Composites Manufacturing & Repair Technician

Program Description

The Composites Manufacturing & Repair Technician Career Program prepares you for an entry-level position as a composites fabricator.

The use of composite materials in manufacturing is expanding quickly. Composites are now used in automotive, aerospace, medical devices,

and sports equipment. The benefits of light weight and strength make the applications of composite materials endless.

Composite manufacturing & repair technicians manufacture products by laying up layers of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and other composite fabrics.

Composite manufacturing requires attention to detail and good manual dexterity.

Career Program Summary

Number of Skills Courses 113
Time to complete 2.0 months*
*Completing three modules per day

Certification Opportunity

Students who complete this program have the opportunity of earning a nationally-recognized certification. Certification exams are delivered through our testing partner SpaceTEC®.

SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center that promotes and educates candidates for technical employment. Its certification programs offer performance-based examinations that result in industry-driven nationally recognized credentials that reflect the competencies employers demand.

180 Skills / SpaceTEC Certifications are industry-recognized nationwide. These Certifications let employers know that you have attained the highest level of achievement in the subject matter.

The cost of the exams are included in the tuition for the Career Program.

Click the Body of Knowledge logo to view the full Certification Body of Knowledge.

Skills Competencies included in this Career Program

Income opportunity

According to the Manufacturing Institute (The Skills Gap in U.S.

Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond) over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled. The skills gap is

expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.

The composite manufacturing industry is forecasted to grow 6 percent per year through 2020. Employment of composites manufacturing and

repair technicians is projected to grow steadily with the industry though 2022.*

The median annual wage for composites manufacturing and repair technicians is $29,220 and $43,510.*

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2012.
O-net job code: 51-2091

Hiring Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Medical devices
  • Military