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Technical Design

Associate in Technical Arts

This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry-level technical designer/drafter and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) operator.

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. Demonstrate sufficient skills to perform entry level work as technical designer/drafter and/or CAD operator.
  2. Understand and apply basic drafting techniques and methods as required in the workplace.

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
CO-OP 111 Cooperative Education Seminar I* 2
CO-OP 121 Cooperative Work Experience* 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5

Choose either MATH& 141/142 or TEC-D 116/145 combination:
 
MATH& 141 Precalculus I: Algebra* 5  
MATH& 142 Precalculus II: Trig* 5  
OR  
TEC-D 116 Computational Techniques/Technicians 4  
TEC-D 145 Applied Problem Solving* 5 9-10
   
OLRM 225 Human Relations in Organizations 5

Choose one of the following three courses:
 
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4  
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4  
CIS 154 Access for Professionals* 4 4

Program Requirements: 50 Credits Minimum
 
Technical Design—Any courses 107 and above 50

Approved Electives: 10 Credits
 
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5  
ART 110 Design I 5  
CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/Lab* 6  
CHEM& 141 General Chemistry I* 5  
CHEM& 151 General Chem Lab I* 1.5  
CIS 141 Programming Concepts 5  
CIS 145 Introduction to C Language* 5  
CIS 200 Programming Laboratory* 1  
CIS 225 Advanced C Language* 5  
CIS 285 Object Oriented Programming with C++* 5  
ELECT 101 Direct Current* 5  
ELECT 102 Alternating Current* 5  
ELECT 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory* 3  
ELECT 112 Alternating Current Circuit Lab* 3  
Engineering—Any course    
GEOG& 100 Introduction to Geography 5  
GEOG 150 Physical Geography w/Lab 5  
GEOG 260 Earth From Space* 5  
Mathematics—Any course above 142 level    
Physics—Any course 110 and above    
Technical Design—Any course 270 or above    
WELD 106 Welding Technical Orientation I 5  
WELD 107 Welding Technical Orientation II* 5  
WELD 108 Welding Metallurgy 5 10
Total Credits Required 95-96

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog