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Programs and Certificates

Olympic College offers programs in three areas:

The manufacturing skills taught in these programs are in high demand by companies such as The Boeing Company, Boeing Suppliers, Lockheed Martin, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and many others. These skills are also necessary in other industries. Our curriculum is designed to give students the broad-based competencies necessary for success in skilled manufacturing roles in any industry.

Manufacturing Technology - Precision Machining

Olympic College's Manufacturing Technology - Precision Machining program offers three  certificate options:

  • 12-credit Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Recognition: This program is designed for incumbent or dislocated workers in the manufacturing/machining environment who are in need of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) skillset.

  • 25-credit  Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Completion: This program is designed for entry-level workers seeking entry into a manufacturing/machining environment.

  • 39-credit Manufacturing Technology - Principles of Precision Machining Certificate of Completion: This program expands on the 25-credit certificate with the addition of classes covering the foundations of manufacturing and manufacturing methodologies. A cooperative (internship) experience is a required portion of this certificate.

Applied math and communication skills are embedded in the manufacturing curriculum.

New courses in machining/manufacturing are available Spring 2014!

For detailed information on each certificate option and program learning outcomes, please visit the Manufacturing Technology - Precision Machining website.

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Composites Manufacturing Technology

 Olympic College offers a 30-credit, two-quarter Certificate of  Completion in Composites Manufacturing Technology that  prepares students for entry-level jobs. Coursework for this  certificate is designed to be an intensive immersion  experience. Students entering this program should therefore  be prepared to attend class full-time. Applied math      and communication skills are embedded in the manufacturing  curriculum.

The next opportunity to begin the Composite
certificate program is Winter 2014!

For detailed information on program learning outcomes and coursework, please visit the Composites Manufacturing Technology website.

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OC's Composites Manufacturing Technology program is now an approved program for IAM/Boeing Composites Technician and Blue Streak Mechanic apprenticeship applicants! Completion of the program may qualify you for participation in a paid apprenticeship.
Learn more at http://www.iam-boeing-apprenticeship.com


Olympic College's Electronics program is one of only 44 colleges and university programs in the nation that is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration's Technical Operations-Collegiate Training Initiative Program (TO-CTI). OC offers three certificate options and a degree in Electronics:

  • 19-credit Certificate of Recognition: This program offers an introduction to the electronics working environment.
  • 45-credit Certificate of Proficiency: This three-quarter program enables students to obtain entry-level work as electronics installers, assemblers, or apprentice technicians.
  • 101-credit Associate of Technical Arts degree: Students in this degree program may choose to transfer these credits and apply them towards a Bachelor's degree at a four-year institution.
Electronics students take math courses as part of the certificate/degree course requirements.

Online classes are available year-round. The next opportunity to start face-to-face classes is Winter 2014.

Students with previous experience in electronics from the workplace or military may be able to waive out of some coursework in Electronics. For more information please visit the  Prior Learning Assessment site
 (see page 2) or discuss options with the Electronics faculty advisor.

For detailed information on each learning option and program learning outcomes, please visit the Electronics website.

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