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Mechanical Technology

Certificate of Proficiency

This certificate focuses on the design, coordination and documentation of mechanical devices, with enhanced graphic communication skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills. It is designed for students or professionals in mechanical engineering or manufacturing wishing to expand or advance their careers by improving their graphic communication skills, or for those seeking entry level employment as a mechanical technician..

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. Create a set of manufacturing documents based on engineering sketches and calculations, including drawings and specifications.
  2. Identify and use sources of common industry standards, including ANSI, ASME, SAE, and ISO.
  3. Visualize the interaction of 3-dimensional objects, based on 2-dimensional drawings.
  4. Work as a team member involving multiple disciplines and responsibilities.
  5. Use CAD software to computer model mechanical components, and produce a physical prototype of that model.
  6. Analyze, test, and correct computer models and prototypes as required for function, precision, and tolerance.
  7. Assist an engineer in the complete design process, and therefore know that process.
  8. Effectively communicate technical information in written, sketched, and digitized form.
  9. 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
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 109 Descriptive Geometry* 4
TEC-D 112 Blueprint Reading* 4
TEC-D 116 Computational Techniques/Technicians 4
TEC-D 130 Construction Materials and Methods 3
TEC-D 175 Introduction to Solid Edge 4
TEC-D 200 Computer-Aided Design I* 4
TEC-D 205 Engineering Tech Project Planning 4
TEC-D 211 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing* 4
TEC-D 217 Computer-Aided Design II* 4
TEC-D 221 2D Production Drawing* 4
Total Credits Required 55

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog