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Engineering Technology


E TECH 11 Engineering Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 13 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in E TECH 13.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to expand the student's understanding of engineering drafting concepts. Topics include dimensioning, tolerancing, surface texture, notes, threads and fasteners, weld representation, gearing, cams, and assembly drawings. (CSU)

E TECH 12 Computer-Aided Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 13 or ARCH 1; with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in E TECH 13 or ARCH 1.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to utilize Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software on microcomputer CAD systems to produce a variety of drawings. The student learns the function and operatoin of typical CAD system components. Some of the course work allows the student to work in fields of individualized interest. (CSU)

E TECH 13 Engineering Drafting Skills Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce basic skills used in engineering drafting. Topics include sketching, proper use of equipment, orthographic projection, isometric views, geometric construction, and sectioning. Line quality, lettering, and accuracy are emphasized. An introduction to dimensioning, graphing, and the engineering design process is provided. (CSU)

E TECH 15 Selected Topics in Engineering Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of engineering not already covered by the existing curriculum. (CSU)

E TECH 20 Materials and Measurements Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: MATH 80.

This course is designed for the technology student. The course is designed to provide the technology student with a basic understanding of the structure and physical properties of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic-related materials. Test procedures and instrumentation used in studying materials are included. The course includes a variety of measuring techniques. (CSU)

E TECH 22 Three Dimensional Modeling Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the construction of three dimensional models. The course includes wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. (CSU)

E TECH 23 AutoCAD Customization Units 2
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to advanced applications and customization of AutoCAD's software. Topics include blocks and attributes, script files, shape files, menu modification, and an introduction to the AutoLISP programming language. (CSU)

E TECH 24 AutoLISP Programming Units 2
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to programming using AutoLISP, AutoCAD's applications customization language. Topics include programs using simple sequence, branching, and looping structures. AutoLISP will also be used to access and change the drawing database. (CSU)

E TECH 25 Computer Aided Drafting Projects Units 1
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12 both with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to apply AutoCAD areas of specialization. The student selects individual projects applicable to an engineering technology discipline. The instructor provides individualized instruction as necessary. (CSU)

E TECH 26 Technical Statics Units 3
Prerequisites: MATH 31; or MATH 36; or MATH 87; with a grade of a "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the theories and fundamentals of forces, their action, and distribution on and within objects at rest. (CSU)

E TECH 27 3D Studio VIZ Units 2
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to address all aspects of 3D Studio VIZ, Walk-thrus, rendering, animation, lighting, and other presentation topics are addressed. (CSU)

E TECH 31 Fundamentals of Civil Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 12; MATH 80; all with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to conventional drafting practices used in typical civil engineering projects. Emphasis is placed on the drafting and understanding of subdivision mapping, structural plans, and structural details including steel, wood, masonry, and reinforced concrete structures. A complete project portfolio is developed. (CSU)

E TECH 34 Machine Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 11; E TECH 22; both with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to draw detail and assembly drawings of machine parts using precision-dimensioning techniques. Topics include geometric tolerancing per American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5 standard, fits, paper gauging, detailed specifications, notes, material lists, and surface finishes. (CSU)

E TECH 35 Machine Design Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 11; E TECH 22; E TECH 26 OR E TECH 76; MATH 80 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to apply the engineering design process and common applications of basic machine design principles. Topics include the engineering design process, materials used in engineering fabrication, stress analysis, tolerancing considerations, fasteners, permanent joints, shafts and couplings, bearings, belts and chains, gears, and clutches and brakes. (CSU)

E TECH 41 Civil Drafting: Site Design and Improvement Units 4
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: MATH 80 with a grade of "C" or better.

This course is an introduction to the development and design of site plans, including parking, storm drainage systems, sewage piping, and site preparation. The student prepares a set of drawings with calculations and cost estimates for a site improvement plan. A complete project portfolio is developed. (CSU)

E TECH 45 Practical Machine Design Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 12, MECH 15; all with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to basic machine problems. Course projects encompass engineering design fabrication, computer-aided drafting, manufacturing processes, and dimension verification and inspection. Topics covered include machine design, manufacturing system and fabrication processes, machine drafting and tolerancing, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. (CSU)

E TECH 46 Mechanical and Electrical Systems Units 3
Prerequisites: E TECH 12 or ARCH 58A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical building systems used in the construction industry. These fundamentals are applied in the design and drawing of engineering plans for mechanical and electrical systems required for building construction. (CSU)

E TECH 47 Introduction to Industrial Control Systems Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to include basic control systems for process machines and driven equipment used in industry. Topics include programmable controllers, basic electrical circuits, input devices, output devices, control diagrams, and specific programmable controller applications. (CSU)

E TECH 70 Applied Design and Fabrication Project Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the design, analysis, construction, fabrication, testing, and documentation of the human-powered vehicle, mini baja vehicle, or similar project.

E TECH 73 Trade Technician Drafting Skills Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to sketching and drafting skills required of technicians in mechanically-oriented trades. Topics include orthographic projections, dimensioning, isometric views, sectioning, auxiliary views, assembly drawings, introduction to tolerances, surface finishes, and threads.

E TECH 75 Selected Topics: Engineering Technology Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of engineering technology not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

E TECH 75A Opportunities in Engineering Technology Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to introduce the student to career opportunities in Engineeroing Technology. Educational requirements, educational resources, and career-specific information are discussed. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree.

E TECH 76 Applied Statics Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: MATH 80 with a grade of "C" or better.

This course is an application-oriented approach to solving equilibrium problems dealing with the effects of forces acting on and within objects at rest.

E TECH 80 Applied Surveying Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: MATH 80 with a grade of "C" or better.

This course is designed for the engineering technician. The course utilizes an applications-oriented approach in the basic principles used in typical surveying field and office work related to horizontal measurements, elevations, traverses, boundary surveys, route surveying, and construction projects.




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