Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Product Design Discipline

The Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Product Design Discipline (C1_EDD1) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
Elective1   Discipline Track 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MATH2 1314 College Algebra  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Discipline Track 3
Elective1   Discipline Track 3
DFTG 2319 Interm. Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
Elective1   Discipline Track 3
Elective1   Discipline Track 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Product Design:

30

 

  1. Students must select five courses from the following track:
    MCHN 1319 - Manufacturing Materials and Processes
    DTFG 2302 - Machine Drafting
    DFTG 2323 - Pipe Drafting
    METL 1301 - Introduction to Metallurgy
    INMT 1311 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    DFTG 2335 - Advanced Technical Mechanical Design
    CETT 1409 - DC-AC Circuits
    DFTG 1391 - Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology
  2. Students planning to complete the AAS degree in architectural engineering technology, pre-engineered metal building drafting and design, or mechanical engineering should take MATH 1314-College Algebra.

Note: A capstone certification exam is required of all certificate students completing the certificate program. The certificate will not be awarded without completion and passing with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Courses should be taken sequentially, in the order shown, considering individual published course prerequisites.

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