Composites Technology Training

Utah – a pioneer in the growth of one of the highest concentrations of advanced manufacturing materials companies in the nation, employing more than 10,000 workers. Major employers in Utah hiring technicians include industries such as aerospace, wind energy, outdoor products, medical prosthetics and automotive applications.  And the list is growing!  Salt Lake Community College has prepared Composite Technicians for this fast growing field since 2010.  The following courses will give you the skills you need to join the movement.

Industry Career Choices:

  • Advanced composites parts and assembly 
  • Assistant composite engineering technician 
  • Automotive parts development 
  • Bridge and building renovation projects 
  • Composite sales and manufacturing 
  • Quality control and inspection 
  • Research and development assignments 
  • Sporting goods, skiing and bicycle component fabrication
  • Medical equipment and prosthetics

Utah has one of the highest concentrations of advanced composites companies in the world and the composites industry continues to grow. To find out more about participating in SLCC’s Composites Program, or to set up custom training for your composites company, contact

Alan Done

(P) 801-957-5800

(E) alan.done@slcc.edu

Classes are held at Salt Lake Community College’s Meadowbrook Campus, Building A-124, 250 West 3900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107.

Course Descriptions

Adv. Composites Technician Training (120 hrs, 12 ceus)

WT0100 ................... $1200  

This course provides the student with basic skills, knowledge and abilities in advanced composites production, including an understanding of the components and structures used in aerospace, medical prosthetics, boating, automotive, building trades, wind turbines and recreational vehicles. Students will learn how composite materials are designed, processed and manufactured. The course teaches skills in processing and handling of pre-preg materials, mold building, vacuum bagging, part repair and core materials.  80% of this course consists of assigned projects where students will build composite parts in a hands-on lab.

(Tuition assistance may be available) 

Special topics in adv. composites

The following courses are being developed to provide the continuing student with hands-on knowledge, skills and abilities in the following skill-sets. 

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of WT0100 - Adv Composites Technician Training or equivalent industry experience.

Tubular & Wound Structures (60 hrs) (6 CEUs)
WTC0 0200    $600
Filament Winding, Tape rolling, Braiding

Tooling Design & Fabrication (60 hrs) (6 CEUs)
WTCO 0300   $600
3D CAD Design & Printing, CNC Routing and Mold making

Advanced Layup (60 hrs) (6 CEUs)
WTCO 0400   $600
Laser-assisted layup, Resin Transfer Molding and Vacuum Infusion

Advanced Cure Programming (60 hrs) (6 CEUs)
WTCO 0500   $600
Autoclave, Out-of-autoclave infusion and Electron-beam curing

Damage Detection and Repair (60 hrs) (6 CEUs)
WTCO 0600   $600
Advanced Composite skills required for FAA course in Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics certification under FAA - AC 65-33A

(Tuition assistance may be available) 

80 hours. 4 weeks (M-Th)