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From aerospace to infrastructure, prosthetics to sporting equipment, composites are all around us. Due to the durable and lightweight nature of composites, the demand for them continues to grow. By earning your Composite Technician certification at Snow College, you’ll be ready for an exciting career with endless possibility for growth.

In Utah, the median annual salary for careers in Industrial Manufacturing is $42,620. After only one or two years, depending on your program or certificate, you will have the skills you need to begin a successful career in manufacturing.

The Composites program is intended for students interested in working in manufacturing settings as a general manufacturing technician for manufacturing, processing, or other production environments. The Industrial Manufacturing Technology program prepares students to design/develop, install, maintain, diagnose/troubleshoot, and repair complex and integrated manufacturing equipment/systems.

This program is designed to give students a basic knowledge of maintaining and repairing a variety of machines and mechanical systems within manufacturing facilities. Through lectures and practical lab experience, students will learn the industrial manufacturing skills needed in today’s industry.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree in Industrial Manufacturing Mechanics Technology will be expected to demonstrate that they have acquired skills/knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Manual dexterity – when handling very small parts, workers must have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.
  2. Mechanical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  3. Technical skills – use sophisticated diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  4. Troubleshooting skills – must observe and properly diagnose and fix problems that a machine may be having.
  5. Design – must know design techniques, tools, and principals involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  6. Mathematics – knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  7. Judgment and decision making – industrial manufacturing mechanics must have the ability to measure the relative cost and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate decision.
  8. Operation and control – controlling operations of manufacturing equipment or system.
  9. Critical thinking – use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Our experienced instructors ensure that your education won’t just come from a textbook, but from hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and methods. With flexible class times that will fit your schedule, it is easy to jump-start your career!