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Certificate of Proficiency in Composites


From aerospace to infrastructure, prosthetics to sporting equipment, advanced composites are all around us. Due to the durable and lightweight nature of advanced composites, the demand for them continues to grow. By earning your Composite Technician certification at Snow College, you’ll be ready for an exciting career with endless possibility for growth.

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Skills Taught

  • Composites uses, applications, and safety
  • Curing and cross-linking polymer resin systems
  • Design considerations in laminates and core parts
  • Layup techniques4
  • Handling of composites materials
  • Composites molding processes
  • Core material properties
  • Precision measurement tools
  • Material handling and shop safety

Career Options for Graduates

  • Aerospace Composites Manufacturing
  • General Composites Manufacturing
  • Composite Fabrication and Repair
One Semester

One Semester (18 credits)

Certificate of Proficiency



$1850, $85/credit

Student Fees


* Tuition and fees are subject to change.



$20 (approximate)



$200 (approximate)

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Summer Semester


Students may start this program at the beginning of fall, spring and summer semesters. (August, May and June)

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Richfield Campus

Richfield Campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Composites

Course # Title Credit Hours
CMP 1020 Safety, Metrology, and Rigging 3
CMP 1000 Basic Composites 3
MANF 1075 Interpreting Engineering Drawings 2
CMP 1100 Mold Preparation and Tooling 2
CMP 1200 Materials, Cutting, Curing and Filament Winding 3
CMP 1300 Vacuum Bagging and Bonding Processes 2
MANF 1550 Quality Assurance 3
  Total Credits 18
This certificate feeds into the  AAS in Industrial Technology.

This program follows a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. CBE measures your mastery of the subject material (rather than how many hours you spent in class) to determine if you earn credit. CBE is about what you know and can do, not how many hours you spent learning it.

CBE courses contain the same assignments, instruction videos, quizzes, etc., as the regular online version of the class. The main difference is that in a CBE class, most of those lessons and activities are optional (and not graded). You will complete as many (or few) as you need to learn the material. When you feel you’re ready, you can take the assessment. If you pass with an 80% or above, you may move on to the next section. If you score below 80%, you will need to review the material before retaking the assessment. Students are expected to keep up on work, attend labs and externships. Falling behind may result in failure of courses and an inability to complete the program. For more detailed information about Competency Based Education (CBE), please visit:

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