Frequently Asked Questions
- Our 5-day courses focus entirely on the theory and hands-on application of composite materials, processes, and technologies. In just 1 ACT course, you will learn more about working with composite materials than is typically covered in a year-long collegiate Structures Program and you will gain hours of hands-on experience each day.
- Each of our courses are a fraction of the price of just 1 semester at a college or trade school and we offer a payment-plan option for first-time clients. See our Training Initiative Program ‘TIP’ page for more details.
- Our clients often have interviews lined up before they leave the course. (In just 5 days!)
No, really- it’s true! We hold a 100% employment rate for our training graduates for over 25 years as a training provider, and have employers actively seeking to hire our graduates right now!
Visit our Careers page to see who’s hiring our graduates or Contact Us for more details.
- Our courses are acceptable toward AI Refresher Training, as accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration, which will be shown on your Certificate of Training. This lets employers (worldwide) know that you have received an exceptionally high standard of training.
- Smaller class sizes. We have a maximum class size of 12 participants per course in order to give you the attention you deserve. This also allows you to make great industry connections with colleagues and potential employers in your desired field of work!
We have employers from every field in composites actively seeking to hire our graduates everyday; from Wind Turbine Technicians and Automotive Manufacturing/Restoration, to Marine Vessel Repair, Aviation Structures, and Aerospace Design!
We work closely with Military and Civilian clients in all manner of composite technologies, and our training has the ability to put your name at the top of the list.
Check out our Careers page to see who’s hiring ACT trainees.
No need to take our word for it – hear what our clients have to say!
Yes. Every ACT course provides a signed and embossed Certificate of Training that is recognized globally for its elite standard in Applied Composite Technologies Training. For employers in any technical structures field our training certificates are as good as gold!
The majority of our hands-on courses are just 5 days in length; Monday – Friday.
Classes run from 8:30 am to approximately 5:00 pm daily with an hour break for lunch at noon. There are kitchen facilities onsite for trainee use, if desired.
Some of our theory-based courses (no hands-on labs) can run between 1-3 days in length, and are a fantastic solution for General Hobbyists, Management, Design Engineers, and Executives who oversee a Technical Team but will not be working with these materials in a hands-on format day-to-day.
ACT also offers Custom Course Development for corporate clients who have niche applications and training needs for their team. Please Contact Us for a quote today!
There is no maximum or minimum requirement for our training. You can take as many or as few courses as you like in order to meet your training goals. Many of our clients take 1-2 courses initially, and return for more specialized training when it suits their schedule.
There is no limit to your composite capabilities with ACT. Visit our Courses page to get started!
Not a thing. At any ACT facility, we provide all manuals, texts, tools, materials, and personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for our trainees to have a safe and successful training experience. Trainees are welcome to bring your own PPE (N95 dust mask, safety glasses, etc.) if desired however, this is not necessary.
There are many restaurants and fast-food dining opportunities in the area, though, if you wish to bring a packed lunch, we do have a basic kitchen facility with a fridge available to you.
If you have a small composite project on which you are working, and would like to bring it with you for questions/ learning opportunities, please Contact Us to discuss this option.
Special projects cannot be worked on during class time as training curriculums and hands-on lab work have been specially designed to provide the most comprehensive training experience for all participants.
ACT offers a -$100.00 USD discount off of your total training fees for registration on any 2 of our courses or a -$250.00 USD discount for the registration of any 3 or more courses!*
Courses need not be held on consecutive dates for discount to apply.
In the event that a client is registered for multiple courses and must cancel one or more course registrations at a later date, the full value of the training received will be due immediately.
We also offer a Financing Option for first-time individuals. See our Training Initiative Program page for more information!
*Discounts will be applied per Client, rather than per Registrant.
Simply visit our Courses page to select the course of interest to you and scroll down to the Registration button at the bottom of the Course Description page.
For your convenience, if you have a large number of participants to register (>5), please feel free to Contact Us directly and we will be pleased to assist you.
Full payment of course fees are due upon arrival for the first day of the course. For international trainees a non-refundable deposit may be required, with this amount being deducted from the final invoice. Please contact ACT for details.
For courses which become over-subscribed, a 50% partial advance payment will be required to positively reserve available space.
ACT reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course if absolutely necessary. If this should occur, all trainees / coordinators will be contacted promptly. ACT will not be responsible for any loss or cost related to the rescheduling or cancellation of a training course.
All Registrants must cancel their registration within 10 business days prior to the course start date for a full refund of any pre-paid registration fee. Under 10 days, a credit will be applied to enrolment at a later training date or, for enrolment in another ACT course of your choosing.
Registered trainee substitutions can be made at any time prior to the course start date at no charge.
As we are a Private Training Provider, we do not have a ‘campus’ for which to offer accommodation to our clients during their training.
However, there are many excellent hotels and accommodations just a short distance from our facilities.
For the convenience of our clients, we hold Corporate Rate Codes (reduced pricing options) with several of these local establishments, which are supplied to our trainees upon receipt of their registration.
Yes! This option is available for companies who wish to train a minimum of 6 employees, in-house, at your facilities- anywhere in the world!
(Please note, this option is not available to individuals.)
Visit our Onsite Training page for more information.
We accept cash, cheque, money order, direct deposit, wire transfer, debit*, and all major credit cards**.
We are not currently accepting online payments through our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.
* Available in-office only.
** All credit and debit payments will be subject to a 2% processing fee.
Only Canadian-registered credit cards can be accepted at this time.