training, students will be able to topics such as basic measuring, layup notation, science, and math skills required to be a composite technician. In the lab, students will perform nine hands-on lab projects covering the fabrication skills and techniques (including leak free vacuum bags!) needed to perform basic pre-impregnated layup, wet layup, resin infusion, filament winding, and roll wrapping processes. Chemical and lab safety as well as foreign object debris (FOD) awareness is always practiced. These skills are essential to manufacturing composite parts in the aerospace, sporting goods, and automotive fields. Successful completion of this single course program meets the requirements to earn the Introduction to Advanced Composites Certificate. 

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