Introduction to Surface Prep and Composites

Hours & Location

140 hours

Monday – Friday 6 – 10 PM
Every other Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM

Next class starts 1/17/23 – 3/7/23

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Cost

Tuition is approximately $1,400.00 plus books and fees

Composites Program Costs 2022-23

Aircraft Fabrication and Composites Combo Program Costs 2022-23

Coming soon!

Testing Requirements

Wonderlic
Verbal: 10
Quantitative: 10
or
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241
or
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores are valid for up to two years

High School Diploma, GED or Higher Degree required

Test Center

Application & Links

Introduction to Aircraft Fabrication
and Introduction to Surface Prep and Composites Hand Layup

Staff and Department Directory

Create My FCTC Account

OVERVIEW

Intro to Surface Prep:

  • Fairing techniques
  • Metal surface preparation
  • Methods of repair using fillers
  • Auto body paint preparation
  • Water based automotive painting techniques

Composites Hand Lay-up:

  • Fiberglass/Resin/Gelcoat content
  • Hand lay-up and vacuum bag methods
  • Fillers, tabbing, and laminate schedules
  • Types of cores and composite repair
  • Osmotic blister and air void repairs

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$ /year

Industry Employers of Graduates:

This is a new program preparing graduates with skills for the aerospace, auto-collision and marine industries.

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

General curriculum overview:

  • Safety procedures
  • Working with chemicals
  • Industry tools and equipment
  • Types of coated abrasive paper and material
  • Assessing damage to surfaces and structures
Aircraft Fabrication

Industry Certifications

OSHA 10

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Resources

Coming soon!

Downloads

n/a

Instructor / Contact

Name: Charles Harper
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3440

Name: Karen Mathis
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3376

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