NSC Composites Technology Program Guide

Welcome to the 30-credit Composites Technology Certificate program developed by the National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium (NSC). The NSC is a collaborative of ten colleges in nine states funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop new workforce training programs in five technical pathways: Composites Technology, Cyber Technology, Electric Vehicle Technology, Environmental Technology, and Mechatronics Technology. This file contains all of the materials created for the NSC Composites Technology Program Guide (program overview, information about the industry, the curriculum, program infrastructure, the role of the business community, student success strategies, and related documents). To review and download course materials, including teaching toolkits, syllabi, lesson plans, and miscellaneous instructional materials, look for the twelve courses with the name beginning Course: NSC Composites Technology Certificate Program in the National STEM Consortium Learning Resources Collection in SkillsCommons. The full NSC Composites Technology program, including interactive online modules, also is available on the Open Learning Initiative website, www.oli.cmu.edu (see link below).
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Anne Arundel Community College
micrometer, vernier, calipers, trigonmetry, geometry, machinist rule, gauges, machining, tolerances, accuracy, bonded assembly, vacuum bagging, molds, tools, infusion, laminate, prepreg, curing, matrix, resin, fluid dynamics, work, force, power, aerodynamics, gas laws

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Boeing contributed curriculum. NW COE of Marine Manufacturing and Technology co-sponsored two industry DACUMs.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (336)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
NSC Composites Technology Certificate Program

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.