School of Composites Technology
Building with advanced materials.
- 6-month programs starting March 2014 and September 2014
- Work with next generation building materials, equipment, and techniques
- Apply your training in fields such as boatbuilding, aerospace, aviation, wind energy, and construction
- Training in: Vacuum Infusion Processing, Advanced Composites Molding, CAD/CAM Operations, Robotic CNC Plug Building, Composites Restoration Practices, Molding Processes and Methods, In-Mold Coating Techniques, CAD/CAM Equipment Operations
- Careers: CNC Operator, Composites Technician, Marine-Certified Composites Technician, CAD/CAM Operations, Carbon Fiber Fabrication/Repair, Boat Builder
This program is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The aerospace, wind energy, automotive, marine, and construction industries are just a few places where composites are used. This is because the demand for lighter, stronger building materials has never been greater. Nor is the demand for people who understand how to work with them.
The IYRS School of Composites Technology has four cornerstones: Composites Fundamentals, Composites Manufacturing Methods, Composites Tooling Development, and Composites Repair and Refinishing.
Students learn skills such as vacuum infusion processing, advanced molding, CAD/CAM operations, robotic CNC plug building, repair practices, and more.
During the 6-month program, students prepare to take several ACMA certification exams – the gold standard of composites credentials.
The 6-month School of Composites Technology at a glance:
- Course 1. Composites Fundamentals.
- Course 2. Composites Manufacturing.
- Course 3. Drawing and CAD/CAM.
- Course 4. Composites Tooling.
- Course 5. Class Project: Boat Construction.
If you are new to composites technology, read more about this dynamic field—including the top five reasons you should consider this profession, and a list of FAQs about composites, their use in industry today, and IYRS training.
The six-month program runs twice a year with the Fall session from September through February and the Spring session from March through August at the school’s satellite campus in Bristol, a Rhode Island coastal town with a high concentration of marine companies. Classes are held Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
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