Composites Engineering & Manufacturing

Do you want to design and build fun projects like snowboards, skateboards, guitars, sporting equipment, and / or aerospace, auto, and marine fabrications? Composite manufacturing and materials engineering has evolved into a diverse industry with applications in these areas, as well as in construction, alternative energy, consumer products, medicine, and much more!

The manufacturing of composite structures is a unique process that requires the understanding of the relationship between materials and their affects on the finished product

Facts about the composites engineering industry:

  • The composites industry is sustainable with over 30,000 known applications
  • The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board rated Aerospace and Composites Manufacturing as one of the top career cluster / pathways in Snohomish and King Counties
  • You can earn industry certification through Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center

Career fields that use this education:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Electronic, optical, and magnetic materials
  • Energy
  • Materials, chemistry, modeling, and physics
  • Metals and alloys
  • Molecular engineering
  • Photonics
  • Polymer sciences / engineering
Northshore School District (NSD) Composite Engineering and Manufacturing Pathway to Career.

Step 1: NSD Composite Engineering and Manufacturing students will have the opportunity to receive a Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center Aerospace Manufacturing Core Certificate AND will also earn 8 Engineering Technology Tech Prep credits from Edmonds Community College. This is a $2400 value that is no cost to the students enrolled in the NSD program.
Step 2: NSD Composites Program graduates with the WATR Center Core Certificate can pursue specific job skills training in an 8-week (4w online/4w in lab) specialization program at WATR Center located at Paine Field in Snohomish County. Total cost to students is $2700. Students will also receive resume, interviewing and job placement assistance and will be career ready upon completion.