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Composite Technology


Composite technology programs prepare people to manufacture, install, and repair composite materials.

Composites are products that are made from two or more different materials. When these are combined they are stronger than the original materials. For example, carbon fibers and plastic resin can be combined and molded to make airplane fuselages or boat hulls.

Composite Technology programs include topics such as:


Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in composite technology. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.


In composite technology programs students may be able to specialize in:

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

In an associate or certificate program you may study:

Things to Know

Some programs, especially certificate programs, will not transfer to a four-year engineering or technology program. Check with the school for transfer options.

Certification as a Composite Technician is available through the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).


King-Snohomish Area

Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College (Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center)

Everett Community College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Statewide and Distance Learning

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Tacoma Area

Clover Park Technical College (South Hill Campus)

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Peninsula College

Skagit Valley College