Academic Catalogs

Composite and Fabrication Technology (CFT)

CFT A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Composites Fabrication  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This is an introduction to composites fabrication utilizing light timber and polymer membrane technology. The course includes mold making, hand layup, vacuum bagging, and some traditional joinery methods. Through fabrication and assembly, the student will get an overall understanding of how a composite structure is built. The intent of the class is for a student to manage their own project, and opportunities to participate in whole-class capstone projects.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CFT A100

    CFT A1204 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
    Composite Structures: Prototype Development, Assembly, Repair and Testing  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    This lecture/laboratory course introduces the student to more advanced manufacturing characterization methods unique to isotropic and anisotropic properties found in intermediate composite materials. Mapping of the performance characteristics unique to objects featuring wood, polymers, and high-performance fibers is used to optimize material selection in hybrid manufacturing. This course includes the practical application of intermediate processes and tooling unique to small to medium-sized fabrication organizations. It also reviews the concepts, principles, and methods employed for the destructive and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of composite structures and materials to comply with industry certification objectives.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CFT A120