Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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Manual Machining
Award Type
12/19, 03/20
Anticipated Graduates
Lori Keller
CNC Machining
Precision Machining
Machinists produce precision parts, tools, and instruments utilizing both manual and computerized fabrication systems. Students prepare for apprenticeship with instruction that includes extensive hands-on experience in the use of traditional precision tooling and machining equipment, as well as sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment including Haas lathes, the Visual Quick Code Probing System and CG Tech software. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Tacoma Machinists Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
Skill Sets
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
  • Apply safety procedures appropriate to running a modern machine shop.
  • Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) used in machining fluids and materials.
  • Use micrometers, indicators, calipers, height gauges, and etc. to measure and inspect parts accurately.
  • Solve practical trigonometry problems related to the geometry of parts.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings as they apply to machined parts
  • Use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols as applied to Engineering drawings
  • Identify and use appropriate tool materials for a given application.
  • Apply speeds and feeds for various cutting tools and materials.
  • Set up and operate a variety of manual lathes, milling machines, and precision grinding machines to produce parts to specifications.
  • Use common CNC machine language to write programs for CNC lathes and mills.
  • Set up and operate a variety of CNC lathes and milling machines using 2,3 and 4 axis movements to produce parts to specifications.
In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:
  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical-thinking

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Bates Technical College

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Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405