This course will provide students with an awareness of safety issues related to engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and certification of composite materials associated with civil aircraft structures, in accordance with AC 20-107B (Composite Aircraft Structure). This course was developed in collaboration with Wichita State University, key industry experts, and the Federal Aviation Administration. After finishing a 1-week period of self-study of fundamental composites and successfully completing an examination, students study more advanced topics during an on-line, interactive learning experience via Blackboard. Teaching methodology includes online discussions facilitated by subject matter experts, relevant documentation, and audio/visual aids. Depending on prior knowledge and experience, students will spend up to ten hours per week reviewing materials, participating in online discussions, and testing their knowledge. The course will include a 2.5-day hands-on laboratory, which is optional but highly recommended.
Students will review summary reading material which encapsulates the basic knowledge of composite materials and structures technology during the first week of the online class, followed by an assessment to measure students understanding of prerequisite content. After completing the online assessment, students are given access to the CSET course.
October 28, 2013 – January, 2014 (online component- at least 6 hours per week)
November 19-21 (optional hands-on training, onsite component)
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2013
Onsite Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. November 19
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. November 20
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. November 21 (hands-on training concludes at 12:00 p.m.)
(optional facilities tour will be available following the 1200 p.m. conclusion upon request)
National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
4004 N Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67226
Parking: No parking permit is needed.
The cost to participants is $2,500.00 each and covers both the online and on-site training regardless of whether an individual chooses to attend the optional onsite training. Registration is limited to 20 individuals and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Registration includes course materials, breakfast, lunch and all breaks at the onsite training. You may register and pay on-line at www.wichita.edu/conferences. Space is limited so register quickly to reserve your spot. If the class fills prior to your registering you will be placed on a waiting list for possible future classes.
All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations (this includes purchase orders). There will be no refunds after September 30, 2013. WSU reserves the right to cancel the program due to lack of enrollment. In that event, WSU will refund any pre-paid course fees but will not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages.