Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.


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Computer Aided Drafting & Design AAS
Award Type
06/17/16, 12/15/16, 03/22/17, 6/14/17, and 12/14/17
Anticipated Graduates
Loc Nguyen
Computer-Aided Drafting/Technical Design
Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) is a highly-specialized skill. South Seattle Community College's two-year Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS and AST) for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology provide students with a broad base of skills and the opportunity to specialize in Architectural Building Construction Technology, CAD Civil Technology, or CAD Mechanical Design Technology; each of which is sought after by local employers.
We also offer one-year certificates and short-term training in Basic CAD skills, Advanced CAD skills, Professional CAD, and 3D Parametric Modeling. In addition, students learn problem-solving techniques, use of research tools, organizational skills, and applications in geometry and trigonometry. Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through our internship programs. Graduates from SSCC possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to give them the edge in the job market.
Features & Facilities:
• During the first year, students focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CAD drafting, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing, Manufacturing processes, Problem solving skills, Critical thinking and Mathematics.
• The senior year is devoted to a specific drafting and design (CADD) discipline which the student selects: Architectural Building Construction Technology, Civil Drafting Technology, or Mechanical Design Technology.
• AUTOCAD 2013; SolidWorks 3-D; Rhinoceros 3D; Master Cam; 3-D Printer, and CATIA V6


Skill Sets
The CAD Technology program produces graduates who will:
1. Have knowledge and skills to succeed in continued technical and formal education engaging in life-long learning.
2. Understand professional and ethical responsibility as an individual or in multidisciplinary teams and assume leadership roles when appropriate.
3. Be able to function effectively as technicians in related field of engineering technology.
4. Produce proper documentation for design using appropriate methods such as CAD drawings, calculations, and codes.
5. Communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphical modes in both interpersonal and group/team environments.
6. Be able to think critically in evaluating information, solving problems and making decisions.
7. Apply knowledge of mathematics and scientific principles to technical, drafting or engineering problems.
8. Be able to access, analyze, interpret data and evaluate information from a variety of sources including the internet.

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South Seattle College

South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106