2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog

Mechanical Technician, CC

This Certificate of Completion focuses on the design, coordination, and documentation of mechanical devices with enhanced graphic communication skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills. It is designed for students or professionals in mechanical engineering or manufacturing wishing to expand or advance their careers by improving their graphic communication skills, or for those seeking entry-level employment as a mechanical technician.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Create a set of manufacturing documents based on engineering sketches and calculations, including drawings and specifications.
  2. Identify and use sources of common industry standards, including ANSI, ASME, SAE, and ISO.
  3. Visualize the interaction of 3-dimensional objects, based on 2-dimensional drawings.
  4. Work as a team member involving multiple disciplines and responsibilities.
  5. Use CAD software to computer model mechanical components, and produce a physical prototype of that model.
  6. Analyze, test, and correct computer models and prototypes as required for function, precision, and tolerance.
  7. Assist an engineer in the complete design process, and therefore know that process.
  8. Effectively use typical office software for routine office purposes.