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Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technician
Award type: Certificate
Skagit Valley College

Program Details
Program Overview for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technician
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Skagit Valley College
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Program contact
Bruce Poole
(360) 416-6549
Program description
Marine, aerospace, transportation, construction, energy, and sports equipment represent some of the industries where composites are used. The growing demand for stronger, lighter and more efficient building materials is driving the demand for skilled composite technicians who can work with these new materials and processes. The composites program at Skagit Valley College is designed to provide a comprehensive education for the next generation of composite technicians. This certificate program provides students with skills and knowledge in plant safety, manufacture and repair processes, composite materials, gel coat/controlled spraying/fluid handling applications, vacuum infusion process, light resin transfer molding (RTM), part and tooling design techniques and composites strength of materials. Students learn chemical safety, design, modern closed mold techniques, and construction of molds to construct a variety of parts. Students work toward taking American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) certification exams the standard for composites credentialing.
Financial Information
Approximately $1,700 per quarter
Tuition per credit
$113.04 (WA Resident)
Students pay a Student Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit ($40 maximum), a Student Self-Assessed Fee of $1.50 per credit ($15 maximum), a General Fee of $4.50 ($67.50 maximum) and a Technology Fee of $12.00 per credit.
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Program Information
Length of training
9 Months
Award type
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Locations offered
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Public transportation service: Skagit Transit

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Offered evenings/weekends
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Entrance requirements
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided