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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Technical Design Certificate
Award Type
Anticipated Graduates
Bruce Poole
Computer-Aided Drafting/Technical Design
The Computer-Aided Design Technician Certificate provides a solid basis in CAD fundamentals in a manufacturing environment. Students complete the CAD technical core courses, plus additional manufacturing fundamental courses. In addition, the student pick a trade-specialty focus to guide their path of study. Entry level CNC operation and CAM processes would be a natural progression upon certificate completion. Credits range from 60-67.
Skill Sets
Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  • Apply drafting concepts and knowledge to produce the desired product.
  • Proficiently use a CAD work station including storage and retrieval of CAD documents.
  • Use a variety of computer-aided design software as would be required in an entry-level technical drafting position.
  • Apply appropriate techniques and procedures for solving basic design problems.
  • Use calculation skills to determine the precise size of features shown on technical drawings.
  • Use computer technology to exchange information and develop technical drawings.
  • Communicate orally, graphically and in writing using technical language in ways that maximize production.
  • Use a systematic, problem-solving approach for product development that begins with planning and concludes with a finished product.
  • Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of work teams.
  • Use fundamental skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening & computing to meet the needs of the workplace.

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Skagit Valley College

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Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273