Manufacturing Composites Technology at Sheridan College

The Manufacturing Composites Technology Program offers students a chance to work with the fabrication, assembly, and repair of mixed and composite materials used in industries like aerospace, sporting goods, ground transportation, construction, medical devices, and more.

This unique and acclaimed program introduces students to basic composite materials, as well as the development and production of these products. Students will learn and demonstrate industry standards concerning safety, terminology, as well as composite inspection and repair. In addition, students will be able to apply hands-on classroom exercise to learn basic hand skills and layup procedures, design molds and forms, and create projects with different materials.

Note: Students will be required to complete 31 credit hours to earn this Certificate of Completion.

Why Sheridan College?

Sheridan College offers state-of-the-art Technical Education Centers. Learn through hands-on experiences and small class sizes from highly respected faculty.

The Manufacturing Composites Technology Certificate is an accelerated, affordable program, allowing you to work with qualified industry professionals while gaining relevant experience that you can take with you long after you finish your classes. Many students earn degrees in Industrial Technology and related programs like Machine Tool Technology, and Diesel Technology at the same time.

Industry Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the employment of manufacturing technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030.

World-Class Facilities

Sheridan College’s outstanding, award-winning faculty members are dedicated to your success in our Career and Technical Education programs. Faculty members will make sure you have the knowledge to enter the workforce and the skills to succeed.

Sheridan College has a longstanding commitment to excellence in technical education. We have had faculty members earn National Technical Teacher of the Year and students win the National Outstanding Technical Student of the Year from the American Technical Education Association.

Our expert faculty members will guide you through hands-on courses and help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Program Outcomes

The knowledge and skills gained through this program are necessary for entry-level positions as composite technicians. Some of the careers where composite technical skills can be applied include repair technician, fabricator, and parts designer. Potential employment sectors include aerospace, marine, ground transportation, construction, energy, sporting equipment, power generation, and medical devices.

  • Understand and solve technical programs (such as fiber resin ratio)
  • Describe the four categories of composites and common materials used in industry.
  • Learn basic hand skills for the layup of composite materials using fiberglass, carbon fiber, epoxy and polyester resin
  • Design molds and forms for the layup of fiberglass and carbon fiber materials
  • Build and vacuum bag composite materials for room temperature cure and oven cure materials
  • Create projects in composite materials showing how surface energy is increased and decreased
  • Design for producing and manufacturing ease