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(Level I Certificate)
(Block Scheduling available at Richland College)
- Students pursuing this award program are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: C1.ADV.MAN.DES
This certificate teaches students to design products using relevant engineering concepts and computer-aided design (CAD) technologies. The award prepares students to use the latest CAD technologies to produce two- and three-dimensional assembly, solid construction, parametric construction and tooling drawings and to provide engineering specifications. Students learn to build scale models, communicate technical information, and solve mechanical engineering problems. In addition to covering CAD technologies and general education requirements, coursework may include:
- Manufacturing processes
- Technical drafting and math
- Computer applications and mechanical concepts
- Materials, statics, and tool design
- Design elements and problems
- Mechanical engineering basics
- Ability to design products, processes, and systems; and to communicate sophisticated mechanical engineering concepts and ideas through drawings, computer images, and symbols.
- Real-world problem solving
- Students learn engineering design, additive manufacturing, jig and fixture design, mold design, F.E.A sustainable design and many other areas of mechanical engineering design.
The program teaches a design process that encourages creativity, craftsmanship, and personal expression, aesthetics, and emphasizes brainstorming and need finding. The coursework provides students with the skills necessary to carry projects from initial concept to completion of working prototypes. Students will operate a 3D printer to produce prototype design through additive manufacturing.
|DFTG 1309||Basic Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|DFTG 1345||Parametric Modeling and Design||3|
|DFTG 2332||Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|DFTG 2440||Solid Modeling/Design||4|
|DFTG 2335||Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||16|
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.