Design Engineering Technology

Available: Shoals Campus
Advisors: Trenton Allen (5257) Anthony.Allen@nwscc.edu

Design Engineering prepares students for the manufacturing and construction industry. Today, the drafter is a highly skilled technician with an ability to visualize objects three dimensionally before they are physically created. By using traditional manual tools or computer assisted methods, the drafter creates drawings that describe the shape and size of the product or project.

Design Engineering instruction at the College is offered in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced levels of drafting and design. Advanced courses train students for the development of drawings in mechanical and architectural design. Related studies prepare the student academically in mathematics, physics, psychology, and English.

A graduate of the program will be generally qualified to enter the industry as an entry level draftsperson, detailer, or apprentice designer. Graduates are encouraged to continue education toward a professional degree in engineering or architecture.

Entering students are required to complete ORI 107. Transfer students are exempt from this requirement.

 

Notes:

* Drafting Electives totaling 5 semester hours are required. Students should consult with advisor concerning other possible electives from other program areas.

* Computer competency skills are embedded within one or more courses required in this curriculum.

 

Area I: Written Composition

* Keyboarding skills are essential for the successful completion of English 101.

 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts

Preferred ART 100 or MUS 101. *Note SPH107 or foreign language may NOT be the one course designated to fulfill the SACSCOC Core Requirement for Humanities and Fine Arts.
Please choose from one of the following: 

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
10

Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Science

Please choose from one of the following:

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3
Total credits:
70

Overview

Program

Type

Associate in Applied Science