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2.0 Credits

NEWS - I will be scheduling more classes throughout the summer but we're done with classes that will get you boards for this season. It is getting close to summer longboard weather! Rigid Composite Structures

This is a beginner level course in composite manufacturing. Students will receive hands-on training and experience in the construction of a basic fiberglass assembly. Each student will have a chance to complete a project from start to finish, including cutting, shaping, building the composite layers, applying resin, and vacuum bagging the product.

* If you don't see a time that works for your schedule, and you have at least three people, contact the instructor and we can schedule it.

Topics Include:
  • Composite materials handling
  • CNC machining of base and core materials
  • Metal shaping
  • Interface preparation - cleaning and sanding
  • Core shaping
  • Core preparation
  • Composite hand layup
  • Mold and tooling preparation
  • Vacuum bagging
  • Composite cutting and drilling
  • Composite finishing - Grinding and polishing

Snowboard Gallery
Applied Science and Manufacturing Website

Class Awareness:
This is a hands-on course using power tools, hand tools, hazardous chemicals and materials. All safety concerns will be addressed in class, but students should be prepared for physical labor and dress accordingly. If you have any other questions contact the instructor, Damian Cianci:

There are no academic requirements to meet before registering for any of these courses, but there will be considerable use of power tools and other shop related equipment so a basic understanding will be helpful.

Find your images before coming to class
Printing is done by another company out of state so we need to get graphics finished and sent to print as soon as possible. Please try to find pictures online that you can use before class starts. We'll help get them into our template, but we need the images you'd like on the board beforehand. These images need to be as large as the board, which is somewhat hard to find. You cannot stretch small images to fit without looking horrible. If you save all the images you think you might like for the board onto a memory stick, we can go through them together to see what will work.

Here's a basic guide we've put together on how to find decent pictures. Google has recently changed how they handle image searching, so some of this is not current, but you should still be able to get the point.
Snowboard Image Tutorial

Mailing List Signup - Get notified of upcoming classes!

To Register:
  • Click "add to cart
  • Create an account
  • Make payment online (Boeing people say PO or Check and write in "Boeing"
  • Complete a credit registration form. E-mail form to or fax 425-267-5749

  • Call The BTC (425-640-1840) and give them the number of the class you wish to register for

Contact Damian Cianci at if you have any questions.

The Business Training Center of Edmonds Community College has been "off-campus" in the heart of the community providing practical industry focused education for over 17 years.


Item: M808  Credits: 2.00  BRENDON SEAVER, NATINA NORTON
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0147
Sessions: 10 Tu Th 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
4/24/2018 - 5/24/2018 Fee: $1,590.00