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Certificate Programs for Assembly

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Collision Repair Technology CP - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Proficiency / 79 Credits
Jim Hicks - 425-739-8372
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14, (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Auto Collision Repair Technician AAS degree consists of one quarter of CORE training, four quarters of collision auto body repair in the following BLOCKS (Refinishing, Structural Repair, Non-Structural Repair, and Estimating / Shop Management) and a final quarter in Advanced Collision Repair. Students have the option of receiving a Certificate by completing the CORE quarter and any one of the BLOCK quarters listed above.

Program Skill Sets

Auto Collision Technician graduates will:

1. be able to identify & use refinishing tools, equipment, & supplies, prep vehicles for painting, paint vehicles using various paint products, and detail vehicles to be delivered to a customer.

2. be able to measure and analyze structural damage, straighten structural damage, remove and replace welded on panels, and apply correct corrosion protection to vehicles.

3. be able to straighten damaged metal, use body fillers, perform plastic repairs, disassemble and reassemble cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s.

4. be prepared to identify types of vehicle construction, identify and analyze collision damage, estimate repair costs using 3 different estimating systems, compare & analyze the differences between different shop management systems, use and understand mechanical & electrical terminology.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology - Electronics Technician - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Proficiency / 85 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Electronics Technician certificate students develop a basic core of electronics skills and are eligible to take the Associate Certified Electronics Technician examination. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions as testers, maintenance technicians, service laboratory technicians, and satellite up-link or down-link technicians, cable TV installers, and service telecommunications technicians.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technician certificate graduates will:

  1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.
  2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Electronics Manufacturing Specialist - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 20 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

The level of sophistication of electronics has grown exponentially over the past few years. The Electronics, Manufacturing Specialist certificate prepares graduates for opportunities in the area of state of the art electronics manufacturing. Internationally recognized certification is possible through successful completion of IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Digital Electronics - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 36 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Digital Electronics certificate introduces students to the technical foundations of current digital technologies and will enable them to explore these technologies in more depth and to work with them more adeptly in the workplace. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: Electronics Animation - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 32 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

The Electronic Automation certificate introduces the student to these automated manufacturing principles, systems and hands-on practices required to effectively work with, install, and troubleshoot automated manufacturing systems. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology: PCB Design - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Completion / 35 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

The PCB Design Technician certificate provides a foundation to those individuals that seek employment opportunities in the lucrative exciting niche market of printed circuit board (PCB) design. Students will learn and use state-of-the art software while in this program. This certificate is intended for students desiring to upgrade their skills in this industry. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

Olympic College

Manufacturing Technology - Bremerton, WA
Short Term Certificate / 12 Credits
Brian Petty - 360-473-0580 - bpetty@olympic.edu
Ending: 03/20/14, 06/11/14 (Capacity = 25)

Program Description

Designed to provide students with entry level manufacturing skills and machining skills. Students will learn about hand tools, shop safety procedures, blueprints, machinery, and computer numerical control.

Program Skill Sets

1. Work effectively in a manufacturing environment.
2. Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of teams.
3. Use basic communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace.
4. Gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action.
5. Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.
6. Apply technology to operate and contribute to business and manufacturing systems.
7. Take responsibility for his/her actions and decisions, adapt to change, and update his/her skills, knowledge, and attitudes to meet new challenges.

Olympic College

Manufacturing Technology Certificate - Bremerton, WA
Certificate / 26 Credits
Brian Petty - 360-473-2827 - bpetty@olympic.edu
Ending: 03/20/14, 06/11/14 (Capacity = 25)

Program Description

Designed to provide students with entry level manufacturing skills and machining skills. Students will learn about hand tools, shop safety procedures, blueprints, machinery, and computer numerical control.

Program Skill Sets

1. Work effectively in a manufacturing environment.
2. Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of teams.
3. Use basic communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace.
4. Gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action.
5. Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.
6. Apply technology to operate and contribute to business and manufacturing systems.
7. Take responsibility for his/her actions and decisions, adapt to change, and update his/her skills, knowledge, and attitudes to meet new challenges.

Renton Technical College

Aerospace Assembly Mechanic - Renton, WA
Short Term Certificate / 20 Credits
Dante Leon - 425-235-5831 - dleon@rtc.edu
Ending: 01/30/14, 04/04/14, 05/06/14, 06/09/14, 07/10/14, and 08/12/14 (Capacity = 40)

Program Description

Certificate in Aerospace Assembly Mechanic provides advanced understanding of aviation manufacturing procedures. The certificate includes 13 modules:

