Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Recycling Composites

 Title Abbreviation:   RECYCLING COMPOSITES

 Department:    CMPST

 Course #:    130

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Overview of methods, ideas and concepts for reclamation. Focuses on the recycling of composite material and highlights of waste stream reduction and recycling. Includes the challenges of composites recycling, methods of recycling composites and an opportunity to recycle composite parts or use recycled composite materials to build new composite parts.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the lifecycle of composite materials, the potential methods of waste stream reduction and recycling.
  2. Identify the challenges of recycling composite materials.
  3. Explain the methods of recycling composite materials.
  4. Present a survey of current research being done around the recycling of composite materials.
  5. Recycle composite parts or use recycled composite materials to build new composite parts.

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. Shredding and flaking thermoplastic materials.
  2. Grinding and chopping thermoset materials.
  3. Remolding thermoplastic materials.
  4. Using recycled thermoset materials as filler in new parts.
  5. Design and create parts from recycled/reused composites.
  6. Flexural testing.