Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Applied Composites

  • In-person course
  • Beginner level
  • 2.0 credits
  • Prerequisites:
    There are no academic requirements to meet before registering for any of these courses, but there will be considerable use of power tools and other shop related equipment, so a basic understanding will be helpful.

Course Overview

This is a beginner level course in composite manufacturing. Students will receive hands-on training and experience in the construction of a basic fiberglass assembly. Each student will have a chance to complete a project from start to finish, including cutting, shaping, building the composite layers, applying resin, and vacuum bagging the product.


  • Composite materials handling
  • CNC machining of base and core materials
  • Metal shaping
  • Interface preparation - cleaning and sanding
  • Core shaping
  • Core preparation
  • Composite hand layup
  • Mold and tooling preparation
  • Vacuum bagging
  • Composite cutting and drilling
  • Composite finishing - Grinding and polishing


  • We can only make boards between 145cm and 164cm
  • We can only make regular and reverse cambers (No hybrids)

Class Awareness

This is a hands-on course using power tools, hand tools, hazardous chemicals and materials. All safety concerns will be addressed in class, but students should be prepared for physical labor and dress accordingly. 

Class Dates and Times

If you don't see a time that works for your schedule, and you have at least three people, contact the instructor and we can schedule it.

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