Engineering and Design Technology Program

Today’s world is driven by design.  Everything we use is someone’s idea brought to life.  Between the idea and the product is the technician.  These technicians are people who are skilled at using technology to take an idea and make it real.  It could be a blueprint, a 3-d model, a prototype, or any kind of imagery that helps people better understand what the idea is, and the potential that it has. 

Iowa Central’s Engineering and Design Technology program will give you the basic foundation you need to be a valued asset in the world of manufacturing.  You will enjoy courses that will develop you skills in creating the images, the models, and the prints that engineers and designers need to make their ideas come to life.  You will also learn the basic fundamentals of mechanical design and manufacturing that will allow you to understand the language and concepts of today’s workplace.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, the world is waiting for all the things you have to say.

The Engineering & Design Technology program provides students with technical training needed to enter the various fields of computer aided drafting and design. The focus of the program is to give students experience in developing media to industry standards using computers.  Included are drafting fundamentals & techniques, software applications, math and communication skills, and object representation using 2-D and 3-D principles.  The diploma program is 38 weeks in length.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a diploma in Engineering & Design Technology.  Students may continue to third and fourth semesters to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Course Schedule

Engineering and Design Technology A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
CAD-101 Intro to CAD
3.0
CAD-155 Engineering Graphics
2.0
EGT-400 Intro to Engineering Design
3.0
IND-126 Precision Measurements Lab
1.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-138 Virtual Modeling
2.0
MAT-748 Technical Math II*
3.0
CAD-156 Engineering Graphics II
2.0
CAD-164 Solid Modeling I
2.0
EGT-410 Principles of Engineering
3.0
MFG-256 Intro to Lathe
2.0
MFG-266 Intro to Mill
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-166 Solid Modeling II
2.0
CAD-157 Engineering Graphics III
3.0
CAD-194 Architectural Modeling
2.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-749 Technical Math III
4.0
CAD-217 Engineering Mechanics I
3.0
CAD-198 Applied Geometry & Technology
2.0
CAD-315 Computational Design
2.0
EGT-450 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.0
XXX-XXX Communication Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-218 Engineering Mechanics II
3.0
CAD-158 Engineering Graphics IV
2.0
CAD-232 Virtual Modeling II
2.0
WEL-213 Fabricating, Layout, & Estimating
2.0
MFG-506 Quality Assurance
1.0
CAD-275 Applied Logical Process
2.0
CAD-230 Geometric Dimensions & Tolerance
2.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
Engineering and Design Technology A.A.S. Degree Hours: 72.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Engineering and Design Technology Diploma

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
CAD-101 Intro to CAD
3.0
CAD-155 Engineering Graphics
2.0
EGT-400 Intro to Engineering Design
3.0
IND-126 Precision Measurements Lab
1.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-748 Technical Math II*
3.0
CAD-138 Virtual Modeling
2.0
CAD-156 Engineering Graphics II
2.0
CAD-164 Solid Modeling I
2.0
EGT-410 Principles of Engineering
3.0
MFG-256 Intro to Lathe
2.0
MFG-266 Intro to Mill
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-157 Engineering Graphics III
2.0
CAD-166 Solid Modeling II
2.0
CAD-194 Architectural Modeling
2.0
CAD-139 Design Practices
1.0
 
Total Hours: 7.0
 
Engineering and Design Technology Diploma Hours: 38.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Gainful Employment Information

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about them. Information below is based on the period July 1 2011 - June 30, 2012 (2011-2012 Award Year).
Program Name
Engineering and Design
Program Length
38 weeks
Cost of Entire Program
 
   Total Tuition & Fees Required
$6,278.00
   Books & Supplies 
$1,550.00
   Total Annual Room & Board Charges for Living on Campus
 
   Additional Cost
$10.00
Debt at Program Completion
 
   Median Federal Student Loan Debt
$
   Median Private Loan Debt
$
   Median Institutional Financial Plan Debt
$
Completion Rate
100%
Job Placement Rate
0%
Name & US Dept of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code for the occupations that the program prepares students to enter.
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians
Links to the Occupational Profiles on the US Dept of Labor's O*NET
Website or its successor site. 
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1021.00
Any other notes you want included Ex: students who continued with school
Grad continued at AAS program

Instructors

Neil Peterson 515-574-1946 peterson_n@iowacentral.edu