* or WMATH 100.
** or MT 105, Safety, Tools, and Fastenings.
NOTE: This certificate provides skills and knowledge in plant safety, manufacturing processes, composite materials, gelcoat/controlled spraying/fluid handling applications, vacuum infusion process, part and tooling design techniques. Also learn chemical safety, design, modern vacuum infusion techniques, and construction of molds to construct a variety of parts. Work toward an industry recognized certification from the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).
NOTE: This micro certificate provides students with an overview of composites and their application across a spectrum of industries. Instruction covers materials commonly used in composite manufacturing processes such as hand lay-up, filament winding, compression molding, resin-transfer molding, and pultrusion. Introduction to fiberglass reinforced plastics with emphasis on chemical safety applicable to poly and vinyl-ester resins, solvents, and epoxies. Students will receive hands-on training in use of molds, gel coats, release agents, resins, cosmetic color matching, and reinforcing materials in hand layup and structural repair. Industry-appropriate shop safety standards and correct use of Personal Protection Equipment is also covered. Students must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA in all required courses.