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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Mechanical Engineer Technician
Award Type
06/19, 12/19
Anticipated Graduates
Josh Clearman
Computer-Aided Drafting/Technical Design
Students prepare for careers as engineering technicians with an emphasis on mechanical systems. Instruction focuses on computer-aided drafting and design (CADD). Students have opportunities to work on community and college projects that may include patent application drawings and detailed machine shop production drawings. Extended learning opportunities are available with industry partners.
Skill Sets
  • Interpret collected data to analyze a parts performance
  • Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.
  • Evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function, using engineering skills.
  • Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products such as industrial machinery or equipment,and measuring instruments.
  • Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff. Coordinate corrections.
  • Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives. Test nature of technical problems,such as redesign.
  • Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance.
  • Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify and plan requirements fabrication, assembly and testing.
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test methods.
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