The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare students for a variety of manufacturing jobs including composites technician, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) operator and programmer, and carbon fiber recycling technician. Core curriculum includes nondestructive testing, metrology, computer aided design, CNC, composites recycling, machining and welding. Students are prepared for these fields by learning the physical properties of advanced materials and becoming proficient in composite processing skills that include vacuum bagging, resin infusion, composite oven curing, material use data entry, material resource procurement, CNC programming/operating, and clean room techniques.
PC at Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC)
The new Composites Recycling Technology Center houses both Peninsula College’s Advanced Manufacturing – Composites Technology program and the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC). The co-location allows students the opportunity to participate in a real-world manufacturing environment ranging from research and design to production and product testing. This partnership also aligns with our new Composite Materials Recycling Certification, which emphasizes current technologies used in the repurposing of composites waste materials, composites lifecycle analysis, and remanufacturing techniques. This new endeavor will bring jobs and economic development to the region by transforming uncured carbon fiber composite scraps previously bound for landfills into new products. For more information, click here.
- Operate tools and equipment safely
- Handle, store, and use advanced composite materials safely
- Describe physical properties of various composite materials and metals
- Use 2D and 3D drawings/models to build/modify parts and assemblies
- Produce composite structures in both production and prototype environments
- Demonstrate ability to critically assess damage and successfully repair composite structures
- Machine composites, cores, metals, and advanced materials using CNC technology
- Non-destructively test composite and metal parts
- Accurately measure and document parts and assemblies using 3D modeling and CMM
- Produce 3D part models, analyze them, generate tool paths, and cut them on CNC machines
Gainful Employment (GE) is a federal reporting and disclosure requirement for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This information is provided in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Programs Disclosure regulations. Information will be regularly updated as new data becomes available.