Plan of Study

Associate in Applied Science: 75 Credit Hours

Technical Course Requirements: 46 Credit Hours
Engineering Graphics Technology: 46 Hours
ETDG 1143 Introduction to Design/Drafting
Students learn basic use and application of AutoCAD as a drafting tool through the creation of geometrical shapes, parts, drawings, and electrical symbols and schematics. Students also gain a basic understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, and architectural design and drafting. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra or higher. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 1192 Applied AutoCAD
Each learner produces geometric figures using basic AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, and progress to advanced AutoCAD features that enhance productivity and accuracy. Drawings are scaled and plotted according to industry standards. All learners use the Windows operating system to manage drawing files, and compare their time on a project with the minimum acceptable time allotted to a practicing technician for completion of the same task. In order to improve life-long learning skills, the learner uses written or on-line resources to independently determine a solution when presented with an unknown concept. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 1253 Technical Drawing
Using visualization skills and considering spatial relationships each learner creates technical drawings that include orthographic, section and auxiliary views. Complete dimensioned drawings are created according ANSI and other industry standards. Using Microsoft software, all learners produce a bill of material, calculate unit conversions and perform Internet research. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 1523 Architectural Design
Students use architectural theories to design an aesthetic and structurally sound, light commercial building, and apply drafting standards to produce construction documents while maintaining ADA specifications for the purpose of building a commercial structure. Students also use software that allows designers early exploration of design concepts and forms, and the ability to more accurately maintain the designer’s vision through the design, documentation, and construction process. Make a change and it’s automatically updated across the project, an essential element in the building information modeling (BIM) process. The software taught supports sustainable design, clash detection, and construction planning and fabrication. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2143 Architectural Modeling
Students learn to use software that allows designers early exploration of design concepts and forms, and the ability to more accurately maintain the designer’s vision through the design, documentation and construction process. Make a change and it’s automatically updated across the project, an essential element in the building information modeling (BIM) process. This software provides support to sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning and fabrication. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2223 Pipe Drafting
The principles of piping systems function and design, preparation of pipe drawings from sketches and specifications, bills of material handling and preparation. It also includes introduction of heat exchangers, calculation of pipe and equipment for drawings and design requirements using industry standards. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143; corequisite: MATH 1513, ETDG 1253, ETDG 1192.
ETDG 2293 Mechanical Design
The design of machine systems using the principles of mechanical design ergonomics, economics and production processes. Students increase their drafting and design competency through development of detail and assembly drawings and associated technical documents. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: ETDG 1192, ETDG 1253, ETDG 2423; Corequisite: MATH 1613.
ETDG 2423 SolidWorks
Students use SolidWorks, mechanical design automation software to create parametric, solid models of parts and assemblies, taking into consideration design intent and file naming conventions. Mechanical assemblies and detail drawings are derived from individual solid parts. Solid model part files are converted to an appropriate format for use in manufacturing processes. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2523 Design Drafting Capstone
The culminating experience in the fundamental theories and practices in Design Drafting. Expands the concepts presented in previous course work through simulation and actual problem resolution. Lab. Prerequisites: program instructor approval and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
ETDG 2623 Building Structures
Students create construction documents of structural steel framework and support systems of commercial and industrial buildings using their own design for beam-to-girder and beam- to-column connections. Students calculate dimensional and design information using the Manual of Steel Construction as a reference. Students create fabrication drawings of the individual components of framework and support systems of buildings for manufacturing and delivery to the construction site. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1253. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1613
ETDG 2674 Civil Drafting
Students develop an understanding of the field of Civil Drafting, which includes standard procedures, plan and profile sheets, alignments, and other key elements of the civil design field. Students also use a computer aided design program to gather, analyze, compile and manipulate data to create accurate and fully integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping projects. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: ETDG 1192, ETDG 1253. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1613.
ETDG 2812 Design Drafting Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: recommendation by program instructor and minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
CET 2323 Statics
Students learn and apply concepts of forces, moments, reactions, free-body diagrams, friction, internal forces and moments of inertia. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1613, PHYS 1114.
General Education Requirements: 29 Credit Hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
Communication Arts: 9 Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Mathematics: 6 Credit Hours
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
Social Science: 6 Credit Hours
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
POLS 1113 U.S. Government
Science: 4 Credit Hours
PHYS 1114 General Physics I
Interdepartmental Requirements: 1 Credit Hour
ORIE 1011 College Strategies
ETDG 2411 Employment Orientation