Course DescriptionsCampus Location(s): Business & Technology
Engineering Technology Courses
ETEC 152 - Engineering Graphics and CADD I - 5.00 credits
Prerequisite: MATH 40 or MATH 40L or appropriate placement test score. Introduction to engineering communications and basic computer aided drafting/design (CADD). Emphasis on technical sketching, orthographic projection, drawing layout, drafting and CADD standards and conventions, dimensioning, sectioning, annotation and basic design principles. Foundation for computer aided drafting/design including file management, basic drawing commands, basic editing commands, layering, blocks and wblocks, dimensioning, polylines, hatching and plotting.
ETEC 153 - Descriptive Geometry - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152. Graphic solutions of spatial relationships between points, lines, angles, planes and solids. Includes mechanical, architectural and civil problems and concepts. Determining true length, angle, visibility, bearing, slope, intersections, parallelism and perpendicularity using CADD and technical sketching.
ETEC 155 - Introduction to Residential Architectural Drafting - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152. Introduction to residential architectural design and drafting. Course includes residential construction materials and methods, building codes, site selection, home styles, foundation plan, floor plan, electrical and plumbing plans, roof plan, elevations and wall sections, window and door schedules, energy efficiency and community considerations. An emphasis will be placed on design. A complete drawing set will be produced using CADD.
ETEC 169 - CADD I - 3.00 credits
Basic computer aided drafting and design (CADD) using a current industry standard CADD software package. Includes file management, basic drawing and editing commands, blocks and wblocks, dimensioning, polylines, hatching, plotting, intermediate drawing and editing commands and CADD standards (layers, text styles and dimension styles).
ETEC 170 - CADD I, Microstation - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152. An introduction to computer aided drafting/design (CADD) using Microstation. Topics will include creating basic and complex geometry, CADD standards, dimensioning, cells and cell libraries, plotting and reference files.
ETEC 200 - Applied Statics & Mechanics - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: MATH 104 or MATH 130. Foundation for mechanical and structural design calculations and procedures. Topics include vectors, free body diagrams, force analysis, truss design, column and beam selection, bearing plate design, and bolted connections.
ETEC 258 - Introduction to Machine Design - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152. An introduction to machine design with an emphasis on current materials and standard machine parts. Topics include advanced dimensioning, basic tolerancing, gearing, threads and thread notes, welding and weld symbols, bearings, adjustment and the drawing set. Course includes a comprehensive design project with drawing set.
ETEC 265 - Introduction to Civil Design - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: ETEC 152. An introduction to civil drafting and design using surveying and engineering data to draw civil engineering plans. Topics included are legal descriptions, plan and profile drawings, topographic mapping, cross-sections, and required calculations. An introduction to a Civil specific CADD package is included.
ETEC 268 - Introduction to Structural Steel Design - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152. Introduction to structural steel and structural steel blueprints. Topics include steel as a material, structural steel shapes, drawing types, connection methods and fabrication methods. The AISC Manual of Steel Construction will be introduced and used in reference to structural members and drawings.
ETEC 269 - Computer Aided Design II - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152 or ETEC 169. Advanced computer aided drafting and design (CADD). Advanced dimensioning and tolerancing techniques, attributes, advanced drawing aids, file management and basic customization. Effective use of model space, paper space and viewports. An introduction to three-dimensional wire frames, surface models, solid models and rendering tools.
ETEC 270 - Parametric Modeling, Inventor - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152 or concurrent enrollment or Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design (with a C grade or higher). An in-depth introduction to three-dimensional parametric modeling. A current release of an industry parametric modeler will be used to produce three-dimensional part files, assemblies, presentations and orthographic production documents. Students will work on individual and group projects to solve simulated industry design problems.
ETEC 271 - Parametric Modeling, Solidworks - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ETEC 152 or concurrent enrollment. An in-depth introduction to three-dimensional parametric modeling. A current release of an industry parametric modeler will be used to produce three-dimensional part files, assemblies, presentations and orthographic production documents. Students will work on individual and group projects to solve simulated industry design problems.