MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Composite Materials

at MiraCosta College

about the composite materials course

Composites are used in a variety of different fields, from aircrafts and military applications, to construction and civil infrastructure. You may be most familiar with composite use in consumer products such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, mobile campers, or surf boards. To work in these industries, you need to understand the materials. This workshop is a great introduction to composite materials.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $125

Course Length
15 hours

Hours of Instruction
Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 15 years of age.

what you will learn

  • Core materials
  • Fabrics
  • Epoxy and adhesives
  • Plastics, metals, ceramics, carbon fiber, etc.
  • Patterns and moulds
  • Tooling and supplies for prototypes

after course completion


If you successfully complete a program under 50 hours, we can issue a certificate for $15.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skill set for your next engineering or technician job.

meet your instructor

Anita E. Mizusawa, Ph.D

Anita E. Mizusawa, Ph.D

Dr. Anita Mizusawa is currently a Senior Field Technical Specialist at Tencate Advanced Composites specializing in prepregs, adhesives and other advanced materials.  Anita has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Rice University. She has worked in materials for over thirty years at materials companies like The Dow Chemical Company (Resins) and The Dexter Corporation (Adhesives). She has worked in research and development, operations, and process engineering. She received the Coffin Award for formulating an aerospace adhesive, EA9394, that is used throughout the aerospace and space industry. She currently provides technical support to companies using composite materials in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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