NIAR National Institute for Aviation Research Training Classes / Courses
Composites Training


Advanced Coatings
Customized client-focused training options or standard curriculum toward an Associate of Applied Science degree or Technical Certificate from Wichita Area Technical College.

Customized client-focused training and regular six-week courses in CATIA V6, ENOVIA and FiberSim with credit available through Wichita State University or Wichita Area Technical College.

Composites & Advanced Materials
Several course options are available including Composites Hands-On Training, FAA Composites Manufacturing (CMfg), Composite Repair Hands-On Workshop and FAA Composite Structural Engineering Technology (CSET).

High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) & Lightning
This course is designed for engineers and technicians involved in aircraft HIRF certification, industry engineers and airframe manufacturers. It provides students with an awareness of all aspects of systems and aircraft HIRF testing. Enroll here. To schedule a customized class, contact Billy Martin.

Metals Hands-On Training
A five-day course designed for technicians, designers, engineers, analysts, and inspectors to get a hands-on experience in assembly, NDT techniques, repair and testing. For more information, contact Waruna Seneviratne.

Nondestructive Testing
NDT and oil analysis courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer sessions. Each class meets daily for one week at the National Center for Aviation Training. Students can work toward a certificate of completion (15 credit hours), technical certificate (46 credit hours) or associate of applied science degree (64 credit hours) from Wichita Area Technical College. Courses cover eddy current, ultrasonic testing, radiographic testing, bond testing, penetrant inspection, magnetic particle testing, computed radiographic imaging, visual inspection, 45-hour radiation safety, phased array, vibration analysis, thermography, acoustic emission testing, machine lubrication and analysis and electric motor testing.

RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer high quality training covering RTCA’s DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. The course will provide an understanding of the use of DO-160G and how in fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and Technical Standard Orders (TSOs). For more information visit


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