Engineering, Drafting and Design

The Engineering, Drafting and Design program prepares students for careers in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and related professions. Students are introduced to architecture through the design of a complete set of house plans and mechanical engineering through the design and drawing of the various views of machine parts. Practical applications of STEM Principles (Science Technology Engineering and Math) are applied to real world problems while utilizing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), CNC and manual machine Manufacturing and 3D printing to create the finished solution. Students will continue development in both mechanical and architectural drafting. In mechanical drafting, students’ progress through manufacturing processes, threads and fasteners, detail and assembly, working drawings, piping, and engineering drafting practices. In architecture, students learn the design and drafting of floor plans, details, sections, elevations, site plans and schedules. Students continue extensive use of Computer Aided Drafted (CAD) as well as developing a deeper understanding of STEM Principles.
After completing the first two years of the program, students choose a concentration for the remaining two years in architecture, mechanical engineering, manufacturing/machining, structural engineering or surveying. Students complete a research project using industry references and accepted design principles. The project incorporates extensive use of the CAD system as well as the application of STEM, physics, trigonometry and geometry. Recommended students are encouraged to participate in cooperative education work experiences to complement and supplement the skills learned in the program. These skills will allow graduates of the program to have the option of entering the workforce immediately after graduation or furthering their education at a two-year, four-year or technical institutions while receiving advanced standing college credits they have obtained in the program.