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Technical Design

The Technical Design program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry-level designer/draftsperson and Computer Aided Design (CAD) operator in today’s engineering and design firms around the world.


DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Associate in Technical Arts

Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Recognition

  • Technical Design (12 credits)


OUTCOMES

At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:

  • Use computer-aided design software to create technical drawings.
  • Use technical, human, and information resources to complete projects.
  • Effectively use oral, written and graphic communication skills.
  • Use computer technology to exchange information and develop technical drawings.
  • Use systematic, problem-solving approach for project development.
  • Use related interactive GIS computer software technology to meet projects.
  • Perform functions of graphical design required of entry-level technical designers.


CAREER OPTIONS

For up-to-date information, go to http://www.onetonline.org/ and simply enter the job title in Occupation Search field.


MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE

Current wage information can be found for each career option. After finding the career option in O*NET online, click on Wages & Employment, select Washington in the State & National field and GO.


REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Currently no license is required for entry level technical design careers in Washington State. Students are encouraged to research career goals as more employers are seeking employees with degrees and training that is state-of-the-art (i.e. CAD).
  • Students are encouraged to work closely with advisors at Olympic College and with advisors for transfer programs to lead to advancement opportunities in employment.
  • Information on further training and employment can be researched at the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) international website.



ADVISORS:

Grant Newman
Phone: 360.475.7393
Email: gnewman@olympic.edu

Ron Raty
Phone: 360.475.7389
Email: rraty@olympic.edu

Pete Sanchez
Phone: 360.475.6552
Email: psanchez@olympic.edu



Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book", updated 6/3/14