Technical Design

Certificate of Proficiency

Completion of the Technical Design Certificate Program leads to basic entry-level employability as a drafter. Further study is recommended upon employment.

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. Use a variety of computer-aided design software programs as would be required of a technical designer at a minimal skill level.
  2. Access and use technical, human, and information resources accurately to complete projects and tasks.
  3. Use computer technology to exchange information and develop technical drawings.
  4. Use a systematic, problem solving approach for project development that begins with planning and concludes with an Internet or a hard copy product.
  5. Behave responsibly in the completion of projects and/or tasks, and in interaction with others in the classroom.
  6. Use related interactive GIS computer software technology to meet project and task requirements where technical drawings are part of a GIS database.
  7. Communicate orally, graphically and in writing using technical and non-technical language in ways that maximize understanding for the receiver of the product.
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 three courses:  
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4  
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4  
CIS 154 Access for Professionals* 4 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
OLRM 225 Human Relations in Organizations 5
TEC-D 107 Technical Drawing* 4
TEC-D 109 Descriptive Geometry* 4
TEC-D 127 Residential Architectural Drawing* 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 217 Computer-Aided Design II* 4

Choose one of the following two courses:
TEC-D 116 Computational Techniques/Technicians 4  
MATH& 141 Precalculus I: Algebra* 5 4-5
Total Credits Required 45-46

NOTE: Elective and newly created courses may be substituted with permission of a Technical Design advisor.

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog