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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Advanced Manufacturing
Award Type
Anticipated Graduates
Bryan Powell
CNC Machining
Precision Machining
The Advanced Manufacturing program provides the knowledge and skills for students to design and create products for the manufacturing industry. Students will use MASTERCAM CAD/CAM software to operate multi-axis numerical control machines. Training will utilize manufacturing related math, industry blueprint reading, CAD geometry, CAM tool paths, precision measurement, machine setup and operation, and quality control procedures. Students can further pursue the creation of detailed industry standard blueprints from 3-D solid models, as well as work with metal processes.
Skill Sets
At the completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, the successful student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, think critically, formulate, and present creative solutions in the design and completion of projects
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills appropriate to the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods and interpret information presented in graphs, charts, and blueprints
  • Commit to the quality of results in project design and execution and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility related to their professional discipline
  • Demonstrate the ability to be effective team members and leaders through displaying the capability to understand the value of diversity with groups and strategies for balancing group dynamics and process
  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Advanced Manufacturing:
  • Interpret engineering blueprints to create part geometry
  • Use CAD/CAM software to construct geometric models and drawings for tool paths
  • Safely operate manual and computer numerical control machines, cutting tools, and setup tools
  • Complete measurement processes, using digital calipers, micrometers, and calibrated gages
  • Apply numerical control programming to control movement and cutting processes
  • Set up and operate a computer numerical control milling center
  • Set up and operate a computer numerical control turning center

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2011 Mottman Rd SW
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