Mechanical Design Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MDT 100 : Engineering Blue Prints

This course covers the reading of technical blueprints. Topics include drawing techniques, materials used in manufacturing and fabrication, language, standards, mechanical components, machining procedures, and symbols. The student will be expected to apply the concepts learned to technical drawing to determine any dimension or specification required.

hours

3

MDT 105 : Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

This course teaches the basic techniques and concepts used in setting up a computer-aided software program on a personal computer to make technical drawings. Students use AutoCAD in application of drawing / design techniques. Students will be expected to draw proper basic multi-view drawings using AutoCAD by the completion of the course.

hours

3

MDT 111 : Mechanical Drawing

This course covers the basic principles and practices in mechanical drafting / design, incorporating computer-aided drafting equipment. The use of proper lines, dimensions, and notations are covered in regard to multi-view orthographic drawings. Students will be expected to draw the proper views of objects using computer-aided drafting software.

hours

3

MDT 122 : Architectural Drawing

This course covers the basics of architectural drawings related to residential and small commercial applications using computer-aided drafting equipment. Topics covered will be basic floor plans, light construction methods and materials, roofs, stair construction, layout, utilities, windows, doors, wall, and necessary detail drawings. The student will be expected to make basic architectural drawings using computer-aided software.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 123 : Architectural Drawing II

This course covers the basics of architectural drawings related to residential, small commercial and industrial applications using computer-aided drafting equipment. Topics covered will be basic floor plans, light construction methods and materials, roofs, stair construction, layout, utilities, windows, doors, wall, and necessary detail drawings. The student will be expected to make basic architectural drawings using computer-aided software.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 146 : AutoCAD CADD

This course covers the concepts and commands necessary to use AutoCAD software for computer-aided drafting/design purposes. Topics include basic screen features, equipment, software limitations, view presentations, plotting of drawings, and scaling as applied to basic drafting/design technical drawings. The students will be expected to use the AutoCAD software commands and the computer equipment to start and complete basic multi-view drawings.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 147 : Inventor CADD

In this course students will use the beginning and intermediate techniques of Inventor computer-aided drafting/design software to develop and render 3-D solids. Topics include Sketching, 3-modeling commands, specialized software applications development of 2-D drawings from the 3-D models, rendering and plotting. The student will be able to develop the sketches necessary to create 3-D solids and turn them into 2-D drawings for fabrication.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 187 : Advanced Inventor Cadd

In this course students will use advanced techniques of Inventor computer-aided drafting/design software to develop and render 3-D solid model assemblies. Topics include advanced sketching and 3-modeling commands, animation software applications and stress analysis applications. The student will be able to develop the sketches necessary to create 3-D solids, assemblies, animation and perform stress analysis on parts and assemblies.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 147

MDT 202 : SOLIDWORKS CADD

This course introduces the student to parametric, feature-based, solid modeling, using the 3-D concepts of SOLIDWORKS computer-aided design software. Topics include the commands, concepts, views, dimensioning, and techniques to design solid-model parts quicker than 2-D software. The student will be able to use SOLIDWORKS computer-aided design software to properly draw the views necessary to manufacture a part.

hours

3

MDT 203 : CREO CADD

This course covers the use and application of CREO computer-aided drafting/design software using parametric concepts of 3-D design for solid modeling on a high level computer work station. This course covers the commands, concepts, and applications of the CREO software to develop 3-D parts, draw assemblies, working drawings, and rendering of design parts. The student will be able to use the CREO software with competency to develop accurate technical drawings of parts.

hours

3

MDT 211 : Advanced Mechanical Drawings

This course focuses on the application of standards used in drafting / designing auxiliary, section, detail, and assembly views, using computer-aided drafting / design software. Topics include the proper use and techniques of computer-aided drafting / design, the arrangement of auxiliary, detail, and section views. The student will be expected to apply the skills and techniques to make technical drawings, using computer-aided drafting / design software.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105, MDT 111, MDT 146

MDT 215 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Mechanical Design. 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.

hours

1

MDT 216 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Mechanical Design. 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.

hours

2

MDT 217 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Mechanical Design. 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.

hours

3

MDT 221 : Machine Design

This course covers the design concepts necessary to develop the technical drawings and features to manufacture or fabricate a part or assembly using computer-aided drafting / design software. The topics covered are the concepts and design constraints of gears, drive systems, bearings, belts, shafts, chains, fasteners, and springs. The student will be expected to apply the concepts and design constraints to properly design machine components and systems.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105, MDT 111

MDT 252 : Advanced Solidworks CADD

This course broadens the student's concepts of parametric, feature-based, solid modeling using the 3-D concepts of parts. The student will be able to use SOLIDWORKS computer-aided design software to draw properly the views necessary to manufacture advanced designed parts.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 202

MDT 261 : HVAC and Pipe Systems Design

This course covers topics and concepts related to the design of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and piping systems in residential, industrial, and commercial applications. The topics covered are the design considerations and constraints of HVAC and pipe systems, sizing, symbols, layout, restrictions, and single and double line pipe drawings using computer-aided drafting / design software. The student will be expected to use the design specifications to design and to draw HVAC and pipe systems.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 271 : Structural and Weld Design

This course covers the design concepts of structural steel beams and welding techniques. The topics covered are the symbols, types of beams, sizing, joining, bill of materials, beam drawing techniques, scaling, beam details, welding concepts, welding symbols, and welding applications. The student will be able to design and to draw the necessary beam structural to support a load according to specifications and will be able to read and to design the weld type and size.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 272 : Electrical and Electronic Design

This course covers the design concepts related to electrical and electronic technical prints. The topics covered are the symbols, circuit analysis, drawing types, components, functions of components, schematics, programmable logic control circuits, ladder logic control circuits, motor control circuits, and specifications. The student will use computer-aided software to design and to draw the proper technical prints for electrical and/or electronic applications.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105

MDT 280 : 3-D Studio Max

This course covers the use of 3-D Studio Max computer-aided design software to make technical and pictorial animated drawings to design 3-D objects for presentations. This course covers the commands, application of equipment, concepts, views, dimensions, and techniques particular to this software for design of parts. Upon completion the student will make a 3-D animated presentation of their design.

hours

3

MDT 293 : Advanced Pro-Engineer

This course covers the use and application of Pro-Engineer computer-aided drafting/design software using parametric concepts of 3-D design for solid modeling on a high level computer work station. This course covers advanced concepts, and application of the Pro-Engineer software to develop 3-D parts, draw assemblies, working drawings, and rendering of design parts. The student will be able to use the Pro-Engineer software with competency to develop accurate technical drawings of complicated parts.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 203 Pro-Engineering CADD

MDT 295 : Computerized Structure Analysis

This course covers the use and application of Solid Works computer-aided drafting / design software application of COSMOS software to perform analysis of structures in regard to force load and/or heat transfer. The course covers the commands, concepts, and applications of the software that to develop 3-D analysis of structures. The student will be able to use the analysis software with competency to develop accurate technical analysis of design parameters.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 146, MDT 202