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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Composites Specialization

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The field of engineering technology develops, processes, and tests the efficiency, production quality, and safety of nearly every product available on the market. In particular, composites technicians work with innovative, lightweight composite materials that are in demand by the aerospace and high-tech industries. These associate degree programs provide excellent job and career training for students who are mechanically inclined, good at math, or interested in how the products we use every day are designed and developed.

At Bellingham Technical College, the new Composites and Process Engineering associate degree programs teach top skills that are in-demand for such positions as assembler, fabricator, machine operator, production worker, or supervisor in leading American industries.

Program Outcomes

  • Create fully dimensioned orthographic and isometric CAD drawings that adhere to national standards (i.e. ANSI) and industry conventions.
  • Interpret rough sketches/drawings/actual parts and transform into 2D CAD drawings according to ANSI and industry standards for the purpose of manufacture, fabrication, and/or assembly.
  • Utilize parametric solid modeling software to generate 3D part models, 3D assembly models, and 2D detail/assembly drawings.
  • Apply statics principles to evaluate forces in structural elements that comprise trusses, machines, and frames.
  • Evaluate the stress, strain, and deflection levels of engineering components subjected to deformation, axial loads, and shear loads.
  • Utilize MS Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to generate engineering documents, reports, tables, charts, spread sheets, and presentations.

Program Entry Information

Program Start

Student may begin working toward this degree quarterly.

Testing Requirements:

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math and Sentence Skills are required. Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360.752.8345 or at admissions@btc.edu for assistance with academic planning.

  • Students are required to take the Reading, Sentence Skills and Arithmetic portions of the ACCUPLACER Placement Test prior to enrolling for classes.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Engineering Technology: Composites Specialization AAS-T Degree, AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses.


    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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