Aerospace Technology/Non-Destructive Testing
This is a theory and skill-based course in basic welding (gas and arc), plasma arc, brazing, soldering, and cutting processes used in maintenance and manufacturing. Other theory topics include forge, submerged arc, electroslag, stud arc, resistance, ultrasonic, electron beam, and laser beam welding. Students use welding symbols, joint designs, and weld positions to prepare specimens. The course also covers terminology, standards for welding acceptable and unacceptable welds, safety, and qualification tests.
This course describes processes, methods, and skills required to produce acceptable welds with gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and plasma arc welding (PAW) equipment for aerospace hardware; the standard of acceptability is AWS D17.1:2001 (or latest revision). Topics include equipment, tooling, shielding gases, arc characteristics, welding techniques, non-consumable electrodes, filler metals, base materials, and related safety. Instruction covers manual, semi-automatic, and automatic welding procedures.
This mechanics of electrical/electronics assembly course covers materials and wire configurations, tools for wire preparation and assembly, wire stripping, connection requirements, terminal assembly, solder connections, crimp connections, solder splices, shield terminations, tying and lacing, hardware installation, inspection, testing, safety, and industry specifications/standards. Worker proficiency certification in IPC/WHMA-A-620, “Requirements for Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies,” is covered but certification testing is not a requirement to receive credit for the class.
This course is a study of mechanical assembly processes applied in aerospace and related manufacturing industries. Topics include orbital tube welding (setup, programming, and tube preparation, drilling techniques, torquing techniques, fastener installation, related attachments, and safety.)
This course is an overview of the basics of metals joining using processes other than electric arc. Topics include safety; brazing; soldering; diffusion bonding; and welding processes such as resistance, laser, electron beam, ultrasonic, friction, inertia, explosion, upset, thermite, and forge.
This course details the requirements for welder/welding operator certification in the aerospace industry. Training includes gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and plasma arc welding (PAW) processes and equipment and related safety. Emphasis is on materials in Groups I, II, III, and IV as defined in AWS D17.1:2001.
This course covers the use and installation techniques of instruments such as thermocouples, temperature sensors, and strain gages on different types of aircraft and structures. Topics include bonding materials, soldering techniques, electrical testing of temperature sensors and strain gages, mixing and applying adhesives for pressure, the effects of corrosion and weather, fuel tank sealing, adhesive selection, and safety.
ARS 176 or 178
This is a course in composite materials manufacturing. Topics include design and manufacturing techniques such as wet layups, prepregs, vacuum bagging, and filament winding. The course also covers the history of composite manufacturing, types of materials used in composite component fabrication, drilling and repair techniques, and related safety.
This is a course in composite materials manufacturing. Topics include manufacturing and repair techniques such as core layups, molds, and repairs. The course also covers hot bonders, oven cures, and autoclave operations and their related uses.
This course is a study of component surface preparation for various coating and painting applications. The content includes color development, paint booth operation (electrical and air system), wet and dry coating thickness measurement, manual and automated coating techniques, and general and hazardous material handling safety.
This course is a study in integrating Aerospace technologies/ processes using mechanical, electrical, specialized coatings, composites, and instrumentation for aerospace assemblies. The content includes how to integrate technologies together into an aerospace assembly. The course also covers equipment used in these processes.
ARS 278 or Permission of instructor
This course is a study in special coatings for aerospace structures. Topics include mixing, applying, and curing of coating materials, environmental effects on coating materials, and general and hazardous material handling safety. The course also covers equipment used in these processes.
ARS 176 or 178