Architectural/Civil Technician

Certificate of Proficiency

This certificate is designed for students wishing to supplement or advance their careers in civil, residential building design and/or construction with enhanced graphic communication skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills. This program may also be appropriate for those students wishing to improve their graphic communication skills to supplement an education in architecture or construction 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.
  11. Effectively communicate technical information in written, sketched, and digitized form.
  12. Effectively use typical office software for routine office purposes.

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 110 Design I 5  
GEOG 260 Earth From Space* 5 5
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
TEC-D 107 Technical Drawing* 4
TEC-D 116 Computational Techniques/Technicians 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 150 Introduction to GIS* 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 57

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog