Students following the study plan below will compete the Prototype and Design Technician associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
Prototype Machine Tool
10-420-151 PROTOTYPE MACHINE TOOL ...introduction to machine shop fundamentals using precision measuring instruments; performing machine tool operations on a metal lathe, vertical and horizontal milling machines and surface grinders; and basic foundry applications. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-113 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) ...computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-614-113 2D ESSENTIALS ... an introduction to technical communication, annotation, geometric construction, model, orthographic and pictorial, section and auxiliary views and dimensioning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-614-152 PROTOTYPING-INTRODUCTION TO ...introduction to the prototype & design industry using a variety of shop tools and equipment, machine processes, and fabrication techniques with an emphasis on shop safety, hand skills, accuracy, professionalism, and working within specified tolerances to build three dimensional models. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. . (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
Prototype Metal Fabrication
10-442-153 PROTOTYPE METAL FABRICATION...ferrous and non-ferrous metals, oxyacetylene gas, tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and metal fabrication. Course Typically Offered: Spring
CNC Mach/2D Prog-Intro
10-614-235 CNC MACH/2D PROGRAM-INTRODUCTION TO ...introduction to CNC machining and programming using computer drawing software such as AutoCAD and SurfCAM, to produce three dimensional models from 2D geometry with an emphasis on machining materials used in the prototype & design industry. (Prerequisites: 10-606-113, CAD; 10-614-152, Prototyping-Introduction to) Course Typically Offered: Spring
Prototype SolidWorks Modeling
10-614-238 PROTOTYPE SOLIDWORKS MODELING... terminology, software operation, creating and manipulating SoildWorks models from blue prints to reverse engineering, utilizing basic modeling functions to complex surfaces (Prerequisite: 10-606-113, CAD). Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-614-276 MODEL FINISHING ...using a variety of spray guns and air brushes to apply paint products to a number of different surfaces. Proper preparation, sanding, masking, and vinyl stenciling procedures will be covered as well as correct clear coat buffing and polishing. Course Typically Offered: Spring
English Composition 1
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Interm Algebra w Apps
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA W APPS ...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elementary Algebra=61 or ACT-Math =21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-614-138 CNC MACHINING-ADVANCED ...create three-dimensional prototypes on the CNC machining center using SolidWorks and SurfCAM software with a focus on 3 axis surface machining and multiple part setups and an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Prerequisites: 10-614-235, Intro to CNC Mach/2D Prog; 10-614-238, 3D Modeling w/CAD) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Architectural Model Design
10-614-233 ARCHITECTURAL MODEL DESIGN ...planning and construction of architectural models focusing on layout, fabrication, material selection, painting, attention to details, project planning, portfolio creation and presentation. (Prerequisites: 10-614-152, Prototype Introduction to; 10-606-113, CAD) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Molding Process & Techniques
10-614-234 MOLDING PROCESS & TECHNIQUES ...utilizing proper RTV, plaster, and rigid molding techniques and procedures in the creation of detail replicas; estimating costs and time of projects. (Prerequisite: 10-614-152, Prototyping-Introduction to; 10-614-238, Prototype Solidworks Modeling) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Rapid Prototype & Additive Mfg
10-614-236 RAPID PROTOTYPE & ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ...research and use of rapid prototyping technologies in the creation of complex 3D models, from SolidWorks or from other sources, overview upcoming technologies in the rapid prototyping field, estimating time and cost of build, finishing FFM/SLS/SLA rapid prototype parts for secondary step, and client/provider relationships. (Prerequisite: 10-614-152 Prototyping-Introduction to; 10-614-238, Prototype Solidworks Modeling) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
Prototyping Solutions Advanced
10-614-143 PROTOTYPING SOLUTIONS ADVANCED ...comprehensive overview of the design and development process using the skills acquired throughout the program to build a team focused project with an emphasis on project management, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and collaboration. (Prerequisite: 10-614-234, Molding Process & Techniques) Course Typically Offered: Spring
Prototype & Design Internship
10-614-139 PROTOTYPE & DESIGN INTERNSHIP ...an introduction to model building, safety, tools, materials, flexible mold making, casting, limited run production, techniques and practices as on-the-job training. Course Typically Offered: With instructor approval
10-614-174 MODELS-MACHINE ...moving models, preliminary through final prototype; plastic mechanisms, motions, characteristics, combinations, mechanical advantages, fits, clearances, threads, gears, levers, cams, motors, fasteners, and methods. (Prerequisite: 10-614-235, Intro to CNC Mach/2D Prog) Course Typically Offered: Spring
Engineering & Mfg Processes
10-614-237 ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ...an introduction into the manufacturing & production environment, illustrating the basic concepts of machine setup and fixture design, pattern making, material selection, thermoforming, die making, short run production molds. (Prerequisite: 10-614-234, Molding Process/Tech; 10-614-138, CNC Machining-Advanced) Course Typically Offered: Spring
Prototype Career Prep
10-614-239 PROTOTYPE CAREER PREP ...create professional employment portfolio, resume and cover letter, learn how to prepare for interviews, understand different interviewing techniques, and participate in a mock interview. (Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of semesters 1, 2, and 3; Corequisite: 10-614-143, Prototyping Solutions Advanced OR 10-614-139, Prototype & Design Internship) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
. It is acceptable for students to take 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A and 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B as alternatives to: 10-804-117, College Mathematics and 10-804-118, Intermediate Algebra w/Apps.
• Develop planning strategies necessary to translate two-dimensional information into a three- dimensional prototype.
• Use critical thinking and problem solving techniques in the construction of a prototype.
• Create a variety of computer aided drawings using AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
• Create programs to be used on CNC (computer numerical control) milling machines using Surf CAM software.
• Construct 3D models using a variety of rapid prototyping processes.
• Produce highly detailed and accurate parts using the laser machining center.
• Fabricate silicone rubber molds and rigid molds suitable for casting.
• Build patterns and molds to be used for vacuum forming.
• Create jigs and fixtures necessary for special machining operations.
• Select and apply a variety of industrial finishes on various materials.
• Effectively estimate the time and cost to design and fabricate a prototype.
• Manage computer files and utilize a variety of technically related software.
• Work efficiently as a part of a team, or independently.
• Safely operate all hand tools, metalworking, and woodworking equipment typically used in a professional model shop.
• Effectively select appropriate materials and adhesives and understand their properties.
• Use proper sanding and finishing techniques on various materials.
• Understand various design and engineering processes as they relate to the Prototype & Design Industry.