An online Composites Maintenance Technology course, offered through the National Center for Aviation Training, will begin Oct. 24. The course, offered in conjunction with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research, will conclude Dec. 5.
Discussions about real-world situations are an essential part of the course and involve experts in the field of composites maintenance, whose input is integral to the learning process, according to officials. Students have an opportunity to interact with these experts by posting comments and questions. The most recent courses have included the following discussion leaders:
- Peter Smith, Boeing Technical Fellow (retired) with over 50 years of experience in the aerospace industry with focus on stress analysis and composites repair
- Eric Chesmar, Senior Staff Engineer, Component Technical Services – Structures, United Airlines
- Todd Herrington, Principal Engineer (composites) – Delta Airlines
- Hank Offermann, former FAA Engineer with expertise in certification of composite aircraft
CMT course instructor Charles Seaton has more than 30 years industry experience in composites design and manufacturing.
Tuition is $950. Two hours of college credit may be selected for a total tuition of cost of $1,174. Scheduling for this course allows for one week off during the week of Thanksgiving.
For more information: NIAR.Wichita.edu