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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Toolmaking Technology
Award Type
08/19, 12/19, 03/20, 06/20
Anticipated Graduates
Lori Keller
ToolMaking Technology
Toolmaking Technology is a 15 cr. 1 quarter certificate of training. It offers 3 metalworking credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This certificate is not only an exit point for students who want to go straight to industry in the Toolmaking/Manufacturing trade, it is also satisfies 15 credits for an AAS in Mechatronics,  AAS in Manufacturing Technology, and a Certificate of Competency in Manual Machining. This certificate has advantages for all in the metal trades such as Welding, Mechanics, Sheetmetal, Ironwork, Bodywork, Plumbing, and Electrical.
Skill Sets
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
  • Solve right triangles using sine, cosine, tangent trigonometric functions as well as the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Use of precision and semi precision measuring tools entry-level measurement tasks
  • Demonstrate common heat treatment processes for steels and other metals
  • Restate importance of a routine maintenance program as it relates to a manufacturing environment
  • Recall basic symbols and notations used in engineer drawings
  • Perform basic layout procedures
  • Describe basic hand-tool safety and precautions per OSHA Standards
  • Operate band-saw safely with 100% proficiency
  • Demonstrate safe offhand grinding procedures
  • Demonstrate the use of benchwork drilling operations within +- 1/64"
  • Demonstrate understanding of tap drill selection
  • Define cutting speed and perform speed/feed calculations for hole making operations.
  • Demonstrate proper work piece and tooling setup for thread cutting on the lathe
  • Demonstrate understanding of various cutting tools, tool-holding, and work-holding devises on a milling machine
  • Demonstrate respectful team member skills in a diverse classroom/lab environment
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

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405