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Program Overview

The Engineering Design curriculum prepares students to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to create working drawings, graphic representations and computer simulations for mechanical and industrial designs. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, specification interpretation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, drafting calculations, two dimensional and three dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD)and manufacturing materials and processes. Graduates should qualify for employment in mechanical areas such as manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

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These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects. Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, engineering technicians, CAD systems managers, industrial and technology managers, research technicians and graphic technicians.

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

DFT-111 Technical Drafting I 2
DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1
DFT-151 CAD I 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3

Spring Semester

DFT-112 Technical Drafting II 2
DFT-112A Technical Drafting II Lab 1
MEC-111 Machine Processes I 3
DFT-152 CAD II 3
CIV-125 Civil/Surveying CAD 3
DFT-154 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3
MEC-110 Introduction to CAD/CAM 2

Summer Semester

ARC-111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 3
DDF-221 Design Drafting Project 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 37 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
DFT-111 Technical Drafting I 2
DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab 1
DFT-151 CAD I 3

Spring Semester

DFT-152 CAD II 3
DFT-154 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3
MEC-111 Machine Processes I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively contribute to the product development and manufacturing processes within a variety of organizational settings.
  • Demonstrate an ability to balance technical and logical thinking with creative thinking to successfully master the product development process.
  • Effectively use relevant software and hardware to research and design product development solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behavior, and self-conduct commensurate with industry expectations.

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,014.25 $10,118.25
Books and Supplies $725.75 $725.75
Total Cost $3,740.00 $10,844.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,465.50 $4,921.50
Books and Supplies $610.75 $610.75
Total Cost $2,076.25 $5,532.25

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