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Air Washington
Programs and Certificates




The Air Washington grant project impacts 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 the following  certificate/degree 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.
  • 26-credit  Manufacturing Technology - Certificate of Completion: This program expands on the 12-credit certificate and 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.
  • 94-credit Engineering Technology - Associate in Applied Science: The Manufacturing certificates lead into this Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree designed to prepare students with advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively, either singly or as a member of a team developing a technical project.

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

New courses in Manufacturing-Precision Machining will be offered Winter 2015!

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

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Olympic College is an approved National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) test site. As part of a national endeavor to build and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS operates under rigorous and highly disciplined processes as the only developer of standards, for the nation's metalworking industry, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). OC's Manufacturing-Precision Machining program is aligned with the skills standards for NIMS Certification and students completing this program can test for this credential.

EXPLORE CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING IN WASHINGTON STATE


 

VETERANS IN MANUFACTURING



Composites Manufacturing Technology


     
Olympic College's Composites Manufacturing 
Technology program offers the following certificate/degree options: 


  • 33-credit Composites Manufacturing Technology - Certificate of Completion: This certificate is designed to provide students with entry-level manufacturing skills in composites and a foundation to pursue other certificates and two-year degrees in manufacturing in this specialty.
  • 67-credit  Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technology - Certificate of Specialization: This certificate is designed to provide students with advanced level manufacturing, inspection, and repair skills in composites and a foundation to pursue other certificates and two-year degrees in manufacturing in this specialty.
  • 94-credit Engineering Technology - Associate in Applied Science: The Composites Manufacturing Technology certificates lead into this Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree designed to prepare students with advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively, either singly or as a member of a team developing a technical project.
  • 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 programs is Winter 2015!

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

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    EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!

    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



    Electronics


     
    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. This certificate qualifies you to become a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP). MECP certification demonstrates competency of understanding on a wide range of job-related subjects and offers a differentiator from those who have not made the step to "invest" in their careers through education and skill-building. This proves to employers and customers that you have a professional commitment to expanding your knowledge of the job. For more information, visit www.mcep.com/FAQ
    • 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 2015.

    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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