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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 and then choose from the CAD options: Automated Systems Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Composite Repair Technician, and Quality Assurance. See Dept. Chair for specific courses depending on areas of interest.

Technical Design Certificate

First Year

Second Year

* or MANF 140

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

NOTE: This certificate will provide 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. Technical Design options: Automated Systems Technology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operations, Composite Repair Technician, and Quality Assurance. See Dept. Chair for specific courses depending on areas of interest.

Computer Nurmeric Control (CNC) Operator Micro-

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: This micro-certificate prepares the student for introductory work in the CNC field as a CNC operator. The student will learn basic code and operations of CNC equipment.