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Sinclair College

AVT 2236 Non-Metallic Structures

This course covers composites, different types of composite glass, wood structures, types of wood used in aircraft, defects in wood, proper repair of fabric and wood structures, types of fabrics used to cover aircraft structures, sewing, lacing and finishing, and the required inspection of fabrics on aircraft. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of types of composites and their use in aircraft structures, inspection methods for composites, and finishes for composites.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of types of wood used in aircraft, inspection, preparation, removal and repair of bad sections, wood glues used, and finish requirements for wood structures.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of different types of fabric covering for aircraft structures, stitching for fabric structures, lacing around structures, preparation for shrinking, and finishing.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 6