Great Bay Community College Bonding and Finishing Operator (ACM 253)

This hands-on course prepares students for jobs where they will operate equipment within the finishing processes for composites manufacturing. Students will learn to perform operations of bonding and vacuum bagging in a clean room environment, to run an autoclave and record parameters, and to perform preventive maintenance on equipment. Students will be responsible for maintaining work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition. Tools include measurement tools such as micrometers and calipers. Focus will be on safety, attention to detail, and ability to follow operating procedures. Inspection of parts and quality assurance will be included. Participant must be able to be fit tested and perform with a respirator, and be capable of working with epoxy and adhesive materials.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
composites manufacturing, AMPed NH, bonding and vacuum bagging, Community College System of New Hampshire, CCSNH, Great Bay Community College, TAACCCT, advanced manufacturing, Community College

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing -- Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (3364)
Production Occupations -- Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (51-2091)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 Weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Hezel Associates provided the 3rd party curriculum review for the AMPed NH TAACCCT grant project. Courses were reviewed for quality by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) by assessing the (1) clarity and appropriateness of learning objectives, (2) alignment of learning objectives to course activities and materials, (3) logical sequencing of course content, (4) availability of active learning opportunities, (5) use of formative feedback for students, and (6) presence of summative assessment and its alignment with course objectives. SMEs were selected based on credentials and experience in instructional and curricular design and evaluation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
Great Bay Community College
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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