Design Engineering Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

DDT 104 : Basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design

This course provides an introduction to basic Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) functions and techniques, using “hands-on” applications. Topics include terminology, hardware, basic CADD and operating system functions, file manipulation, and basic CADD software applications in producing softcopy and hardcopy.

Credits

3

DDT 111 : Fundamentals of Drafting and Design Technology

This course serves as an introduction to the field of drafting and design and provides a foundation for the entire curriculum. Topics include safety, lettering, tools and equipment, geometric constructions, and orthographic sketching, and drawing.

Credits

3

DDT 114 : Industrial Blueprint Drawing

This course provides students with basic blueprint reading for various industrial applications. Topics include orthographic projection, dimensions and tolerances, symbols, industrial applications, scales and notes. This course may be tailored to meet a specific industry need.

Credits

3

DDT 117 : Manufacturing Processes

This course in materials and processes includes the principles and methodology of material selection, application, and manufacturing processes. Emphasis is directed to solids to include material characteristics, castings, forging, and die assemblies. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and understand the significance of materials’ properties, structure, basic manufacturing processes, and express and interpret material specifications.

Credits

3

DDT 124 : Intro to Technical Drawing

This course covers sections, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. Emphasis will be placed on the theory as well as the mechanics of applying sections, basic dimensioning, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry.

Credits

3

DDT 127 : Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting and Design

This course covers intermediate-level concepts and applications of CADD. Emphasis will be placed on intermediate-level features, commands, and applications of CADD software.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 104, DDT 111, DDT 124 or permission of instructor.

DDT 128 : Intermediate Technical Drawing

This course is designed to develop a strong foundation in common drafting and design practices and procedures. Topics include dimensioning concepts and pictorial drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 111, DDT 124 or instructor approval.

DDT 131 : Machine Drafting Basics

This course in machine drafting and design provides instruction in the largest speciality area of drafting in the United States, in terms of scope and job opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on the applications of multi-view drawings, including drawing organization and content, title blocks and parts lists, assembly drawings, detail drawings, dimensioning and application of engineering controls in producing industrial-type working drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to organize, layout, and produce industrial-type working drawings, including the application of title blocks, parts lists, assemblies, details, dimensions, and engineering controls.

Credits

3

DDT 132 : Architectural Drafting

This course in architectural design and drafting introduces basic terminology, concepts and principles of architectural design and drawing. Topics include design considerations, lettering, terminology; site plans, and construction drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to draw, dimension, and specify basic residential architectural construction drawings.

Credits

3

DDT 134 : Descriptive Geometry

This course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts of descriptive geometry through an emphasis on logical reasoning, visualization, and practical applications. Topics include orthographic projection, points and lines in space, auxiliary views, plane representation, intersecting and nonintersecting lines, piercing and intersecting planes, plane development, and calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to project and intersect points, lines, and planes, with their relationships in space, as well as develop surfaces of an object for fabrication purposes.

Credits

3

DDT 191 : Drafting Internship

This course is designed for those who are involved in a structured employment situation that is directly related to the field of drafting and design and is coordinated with the drafting instructor. The student must spend as least 5 hours per week in an activity planned and coordinated jointly by the instructor and the employer. Upon completion, students should have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

Credits

1

DDT 192 : Drafting Internship

This course is limited to those who are involved in a structured employment situation that is directly related to the field of drafting and design and is coordinated with the drafting instructor. The student must spend at least 10 hours per week in an activity planned and coordinated jointly by the instructor and the employer. Upon completion, students should have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

Credits

2

DDT 193 : Drafting Internship

This course is limited to those who are involved in a structured employment situation that is directly related to the field of drafting and design and is coordinated with the drafting instructor. The student must spend at least 15 hours per week in an activity planned and coordinated jointly by the instructor and the employer. Upon completion, students should have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

Credits

3

DDT 211 : Intermediate Machine Drafting

This second course in machine drafting and design provides more advanced instruction in the largest speciality area of drafting. Topics include applications of previously developed skills in the organization and development of more complex working drawings, use of vendor catalogs and the Machinery’s Handbook for developing specifications, and use of standardized abbreviations in working drawings.

Credits

3

DDT 212 : Intermediate Architectural Drafting

This second course in architectural design and drafting continues with more advanced and detailed architectural plans. Topics include floor construction and detailing, foundation, wall, and roof construction and detailing; use of standards manuals; perspective drawings; electrical plans; plumbing plans; and building materials, with emphasis on residential and some light commercial applications. Upon completion, students should be able to draw and specify advanced-level plans including various architectural details.

Credits

3

DDT 213 : Civil Drafting, Plat Maps

This course introduces the drafting practices, symbols, conventions, and standards utilized in civil engineering contract documents. Topics include site planning, land surveying, topographic surveys, along with civil terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to draw accurate plat maps giving legal descriptions of land parcels, draw simple site plans, and identify and use proper symbols and conventions on civil engineering drawings.

Credits

3

DDT 214 : Pipe Drafting

This course covers the theory and practical application needed to understand piping fundamentals as used in refineries and petrochemical plants. Topics include process and mechanical flow diagrams, plant equipment, isometric drawings, instrumentation symbols, pipe symbols, flanges, fittings, and applications of basic math and trigonometry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate pipe drafting techniques and fundamentals in order to prepare working drawings used in refineries and the petrochemical industrial environment.

Credits

3

DDT 215 : Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

This course is designed to teach fundamental concepts of size description by geometric methods including appropriate engineering controls. Emphasis is placed on the drawing and application of common geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols to engineering drawings as designated by the latest ANSI/ASME Standards. Upon completion, students should be able to use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols in applying size information and manufacturing controls to working drawings.

Credits

3

DDT 216 : Design of Structural Wood Members

This course provides structural theory and rule-of-thumb design for structural wood members. Joists, beams, girders, rafters, posts, and columns are designed as related to residential and light commercial needs. Bending moment, shear, and slenderness rations are discussed as well as code requirements and rule-of-thumb. Emphasis is placed upon competency.

Credits

3

DDT 220 : Advanced Technical Drawing

This course covers the methods of providing size description and manufacturing information for production drawings. Emphasis will be placed on accepted dimensioning and tolerancing practices including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for both the Customary English system and the ISO System. Upon completion, students should be able to apply dimensions, tolerances, and notes to drawings to acceptable standards, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and produce drawings using and specifying common threads and various fasteners, including welding methods.

Credits

3

DDT 222 : Advanced Architectural Drafting

This third course in architectural design and drafting continues with advanced architectural plans, including a slant toward light commercial construction. Topics include climate control plans, application of building codes, building materials and finish specifications, cost estimating, and bid specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply current techniques in producing advanced-level architectural plans, including residential and light commercial applications.

Credits

3

DDT 225 : Structural Steel Drafting

This course covers the theory and practical applications necessary to understand the basic design and terminology of structural steel components used in light commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on structural steel drafting techniques, bolted and welded connections, framing plans, sections, fabrication and connection details, and bills of material. Upon completion, students should be able to produce engineering and shop drawings incorporating standard shapes, sizes, and details using the A.I.S.C. Manual and incorporating safety practices.

Credits

3

DDT 227 : Strength of Materials

This course in statics and strength of materials includes the study of forces and how they act and react on bodies and structures. Topics include the effects of forces as found in structures and machines under conditions of equilibrium, how materials resist forces, strengths of common construction materials and structural components. Force systems such as parallel, concurrent, and non-current are studied in coplanar and non-coplanar situations are included. Upon completion, student should understand and be able to apply the principles of force in engineering drawings.

Credits

4

DDT 231 : Advanced Cad

This course covers the advanced applications of CAD software to engineering projects in various applications, including architectural, civil, mechanical, and environmental engineering, with consideration for advanced physical and psychological principle of CAD. These principles will be applied toward CAD customization and programming principles, for the expressed purpose of increasing productivity and improving the performance of the CAD operator, thereby, making CAD much more productive in an engineering environment. Emphasis will be place on using intelligent CAD techniques to increase the quality of output. And, 3D modeling and rendering will be introduced. Upon completion, students should be able to apply advanced CAD techniques in solving complex problems related to all engineering applications.

Credits

3

DDT 233 : Solids Modeling

This course provides instruction in 3D Design Modeling utilizing the 3D capabilities of CAD software. Emphasis is placed on 3D wire-frame, surface and solids modeling along with the development of 2D detail drawings from 3D models.

Credits

3

DDT 236 : Design Project

This course is designed for advanced students who aspire to more advanced and specialized skills in one certain drafting area. Emphasis will be place on the student’s ability to apply the principles learned in previous drafting classes in one special area, as approved by the instructor. The required project must be agreed upon by the instructor and the student, as well as how the work is to be accomplished. Upon completion, students should further reinforce previously learned concepts by applying engineering principles and controls to a personal design project.

Credits

3

DDT 238 : Special Topics in Cad

This course in special CAD and multimedia topics covers special capabilities possible with CAD software, especially in conjunction with other graphical software, such as virtual “walk-throughs” or multimedia presentations. Topics include but are not limited to combining CAD software, image editing software, authoring software, and 3D software into one harmonious relationship to produce multimedia presentations. Upon completion, students should be aware of and understand how to utilize several software packages to produce multimedia presentations.

Credits

3

DDT 239 : Independent Studies

This course provides practical application of prior attained skills and experiences as selected by the instructor for the individual student. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge from prior courses toward the solution of individual drafting and design problems. Upon completion, students will demonstrate the application of previously attained skills and knowledge in the solution of typical drafting applications and problems.

Credits

3

DDT 290 : Survey of Aerospace Technology

This course provides a survey of Aerospace technology including the history of spaceflight, propulsion, orbital mechanics, and the space environment. A discussion of unmanned spacecraft and the manned space program is also included, as well as debate about the future, with solid facts and some speculation about humankind’s ventures in the final frontier.

Credits

3

DDT 291 : Co-Op

These courses constitue a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to drafting. In these courses the employer evaluates the student’s productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Instructor approval required.