1. Mechanic Orientation
2. Power Island
3. Basic Drilling and Riveting
4. Advanced Fasteners
5. Countersinking and Flush Riveting
6. 90 Degree Drilling
7. Reaming and Permanent Fasteners
8. Wing Structure
9. Fuselage Skin
10. Drilling Titanium
11. Drilling Composite
12. Sealant Application
13. Electrical Bond and Ground Composite Manufacturing.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Aircraft Familiarization • Blueprints and Picture Sheets
  2. Bonding and Grounding
  3. Engineering Processes
  4. Hand and Measuring Tools
  5. Introduction to Composites
  6. Manufacturing Documentation
  7. Sealing and Safety
  8. 90 Degree Drilling, Reaming, and Permanent Fasteners
  9. Countersinking and Flush Riveting
  10. Drilling Composite Materials
  11. Drilling Titanium Materials
  12. Fuselage Skin Assembly
  13. Hand and Measuring Tools
  14. Introduction to Torqueing, Lock wiring, Nut Plates, and Squeeze
  15. Sealant Application Processes-Mechanical

Renton Technical College

Aerospace Tooling Mechanic - Renton, WA
Short Term Certificate / 17 Credits
Dante Leon - 425-235-5831 - dleon@rtc.edu
Ending: 03/20/14, 04/28/14, 06/05/14, 07/15/14, 08/21/14 (Capacity = 15)

Program Description

Students will learn the below skill sets. In addition, students should be able to demonstrate team building techniques, including how the importance of working in a manufacturing team environment affects overall production and quality.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete this program will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the following equipment and standards used in the manufacturing of aerospace tooling projects:
1. The safe use of hand, power, and floor mounted tools
2. Application of precision measuring tools
3. Acceptable tolerance applications and general dimensioning
4. Tooling drawing interpretations
5. Competency with deciphering and interpretation of general dimensioning and tooling (GD&T) symbols
6. Manufacturing and quality standards documentation; and production tooling layout.

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Electrical Assembly Mechanic - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 13 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 1/28/14, 2/24/14, 4/28/14, 5/19/14, 7/25/14 (Capacity = 16)

Program Description

Certificate in Aerospace Electrical Assembly provides advanced understanding of aviation electrical procedures.

Program Skill Sets

The certificate includes 11 modules: 1. Electrical Orientation 2. Hand & Power Tools 3. Basic Drilling & Riveting 4. Wire Bundle Basics 5. Wire Installation Drawings 6. Wire Bundle Installation 7. Electrical Ground Jumpers 8. Electrical Ground Studs & Wire Grounding 9. Crimping Terminals & Splices 10. Assembly of Coaxial Connectors and Fiber Optics for Aerospace. This program provides an overview of the electrical knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for employment in the aerospace industry as an electrical assembler.

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Manufacturing Assembly Mechanic - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 19 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 02/06/14, 03/14/14, 04/18/14, 5/23/14, 6/30/14 (Capacity = 80)

Program Description

Certificate in Aerospace Assembly Mechanic provides advanced understanding of aviation manufacturing procedures.

Program Skill Sets

The certificate includes 13 modules: 1. Mechanic Orientation 2. Power Island 3. Basic Drilling and Riveting 4. Advanced Fasteners 5. Countersinking and Flush Riveting 6. 90-Degree Drilling 7. Reaming and Permanent Fasteners 8. Wing Structure 9. Fuselage Skin 10. Drilling Titanium 11. Drilling Composite 12. Sealant Application 13. Electrical Bond and Ground Composite Manufacturing

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Manufacturing Core - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 8 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 12/20/13 (Capacity = 160)

Program Description

Certificate in Basic Aviation Manufacturing, a critical and complex technical field of aviation manufacturing. The student will be introduced to valuable skills in aviation technology needed for a precision aerospace technologist. This certificate will provide a basic understanding of general aviation manufacturing procedures.

Program Skill Sets

Topics covered include basic aircraft familiarization, sealing, electrical bond and ground, aircraft drawings and work instructions, assembly hand tools, precision measuring and aviation materials and processes. Other areas covered are aircraft cleaning and corrosion control. The certificate includes 9 modules of theory and practical application.

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Manufacturing Quality Assurance - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 17 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 12/5/13, 3/28/14, 6/27/14 (Capacity = 30)

Program Description

Certificate in Aerospace Quality Assurance. The QA Certificate curriculum will educate the student in several areas critical to the manufacturing and aerospace assembly arena in respect to quality control, quality assurance, quality team dynamics, conflict resolution, and processes and statistical process control.

Program Skill Sets

The student will experience actual hands-on activities such as drilling, fastener installation, wire bundle installation, torque, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. In addition to the skills and knowledge listed above, students will gain experience in overall quality inspection, precision measurements, manufacturing documentation, specifications and standards that are applied in the working world of manufacturing and aerospace assembly.

Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Aerospace Manufacturing Tooling - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 17 Credits
Larry Cluphf - 425-347-8928
Ending: 02/13/14, 03/24/14, 05/01/14, 05/31/14, 06/11/14 (Capacity = 15)

Program Description

Students will learn the below skill sets. In addition, students should be able to demonstrate team building techniques, including how the importance of working in a manufacturing team environment affects overall production and quality.

