The Air Washington grant project impacts programs in three areas:
- Manufacturing Technology - Precision Machining
- Composites Manufacturing Technology
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:
Applied math and communication skills are embedded in the manufacturing curriculum.
New courses in Manufacturing-Precision Machining will be offered Summer and Fall 2015!
For detailed information on each certificate option and program learning outcomes, please visit the Manufacturing Technology - Precision Machining website.
Also available for your reference: Manufacturing Technology: Program Brochure (PDF)
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:
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 Fall 2015!
For detailed information on program learning outcomes and coursework, please visit the Composites Manufacturing Technology website.
Also available for your reference: Composites Manufacturing Technology Program Brochure (PDF)
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
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 Fall 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.
Also available for your reference: Electronics Program Brochure (PDF)