Great Bay Community College Composites Repair Technician (ACM 256)

This course provides students with the comprehensive theoretical and hands-on skills to detect, analyze, and repair damage of composites structures. Students will be introduced to different typical failures of composites. Failures modes will be explored. NDT methods such as tap testing and light refraction will be used to detect damage and other NDT/NDI methods and equipment will be reviewed. Methodical deconstruction of laminates, core materials and substructures and the reconstruction of same will be taught. Selection of the right tools, abrasives, dust extraction and work area protection will be practiced. Reading and interpreting laminate plies, fiber orientations, core materials, will be reviewed. Students will design and execute repair plans for different types of damage and bonding failures. The use of standard repair manuals, as well as structured reporting and documenting of repairs in accordance with ISO and other standards will be emphasized. Adherence to inspection and classification society rules will be covered. Finishing of repaired structures will be taught.
Primary Material Type:
Community College System of New Hampshire
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
composites manufacturing, NDT, NDI, TAACCCT, AMPed NH, Great Bay Community College, Community College System of New Hampshire, CCSNH, Community College

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Department of Labor
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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