SLCC General Catalog

Engineering Design / Drafting Technology AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

Engineering Design/Drafting Technology is a profession that encompasses a variety of engineering disciplines that are always in high demand: mechanical, civil, piping, electronics, structural, and industrial. Students develop skills in technical drafting, CAD (Computer Aided Design), and the drafting practices specific to each of these discipline areas. Drafters and designers are an integral part of a project team in every field, developing the drawings and designs for fabrication and construction.

The AAS degree provides, in addition to the certificate, an emphasis in specific discipline areas such as: electromechanical, structural steel detailing, piping, and civil, and depth in CAD areas such as customization, solid modeling, and discipline specific software. Courses covering design theory, manufacturing processes and problem-solving, as well as elective depth courses in related areas provide knowledge and skills that will enhance the students’ ability to advance to the level of designer in industry.

Career Opportunities

AAS degree students or students with one year of experience develop their own drawings from design specifications or field sketches and can expect between $15 and $17 to start. Two to four years of work experience will generally raise the employee to the level of designer at salaries from $38,000 to $52,000 per year.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Engineering Design/Drafting Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the sample schedule, time to completion is 18 months

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1060

Trigonometry

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Note: Students who may want to pursue an AS degree in the future should take either LE 1220, as it meets the Social Science (SS), or COMM 2110, as it meets the Interdisciplinary (ID) requirement. 

Required Courses: (37 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDDT 1010

Tech Drafting I*

3

A

 

EDDT 1040

Intro to CAD*

3

A

 

EDDT 1100

Adv AutoCAD

2

A

EDDT 1040

EDDT 1200

Tech Drafting II

4

A

EDDT 1010 and EDDT 1100 (may be taken concurrently)

EDDT 1420

Basic MicroStn

2

A

 

EDDT 2160

Statics & Strgth of Mat

5

F

MATH 1060 or 1080

EDDT 2180

Elec Drafting

3

F

EDDT 1100

EDDT 2190

Civil Drafting

2

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 and 1420

EDDT 2240

Steel Detailing

3

F

EDDT 1040 and MATH 1010

EDDT 2340

Manufacturing Process

2

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 (may be taken concurrently) Coreq: EDDT 2350

EDDT 2350

Manufac Process Lab

1

F, Sp

Coreq: EDDT 2340

EDDT 2360

Pipe Drafting

2

Sp

EDDT 1040 or 1420

EDDT 2540

Geo Dimen Tol

2

Sp

EDDT 1040

EDDT 2600

Modeling w/ SolidWorks

3

F, Sp

EDDT 1040 or CAD experience

   * May be waived for equivalent experience or course.

 

Elective Courses: (Select 12 Credits From The Following)

Elective courses provide additional depth in specific discipline areas of design/drafting.  Students should select electives from the area in which they want specialization.

General Electives

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDDT 2990

Special Topics

1-5

A

Instructor approval

ARCH 2330

CAD Customization

3

Sp

ARCH 1310 or EDDT 1100 or Instructor approval

Mechanical Electives

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDDT 2700

Adv Solid Works

2

F, Sp

EDDT 2600 or equivalent experience

EDDT 2710

AD Inventor 3D Modeling

2

F

AutoCAD experience

MCCT 1500

Manual Machining

2

F

Coreq: MCCT 1510

MCCT 1510

Manual Mach Lab

1

F

Coreq: MCCT 1500

MCCT 1600

CNC Machine Theo

2

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1610

MCCT 1610

CNC Machining Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: MCCT 1600

MCCT 2650

CAD/CAM

2

Sp

EDDT 2540 or conc. & EDDT 2600

Structural/Civil Electives

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 2310

Model/Rend/Animation

3

F

ARCH 1310 or EDDT 1040

ARCH 2350

Adv Architectural CAD

3

Sp

 

EDDT 2420

Adv MicroStation

2

Sp

EDDT 1420

SVT 1110

Surveying Math I

4

F

MATH 1060 or appropriate Accuplacer score

SVT 1030

Survey Field Tech

3

Sp

SVT 1110 or MATH 1060

SVT 2290

App Survey Draft

3

Sp

EDDT 2190 and SVT 1030

 

*EDDT 1040 is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 1100 is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can take both in one semester. EDDT 1420 is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 2190 is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can take both in one semester.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CM

3

EDDT 1200

4

EDDT 1010

3

EDDT 1420*

2

EDDT 1040*

3

EDDT 2190*

2

EDDT 1100*

2

EDDT 2340

2

Distribution

3

EDDT 2350

1

 

 

EDDT 2540

2

 

 

MATH 1060

3

Total

14

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDDT 2160

5

EDDT 2240

3

EDDT 2180

3

EDDT 2360

2

EDDT 2600

3

EDDT ELEC

9

EDDT ELEC

3

HR

3

ENGL 1010

3

 

 

Total

17

Total

17

**EDDT classes are offered summer term as requested by students. Classes taken summer can reduce the credit hours required in other semesters or shorten the time to acquire the degree.

