Engineering Design Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

DDT 104: Basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
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. (Utilizing AutoCad software)

DDT 114: Industrial Blueprint Reading

Hours 3
Theory Hours
3

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

DDT 115: Blueprint Reading for Machinists

Hours 3
Theory Hours
3
This course provides the students with terms and definitions, theory of orthographic projection, and other information required to interpret drawings used in the machine trades. Topics include multi-view projection, pictorial drawings, dimensions and notes, lines and symbols, and sketching. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings used in the machine trades.

DDT 116: Blueprint Reading for Construction

Hours 3
Theory Hours
3
This course provides the students with terms and definitions, theory of orthographic projection, and other information required to interpret drawings used in the construction trades. Topics include multi-view projection, dimensions and notes, lines and symbols, sketching, foundations plans, site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, electrical plans, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings used in the construction trades.

DDT 117: Manufacturing Processes

Hours 3
Theory Hours
3
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 to express and interpret material specifications.

DDT 124: Basic Technical Drawing

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
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.

DDT 131: Machine Drafting Basics

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course in machine drafting and design provides instruction in the largest specialty 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, lay out, and produce industrial-type working drawings, including the application of title blocks, parts lists, assemblies, details, dimensions, and engineering controls.
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 132: Architectural Drafting

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
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.
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 133: Basic Surveying

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course covers the use of surveying instruments, mathematical calculations, and the theory of land surveying. Topics include USGS benchmarks, measuring horizontal and vertical angles and distances, terms, and recording and interpreting field notes. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize benchmarks and measure, specify, and record field notes.

DDT 193: Drafting Internship

Hours 3
Internship Hours
15
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, the student will have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

DDT 211: Intermediate Machine Drafting

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This second course in machine drafting and design provides more advanced instruction in the largest specialty 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.
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 212: Intermediate Architectural Drafting

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This second course in architectural design and drafting continues with more advanced and detailed architectural plans. Topics include interior elevations, plot plans, and interior details. Upon completion, students should be able to draw and specify advanced level plans including various architectural details.
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 220: Advanced Technical Drawing

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
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 ANSI 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.
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 226: Technical Illustration

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course provides the student with various methods of illustrating structures and machine parts. Topics include axonometric drawings; exploded assembly drawings; one-point, two-point, and three- point perspectives, surface textures, and renderings. Upon completion, students should be able to produce drawings and illustrations using the previously described methods.

DDT 231: Advanced CAD

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in Advanced CAD topics. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in Advanced CAD skill sets. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified and agreed upon between the student and instructor. (Utilizing AutoCad software)
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 233: Intermediate 3D Modeling

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course emphasizes the more advanced techniques in 3D solid modeling. It covers advanced features of part creation, part editing, and analysis. Some techniques that will be discussed are: lofting, sweeping, sheet metal part creation, interference checking and stress analysis. Upon completion of the course students should be able to create advanced 3D models and perform stress analysis/interference checking. (Utilizing Inventory software)

DDT 235: Specialized CAD

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in Specialized CAD topics. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in Specialized CAD skill sets. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified by the instructor. (Utilizing Revit software)

DDT 237: Current Topics in CAD

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects relating to the Current topics in CAD. Emphasis is placed on attainment of skills related to changes in current CAD technology. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified by the instructor. (Utilizing Solid Works software)

DDT 239: Independent Studies

Hours 3 Lab Hours 6
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. With completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the application of previously attained skills and knowledge in the solution of typical drafting applications and problems.

DDT 244: Advanced 3D Modeling

Hours 3 Lab Hours 4
Theory Hours
1
In this course, students will receive instruction on advanced 3D modeling concepts such as surfacing, advanced sheet metal creation and editing, assemblies utilizing sub-assemblies, advanced assembly features and top down design, and 3D sketching and weldments. Students will continue to enhance their skills using 3D software to produce 3D models using advanced techniques and create detailed industry ready 2D working drawings. Students will also use industry standard dimensioning and advanced tolerancing practices per ANSI standards as applicable to 3D design and working drawings. Students will explore current industry topics and work on team building exercises in an effort to prepare the students for the workforce. (Utilizing Solid Works software for CSWA Certification)
Prerequisite Courses

DDT 286: Co-Op

Hours 1
Internship Hours
5
These courses constitute a series wherein in the students 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.

DDT 288: Co-Op

Hours 2
Internship Hours
10
These courses constitute a series wherein in the students 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.

DDT 291: Co-Op

Hours 3
Internship Hours
15
These courses constitute a series wherein in the students 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.