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Technical Drawing Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to provide training for individuals seeking entry level employment as drafting technicians for architects, construction companies, contractors, utilities and engineering firms. Students will learn the basic knowledge in orthographic concepts, manual drafting skills, and computer aided drafting skills needed to be competitive entry level technician applicants in trades and construction related occupations or pursue further education/training in the field of Drafting, Engineering or Technical Design. Before entering this program, students are advised to complete MATH 097 or WMATH 100. Keyboarding and computer literacy skills are also recommended. Students must maintain a 2.0 or above GPA in all required courses.

Quality Assurance Micro Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

NOTE: This micro certificate is designed to introduce students to the concepts of Quality Assurance as applied in a manufacturing environment. Skills learned in this program can be applied to quality assurance and inspection work at all stages of manufacturing, from examining materials received from a supplier before sending them to the production line or inspecting components and assemblies during production to performing final checks on finished products and packaging.

Computer Aided Design Technician Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* If your trade specialty choice is Computer Repair Technician, also take CMPST 121 Fall quarter and CMPST 123 and 127 Winter quarter.

** If your trade specialty choice is Quality Assurance, take WMATH 100.

*** If your trade specialty choice is Automated Systems Technology, take MANF 145 Fall quarter; MANF 150 Winter quarter; MANF 156 Spring quarter.

NOTE: The certificate puts conceptual computer modeling into the hands of the technician. With a solid basis in manufacturing fundamentals and a trade specialty, the manufacturing CAD operator will engage the latest tools to solve problems on the production floor and feed that information back up stream to influence the overall design process. Students will complete the CAD technical core courses, plus additional manufacturing fundamental courses. In addition, the student will pick a trade specialty focus to guide their path of study. CNC operation and CAM processes would be a natural progression for the student who focuses on Automated Systems Technology. The Composites Repair Technician uses design skills to enhance their work with a variety of composite materials. With a Quality Assurance emphasis, the student will influence process control as well as product quality.

Technical Design Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

** Choose from the following Trade Specialty electives: CMPST 121, 123, 127, MANF 103, 107, 120, 140, 145, 150, 156.

NOTE: This certificate provides the basic skills needed for entry level CAD Technicians to perform in a manufacturing setting by introducing students to key product development concepts and a comprehensive sampling of essential software tools found in advanced manufacturing industries. This program builds on a core program where students experience several CAD methodologies and apply these tools to a variety of manufacturing processes and materials. From this core the students gain the necessary skills to move 3D data from one platform to another, utilizing the proper software tool to solve the problem at hand. The technical specialty courses provide students with the necessary focus and relevancy that manufacturing-related industries require.