***EDDT evening classes are generally offered on alternating semesters than those listed or in summer term.

Advising Notes

All courses required in the one-year Certificate of Completion in Engineering Drafting Technology are also required in the AAS degree. Many students earn the certificate and begin work then return in the evening program to earn the AAS degree for advancement and higher wages.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

1 – Acquire substantive knowledge

2 – Communicate effectively

3 – Develop quantitative literacies

4 – Think critically and creatively

5 – Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged

6 – Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner

7 – Develop computer and information literacy

General Education

  • Basic communication
  • Writing
  • Human Relations
  • General Education Distribution
  • Quantitative literacy

2, 3, 5

Drafting and CAD Fundamentals

 Students will:

  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in manual drafting  techniques and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drafting tools
  • demonstrate understanding of technical terminology used in drafting (EDDT 1010)

1

Students will:

  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy.  (EDDT 1040, 1100)

1

Students will:

  • produce flat pattern layouts, mechanical  detail and assembly drawings that demonstrate correct use of ANSI standards, datums, and critical dimensions for dimensioning and drawing layout
  • demonstrate ability to calculate precision fits, tolerances, and allowances at MMC and LMC.
  • demonstrate ability to select appropriate parts from catalog data.
  • demonstrate ability to read complex blueprints, notes, detail and assembly documentation with multiple configurations.
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of drafting principles in specialized disciplines:  electronic drafting, steel detailing, civil drafting, and pipe drafting (EDDT 1200)

1

Depth in Technical Design

  • Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT 2340, EDDT 2350)

1, 2

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of formulas for calculating static forces, centroid, moment of inertia, bending moment, deflection, stresses, and material strength.
  • demonstrate ability to apply and manipulate formulas and evaluate results.
  • demonstrate critical thinking and understanding of the design process (EDDT 2160)

1, 3

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT 2540)

1

Discipline Specific Drafting and Design

Students will:

  • demonstrate proficient competencies in the use of MicroStation commands as well as appropriate application of these functions to civil drawings.
  • demonstrate knowledge and application of Land Development software in the production of various civil drawings
  • demonstrate understanding of mapping definitions, geographic terms, survey data and field notes.
  • produce boundary plans, contour maps, profiles and sections and road alignments consistent with industry standards.
  • (EDDT 1420, EDDT 2190)

1

Students will:

  • produce electronic diagrams, schematics, detail, and assembly drawings per ANSI and industry standards.
  • demonstrate knowledge of schematic and logic symbols, reference designations, and electronic components (EDDT 2180)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate ability to apply formulas and standards of the AISC manual to structural design requirements.
  • produce steel fabrication drawings and layouts consistent with industry standards.
  • demonstrate knowledge of symbols, terminology, and industry requirements associated with structural steel drafting (EDDT 2240)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate understanding of piping definitions, standard terms, symbols, and specifications and extract data from vendor catalogs to draw piping components and equipment.
  • produce piping flow diagrams, site plans, elevations, and spool drawings per industry standards (EDDT 2360)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of SolidWorks solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT 2600)

1

Elective Courses

  • Depth in Software Applications
  • Students will learn AutoCAD customization for specific user needs (ARCH 2330)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate proficient competencies in the use of advanced MicroStation design tools and drawing management techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to create, import and manage seed and reference files.
  • 3D modeling (EDDT 2420)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of advanced design techniques and criteria for design.
  • utilize CosmosWorks and other evaluation tools to analyze mechanical designs  (EDDT 2700)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate ability to create parts and assemblies in AutoDesk Inventor.
  • produce parts and drawings per industry standards
  • (EDDT 2710)

1

Depth in Structural/Civil Discipline Areas

  • Architectural drawing and modeling (ARCH 2310, ARCH 2350).

1

  • Fundamentals of surveying field techniques (SVT 1110, SVT 1030)

1

  • Applied survey drafting (SVT 2290)

1

Depth in Mechanical/Manufacturing Discipline Areas

Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and identify the various machining processes and equipment.
  • demonstrate competency in the operation of lathes, grinders and mills.
  • produce precision parts to design specification and demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring equipment (MCCT 1500, 1510)

1

Students will:

  • demonstrate ability to produce CNC code and select the proper machining process by programming and building projects on CNC mills and lathes
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety regulation when working in the machine shop.
  • demonstrate an understanding of tolerance limits and verify that projects meet blueprint requirements (MCCT 1600, 1610)

1

Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Sciences

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 341

General Information
801-957-4827

Program Information
801-957-4150

Engineering Drafting Design Technology

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Instructors
Joel Clarkston
Michael Stenquist