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Composites Technology | Accredited 6 month program | Enrolls March & September
Composites Technology is an immersive, nationally accredited training program that prepares students for hands-on careers in exciting industries from maritime to aerospace to sporting goods to wind energy and beyond. The demand for lighter, stronger, faster products, and the people who know how to build them using advanced composites, has never been greater.
Recent IYRS Composites Technology graduates now have successful careers building everything from custom power yachts to wind turbines, America's Cup foiling sailboats to surfboards.
You’ll learn to build with some of the lightest, strongest materials on earth, including carbon fiber and fiberglass, from our expert faculty who have decades of combined composites industry experience and a passion for teaching. More than just building, you’ll learn fundamental product design concepts and explore creating CAD drawings using RHINO. Throughout the program, you’ll experience the excitement of executing increasingly sophisticated hands-on projects using composite materials and processes, culminating in your own capstone project.
Students will prepare for and take the Certified Composites Technician (CCT) exams as part of their curriculum, including individual certifications in Open Molding and Vacuum Infusion Processing. CCT is considered the highest level composites certification available in the United States.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
Most of our students have limited or no previous experience working with composites. What they do have is a desire to begin a career in some of the world’s most exciting industries. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know – that’s what the Composites Technology program is built for. Our faculty are experts in the field and in the classroom, ready to take you from composites beginner to Certified Composites Technician (CCT).
Where are composites used?
Composites are used to construct many of the most technologically advanced products in the world. These include SpaceX rockets, mega yachts, sporting equipment, wind energy components, and architectural products for bridges, buildings, homes, and more.
Composites make America’s Cup boats fly, racecars go fast, fighter jets go faster, and sporting equipment more fun. If an object needs to be lightweight, strong and endure, composites are the first choice in materials.
The composites industry is an economic force that fuels the American economy. Annually, this industry contributes $22.2 billion to the US economy. By 2022, the end-product market for composites is expected to reach $113.2 billion.
- American Composites Manufacturers Association