Architectural/Civil Technician

Certificate of Completion

This certificate is designed for students wishing to supplement or advance their careers in civil, residential building design and/or construction. This program may also be appropriate for those students wishing to improve their graphic communication skills to supplement an education in architecture or engineering.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Work as a team member involving multiple disciplines and responsibilities.
  2. Produce residential plans and pictorial drawings using hand drafting techniques.
  3. Produce residential building plans using industry standard CAD and BIM software.
  4. Use and interpret architectural and civil graphic standards.
  5. Use CAD software to produce civil drawings.
  6. Identify the influences of art, history, sociology, and human perception in site and building design.
  7. Use and document a systematic design process to identify, analyze, and solve simple residential building and site design problems, including conceptual, visual, and practical requirements.
  8. Interpret written legal descriptions as well as interpret and create graphic legal descriptions (plat and site plans).
  9. Identify materials and processes commonly used in residential construction.
  10. Assist with the use of traditional survey equipment and total stations to collect and utilize field survey data.

Advisor Office Phone
Newman, Grant Engineering 104 360.475.7393
Raty, Ron Business 211 360.475.7389
Sanchez, Peter Business 207 360.475.6552

Required Courses Credits
Choose one of the following two courses:  
ART 100 Art Appreciation 5  
GEOG 260 Earth From Space* 5 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
TEC-D 107 Technical Drawing* 4
TEC-D 121 Plane Surveying* 4
TEC-D 122 Introduction to Legal Descriptions 2
TEC-D 123 Introduction to Construction Staking 2
TEC-D 127 Residential Architectural Drawing* 4
TEC-D 128 Adv Residential Architectural Drawing* 4
TEC-D 200 Computer-Aided Design I* 4
TEC-D 217 Computer-Aided Design II* 4
TEC-D 231 Introduction to Civil Drafting* 4
Total Credits Required 40

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog