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CertTEC® Basic Composites
Proficiency examination; varies.
December 2014 - Present.
Upon successful passing of this examination, students are able to: utilize a fundamental understanding of structural reinforcement material properties and behavior, fabric weave styles, matrix systems, tooling design and curing techniques to achieve desired properties in fabricating composite structures. The technician also applies proper testing techniques to detect damages and perform simple repairs to maintain or restore structural integrity in carbon (graphite), fiberglass, and Kevlar solid and sandwich laminates while adhering to appropriate health and environmental safety controls.
In order to prepare for this examination, students will study the following topics: Composite Technology; Matrix Technology; Fiber Reinforcements; Molding Methods and Practices; Inspection and Test Methods; Adhesive Bonding and Fastening; Repair of Composite Structures; Health and Safety.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 semester hours of lecture, 1 semester hour in laboratory) in Composites or Fundamentals of Composites Technology (10/16) (5/23 revalidation).