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 104360.475.7393
Raty, Ron Business 211360.475.7389
Sanchez, Peter Business 207360.475.6552

Required CoursesCredits
CO-OP111Cooperative Education Seminar I*2
CO-OP121Cooperative Work Experience*5
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
ENGL&235Technical Writing*5

Choose either MATH& 141/142 or TEC-D 116/145 combination:
MATH&141Precalculus I: Algebra*5 
MATH&142Precalculus II: Trig*5 
TEC-D116Computational Techniques/Technicians4 
TEC-D145Applied Problem Solving*59-10
OLRM225Human Relations in Organizations5

Choose one of the following three courses:
BSTEC124MS Excel Specialist*4 
CIS150Survey of Computing4 
CIS154Access for Professionals*44

Program Requirements: 50 Credits Minimum
Technical Design—Any courses 107 and above50

Approved Electives: 10 Credits
ART&100Art Appreciation5 
ART110Design I5 
CHEM&110Chemical Concepts w/Lab*6 
CHEM&141General Chemistry I*5 
CHEM&151General Chem Lab I*1.5 
CIS141Programming Concepts5 
CIS145Introduction to C Language*5 
CIS200Programming Laboratory*1 
CIS225Advanced C Language*5 
CIS285Object Oriented Programming with C++*5 
ELECT101Direct Current*5 
ELECT102Alternating Current*5 
ELECT111Direct Current Circuit Laboratory*3 
ELECT112Alternating Current Circuit Lab*3 
Engineering—Any course  
GEOG&100Introduction to Geography5 
GEOG150Physical Geography w/Lab5 
GEOG260Earth From Space*5 
Mathematics—Any course above 142 level  
Physics—Any course 110 and above  
Technical Design—Any course 270 or above   
WELD106Welding Technical Orientation I5 
WELD107Welding Technical Orientation II*5 
WELD108Welding Metallurgy510
Total Credits Required95-96

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog