Skagit Valley College

Technical Design

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Our program gives you the skills and experience you need for a great career in technical design. A wide variety of career opportunities exist for trained CAD Technicians.

  • Program Options

    Students will be introduced to a variety of software design tools commonly used in industry, such as: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, and 3D Studio Max. Through the training and support of the Technical Design program at SVC, students will gain knowledge about workplace safety, work effectively in a manufacturing team environment, operate standard design tools and CAD equipment and create industrial blueprints for effective graphic communication.

  • Certificate Options

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Technical Design program will be able to:

    • Proficiently use a CAD work station including storage and retrieval of CAD documents.
    • Use calculation skills to determine the precise size of features shown on technical drawings.
    • Use computer technology to exchange information and develop technical drawings.
    • Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of work teams.
    • Use fundamental skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening & computing to communicate in the workplace.
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Contact Us

Bruce Poole, Chair
Manufacturing Technology &
Technical Design Departments
Hodson Hall, Room 115

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Program Information Sessions

For program information or a current schedule of dates/times for information sessions, please contact the department chair or admissions.