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Certificate of Achievement
Engineering Design Technology

This Certificate is designed for technical, mechanical and manufacturing careers and leads to employment in CADD application, engineering-related, mechanical and manufacturing-related industries, public works, utilities and CADD/Drafting-related industries.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2022-2023 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGT 101 - Introduction to Technical Drawing & Graphics (Same as ARCH 101, CIV 101)M3.0
ENGT 101 - Introduction to Technical Drawing & Graphics (Same as ARCH 101, CIV 101) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This basic course in technical drawing and graphics is for students with no previous drafting skills or training. The course is designed for students who want to pursue training in fields and careers related to architecture, civil design, and engineering design drafting. Practical application with the tools, techniques, standards, and practices used in the industries that need technical drawings and graphics is a feature of the course.

ENGT 105 - Introduction to Visualization, Sketching, & RenderingM2.0
ENGT 105 - Introduction to Visualization, Sketching, & Rendering (2.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to develop skills in drawing as used by design professionals in architectural and technical applications. Using visualization and deploying basic principles of proportion, composition, and freehand techniques, students prepare technical isometric, oblique, perspective, and orthographic sketches to industry standards. Design considerations for various projects involving preliminary design sketches are also introduced. This course is open to all students who want to develop drawing skills. It is required for all students working towards a degree or certificate in the Architecture and Engineering Design Drafting program.

ENGT 122 - Intermediate Engineering Design: Geometric Dimensioning & TolerancingM3.0
ENGT 122 - Intermediate Engineering Design: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting; ENGT 105, ENGT 150 or ENGT 170
Transfers to: UC, CSU

In this course, emphasis is placed on technical drawing using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), for the purposes of completing a conceptual design project and the preparation of working drawings. This course is required for all students working towards a degree or certificate in the Architecture and Engineering Design Drafting program. The course is also recommended for students interested in transferring to schools of engineering.

ENGT 150 - AutoCAD for Basic CADD ApplicationsM4.0
ENGT 150 - AutoCAD for Basic CADD Applications (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students preparing for high-technology careers who need the skills necessary to function as an entry-level computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) operator, or to apply CADD to the specific disciplines of mechanical and architectural design, manufacturing, illustration, and engineering-related documents. An overview of computer graphics and CADD utilizing the latest release of AutoCAD software is provided. Students produce 2D orthographic, isometric, and basic 3D model solutions of mechanical and architectural applications.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
2nd Semester
ARCH 115 - Introduction to Residential Architecture: Drawing and DesignM4.0
ARCH 115 - Introduction to Residential Architecture: Drawing and Design (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is for students interested in the field of architectural drawing and design. The course includes the study of architectural graphic standards related to creating construction drawings for residential projects (e.g., site plans, floor plans, roof plans, and elevations). Electrical, foundation and framing, and other drawings for a single-family residential structure are discussed. Emphasis is placed on symbology, conventions, and techniques to develop technical skills an entry-level architectural drafter needs. Construction methods, building codes, design factors, planning, and the use of reference materials are discussed and applied. All construction documents are developed using traditional board drafting methods and standards.

ENGT 131 - Advanced Engineering Design: Manufacturing Applications of Technical DrawingM4.0
ENGT 131 - Advanced Engineering Design: Manufacturing Applications of Technical Drawing (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGT 122, ENGT 123, ENGT 150 or ENGT 170 or appropriate CADD experience
Advisory: ENGT 200, ENGT 250
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This intermediate course takes up technical drawing as used in manufacturing applications of design and engineering technology, and is intended for all students in areas of study related to engineering, technical drafting, design, and computer graphics. The course incorporates orthographic projection, introduction to tool design, and applications of descriptive geometry through layouts and developments. The course also covers the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Y14.5 standard, precision dimensioning, geometric tolerancing, and manufacturing terminology and processes. Lab exercises and drawings are used to reinforce lecture and demonstration concepts.

ENGT 231 - Advanced Engineering Design: Product Design and PresentationM4.0
ENGT 231 - Advanced Engineering Design: Product Design and Presentation (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGT 122; ENGT 150 or ENGT 170 or appropriate CADD experience, ENGT 200, ENGT 250
Transfers to: CSU

This advanced course focuses on design presentation, product proposal and design (including electro-mechanical packaging), orthographic and axonometric illustration for presentation, and assembly pictorial views for manufacturing processes. Using computer aided design (CAD), students apply previously learned skills to develop a product design, graphic illustrations of mechanical applications for use in manufacturing, and engineering support presentation documents. This course benefits all students in areas of study related to engineering, drafting, and design.

CIV 140 - Civil Engineering FundamentalsM4.0
CIV 140 - Civil Engineering Fundamentals (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for all students interested in the career fields of civil design drafting and civil engineering. It provides an overview of the various civil engineering sub-disciplines and the common tasks required of civil engineers and their support staff. Students will complete basic level engineering calculations and use hand drafting techniques or computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software to complete projects relating to subdivision development, roadway planning and layout, structural design and detailing, site grading, project scheduling, wastewater management, and similar engineering tasks.

Total Semester Units:16.0 
Total Units for Engineering Design Technology COA program 28.0 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
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M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Given various visual communication technologies, such as traditional drafting and CADD; and industry standards such as ANSI/ASME and ISO, students will effectively communicate, understand, and interpret design concepts and criteria for industries that design, engineer, and manufacture products.


2

Students will be prepared for industry employment and advancement within a variety of related professions.


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Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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