Course Descriptions

Engineering Design Technology, TC

CAT 101 CATIA Part Design & Sketcher 4 Cr Hrs

Core course of CATIA V5.  Course covers the creation of solid parts without complex contours.  Students will be introduced to the part environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work between Sketcher and Part Design workbenches to create individual parts.

CAT 102 CATIA Drafting 4 Cr Hrs

This course covers the creation of engineering drawings. Students will be introduced to the drafting environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to create drawings from parts and products. Prerequisite: CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 105 CATIA Assembly Design 4 Cr Hrs

This course covers the use of multiple parts to create an assembly. It also covers the various analytical and navigation tools that are available within an assembly. Students will be introduced to the product environment of CATIA V5 and learn how to work with multiple parts between the Assembly Design, DMU Space Analysis and DMU Navigator workbenches. Prerequisite:  CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

CAT 110 CATIA Wireframe & Surfaces 4 Cr Hrs

Extension of the parts environment covers the use of wireframe and surface geometry to create complex contours. Cores concentrate on the tools available and how to integrate this geometry back into a solid part. Prerequisite:  CAT101 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

Provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations, job acquisition, job retention, job advancement and professional image skills. 

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading 2 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

MCD 105 Technical Drafting I 1

MCD 110 Principles of Tool Design 2 Cr Hrs

Provides an understanding of the general methods of tool design with emphasis on jigs and fixtures. Instruction and projects enable students to develop ideas into practical specifications for modern manufacturing methods.

MCD 115 Machine Drafting & Design 3 Cr Hrs

Includes instruction in creative design, geometric construction, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sectioning, isometrics, obliques, specifications and notes, manufacturing engineering techniques and Machinery’s Handbook. Includes developing prints of working drawings, researching trade periodicals, learning machine terminology, using ANSI Standards and basic manufacturing blueprint development. Prerequisites: MCD 113 Technical Drafting and MCD 121 Descriptive Geometry or instructor approval. 

MCD 116 Introduction to CAD 5 Cr Hrs

Introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) and examines the hardware that makes up a CAD workstation. It also covers the Microsoft Windows operating system that enables the equipment to function as a unit. The course shows how to use AutoCAD to set up drawings and construct lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions and text. Students use display and editing techniques to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course also introduces recommended drafting standards for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD. 

MCD 121 Descriptive Geometry 3 Cr Hrs

Students use computers to study descriptive geometry as it applies to drafting, and they determine true length of lines, true shapes of planes and apply descriptive geometry to real problems. Students also create flat pattern layouts to form three-dimensional shapes. Prerequisite: MCD 116 Introduction to CAD or instructor approval.

MCD 124 Advanced AutoCAD 4 Cr Hrs

Explores the three-dimensional construction and viewing capabilities of AutoCAD. Topics covered include a review of point coordinate entry system and the user coordinate system (UCS). Spherical and cylindrical coordinate entry, 3-D viewing and display techniques, construction of 3-D solid primitives, 2-D regions, solid-modeling composites and surfaces are also introduced. The use of multiple viewports for 3-D constructions and creating 2-D layouts are covered. Visual styles and rendering are also discussed. Prerequisite: MCD 115 Machine Drafting and Design or instructor approval. 

MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra  3 Cr Hrs

Simplifying algebraic expressions. Solving equations and word problems involving linear and quadratic polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents and radicals. Graphing linear and quadratic functions. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees to fulfill a math requirement. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in EBS 120 Elementary Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

 

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication. 

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