Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Composites Construction and Repair

 Title Abbreviation:   COMPOSITES CONST/REPAIR

 Department:    CMPST

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Introduction to fiberglass reinforced plastics with emphasis on chemical safety applicable to poly and vinyl ester resins, solvents, and epoxies. Hands-on training in use of molds, gel coats, release agents, resins, cosmetic color matching and reinforcing materials in hand layup and structural repair.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the safety hazards and workplace precautions that need to be taken when working with hazardous chemicals such as resins, catalysts, epoxies, solvents, and fillers; safely select proper materials and molds to make parts or patches for repair.
  2. Properly prepare molds for use.
  3. Spray jell coat materials.
    • Cosmetic color matches on non-structural and structural repairs.
  4. Perform hand layup using mats, rovings, and reinforced materials.
    • Make structural and cosmetic repair using fillers, gelcoats and resins.
  5. Use fillers, sealers, and epoxies to make repairs.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.3 Understand the consequences of choices as they relate to local/global community and environmental issues.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

Course Contents

  1. Safety hazards and workplace precautions regarding hazardous chemicals such as resins, catalysts, epoxies, solvents, and fillers.
  2. Selection and preparation of molds using parting agents.
  3. Spray gun in application of PVA jell coats and resins.
  4. Methods of reinforcing using glass mat, woven roving, carbon fiber, mylar, and others as may be needed for strength.
  5. Grinding and shaping materials to fit.
  6. Splicing of new materials to old and bonding to wood or metal.
  7. Cosmetic repairs.
  8. Structural repairs.
    • Simple laminates.
    • Cored Laminates.