Material Science: Composites Degree

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The Material Science – Composites program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers in composites manufacturing. In this program, students learn to fabricate, assemble, repair, test, and troubleshoot composite materials.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type:AAT and AAS-T

Approx. # of Quarters: 8

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82, and successful completion of MAT 82 by the end of the first quarter of the program or Instructor approval.

This degree is offered at the South Hill campus in Puyallup. In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits):

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV, General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV, or SOC& 101DIV,)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length: This program is approximately eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 082, and successful completion of MAT 082 by the end of the first quarter of the program or Instructor approval.

Program Requirements

 Course # Title Credits
ACM 120 Composite Fabrication 4
ACM 125 Composite Assembly 4
ACM 130 Composite Repair 4
ACM 145 Special Projects 3
MS 123 Fundamentals of Welding for the Non-Welding Major 5
MS 131 Blueprint Reading Fundamentals 3
MS 145 Fundamentals of Composites 4
NDT 108 Introduction to NDT 5
NDT 113 Material and Processes for NDT I 5
NDT 120 Visual and Optical Testing 5
NDT 121 Material and Processes for NDT II 5
NDT 135 NDI for Composite Structures 3
NDT 140 Eddy Current Testing I 5
NDT 150 Ultrasonic Testing I 5
NDT 170 Eddy Current Testing II 5
NDT 180 Ultrasonic Testing II 5
NDT 210 Eddy Current Testing III 5
NDT 220 Ultrasonic Testing III 5
NDT 240CAP Capstone Project 3
Electives See listing below 10
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MAT 110 OR MATH& 141 Math for Non-Science Majors OR Precalculus I, College Algebra 5
PHYS 115 Physics for the NDT Professional or Other Physics 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science course) 5
CAS115CL Intro to Computing* OR CAS 130CL Excel if advanced 3
  Total Credits for Completion 116

Electives (Must choose a minimum of 10 credits)

 Course # Title Credits
MCH 101 Orientation/Safety 2
MS 113 QA/Quality for Manufacturing 4
MS 118 QA/Measuring Instruments 4
MS 122 Mathematical Applications for QA 5
NDT 250 NDI Internship 1-11
NDT 255 NDI Special Projects 1-3

Or other related courses approved by faculty