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Friday, November 2, 2012

Have you ever wanted to build airplanes? Now is your chance!

The Aerospace Composite Technician Program is recruiting for their Winter 2013 class. This program prepares technicians with the entry level skills needed to fabricate, assemble and repair composite materials on aircraft.   The Aerospace Industry has expressed an ongoing need for people with these skills.  The knowledge and skills gained through this training can also transfer into other industries, such as automotive, marine, and sporting goods.  You’ll learn mathematics and physics as they relate to aviation, perform complex weight and balance calculations on aircraft, learn about advanced materials and processes used in construction of today’s modern aircraft as well as repair of  all composites.  This two-quarter class is held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Course Content                                   Class Eligibility

Composite Fabrication                          18 years old or older
Composite Assembly and Repair          High School Diploma or GED
Basic Mathematics, Basic Physics        Priority Rules Apply:
Special Projects                                    TAA-Eligible (Trade Adjustment Assistance)
Weight and Balance                              Veterans (Proof of Status = DD214)
Materials and Processes
Non-metallic Structures

Skill Sets Gained
Implement appropriate techniques to inspect composite structures
Apply appropriate repair techniques to damaged areas
Select appropriate composite materials and processes
Operate tools and equipment safely
Perform precision processes such as drilling, measuring
Attach fasteners and fittings to composites
Read and correctly interpret aircraft blueprints


This project is supported by the Employment & Training Administration of the US Department of Labor and facilitated through a partnership between the National STEM Consortium and Clover Park Technical College

For enrollment information, contact Tom Curran at CPTC by calling (253) 589-6095. Or visit him in Bldg. 19, Suite 102.

Space is Limited to 20 per class

Next Start Date: Jan 2, 2013     End Date: June 19, 2013

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