Program Skill Sets

Students who complete this program will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the following equipment and standards used in the manufacturing of aerospace tooling projects: the safe use of hand, power, and floor mounted tools; application of precision measuring tools; acceptable tolerance applications and general dimensioning; tooling drawing interpretations; competency with deciphering and interpretation of general dimensioning and tooling (GD&T) symbols; manufacturing and quality standards documentation; and production tooling layout.

Degree Programs for Assembly

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Collision Repair Technology AAS - Kirkland, WA
AAS / 116 Credits
Jim Hicks - 425-739-8372
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Auto Collision Repair Technician AAS degree consists of one quarter of CORE training, four quarters of collision auto body repair in the following BLOCKS (Refinishing, Structural Repair, Non-Structural Repair, and Estimating / Shop Management) and a final quarter in Advanced Collision Repair. Some general academic classes are also required for the degree, depending on previous college credits. Students have the option of receiving a Certificate by completing the CORE quarter and any one of the BLOCK quarters listed above. Students will spend their first quarter of training in a transportation core curriculum. Students have the option of specializing in Restoration, or Custom Painting. The laboratory area is designed to simulate an actual industry repair environment and includes a state-of-the-art painting booth with the latest in high-tech equipment.

Program Skill Sets

Auto Collision Technician graduates will:

1. Be able to identify & use refinishing tools, equipment, & supplies, prep vehicles for painting, paint vehicles using various paint products, and detail vehicles to be delivered to a customer.

2. Be able to measure and analyze structural damage, straighten structural damage, remove and replace welded on panels, and apply correct corrosion protection to vehicles.

3. Be able to straighten damaged metal, use body fillers, perform plastic repairs, disassemble and reassemble cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s.

4. Be prepared to identify types of vehicle construction, identify and analyze collision damage, estimate repair costs using 3 different estimating systems, compare & analyze the differences between different shop management systems, use and understand mechanical & electrical terminology.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology AAS - Kirkland, WA
AAS / 120 Credits
Joe Gryniuk - 425-739-8343
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Program Mission: The Electronics Technology AAS degree prepares students to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter into either the electronics manufacturing industry as engineering technicians, electronics specialists, inspectors, managers, and testers, or into any of the high-tech industry maintaining multi-million dollar machines and devices utilized in almost all high-tech fields today. The Electronics Technology AAS degree exposes students to a basic core of skills through advanced electronics principles and applications. By focusing on the idea that a career in high-tech involves constant and continuing education, the student learns the importance of life-long learning. Through this, the program prepares its graduates for entry level positions in the rapidly growing high-tech industries of the 21st century.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technology AAS degree graduates will:

1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.

2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.

3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills.

4. Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Electronics Technology AAS-T - Kirkland, WA
AAS-T / 105 Credits
Joe Gryniuk
Ending: 03/26/14, 06/25/14 (Capacity = 24)

Program Description

Program Mission:

The Electronics Technology AAS Transfer degree prepares students to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter the electronics manufacturing industry as engineering technicians, electronics specialists, inspectors, managers, and testers or to pursue further education at the baccalaureate level. This degree is intended for students who may wish to transfer to specific colleges who accept the credits– check with your advisor. Achievement of this degree will prepare the transfer student for further study. Graduates will also be able to utilize the skills learned in this program to enter into either the electronics manufacturing industry as assemblers, inspectors, managers and testers, or into any high-tech industry maintaining one of the many multi-million dollar machines and devices utilized in almost all high-tech fields today.

Program Skill Sets

Electronics Technology AAS-Transfer degree graduates will:

1. Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as Electronics Technicians, Installers, Assemblers and Troubleshooters.

2. Be prepared with the skills to perform standard workplace functions with minimal supervision.

3. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills.

4. Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.

South Puget Sound Community College

Welding Technology - Olympia, WA
AAS
Ryan Fowler - 360-596-5312 - rfowler@spscc.edu
Ending: 12/13/13, 3/28/14, 6/19/14 (Capacity = 50)

Program Description

The Welding Technology Program is designed to introduce students to all phases of welding and cutting including Oxy-Acetylene, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Dual Shield, Metallic Inert Gas Welding, plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting processes, both manual and automatic feed. Emphasis will be placed on the proper setup, safety and use of shop equipment. Shop experience is gained through work done on a variety of practical projects, such as tanks, bumpers, home projects and art work, using various types of materials--cast iron, steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in various shapes, positions, and sizes.

Program Skill Sets

Demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Welding Technology:

1. Operate safely a variety of hand and power tools used in metal fabrication; brake, shear, drills, ironworker rolls and power saws.

2. Identify and know characteristics of a variety of metals used in the fabrication industry.

3. Perform different welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW.

4. Describe different filler metals for all welding processes and their numbering systems.

5. Demonstrate all thermal metal cutting processes; oxy-acetylene, plasma arc and heat treating.

6. Lay out projects using a minimum of materials and fabrication time.

7. Interpret blueprints and drawings including all weld symbols and specifications.

8. Communicate effectively.

9. Think logically and critically.

10. Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data.

11. Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world.

12. Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences.

Special/Other Certifications

W.A.B.O. welding certifications available to students and non-students.

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