Engineering Design Technology

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Architectural/Structural Design

This degree is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of building Architectural design utilizing CAD design and drafting applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, or Project Management.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting 4
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents (3)
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design (3)
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I (3)
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II (3)
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents (3)
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 25

The Architectural/Structural Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • prepare architectural plans for buildings using CAD software that conform with current industry standards.
  • demonstrate the process of architectural design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate application of CAD software programs used by industry in the design process.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT, and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer, Electrical Drafter/Designer, Structural Drafter/Designer, Topographical Drafter/Designer, General Construction Drafter/Designer, General Construction Estimator, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives. Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, or Project Management.


A.S. in Electric (Power-Lighting Systems)

This degree is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of (1) building Electrical power and lighting systems design or (2) mechanical component design utilizing 2D and 3D CAD design and drafting software applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, or Project Management.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents 3
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting (4)
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents (3)
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design (3)
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I (3)
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 27

The Electric (Power-Lighting Systems) Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • perform design calculations and prepare electrical plans for building electrical systems that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the process of electrical design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • demonstrate the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in architectural, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and commercial construction drafting fields. Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Project Management. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


A.S. in Engineering Design Technology

This degree is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of component design or building design utilizing CAD drafting applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Project Management.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or 558-2491.

Transfer Students: Students who, after completing this program, are planning to continue specialization in this field by transferring to a four-year college, should consult the Requirements of Transfer Institutions section in this catalog and the engineering or related major sections of the specific catalog for the institution to which they wish to transfer. Consultation with an SCC counselor is advised.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting 4
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents 3
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design 3
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I 3
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II 3
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents 3
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design 3
Total Units: 37

The Engineering Design Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • prepare architectural, mechanical, and electrical plans for buildings that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the processes of building architectural, mechanical, and electrical design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT, and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • demonstrate the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in Architecture, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and commercial construction drafting fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives. Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Project Management.


A.S. in Mechanical (HVAC/Piping/Plumbing Systems)

This degree is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of (1) building Mechanical design (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning HVAC, Plumbing and Piping or (2) mechanical component design utilizing 2D and 3D CAD design and drafting software applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, or Project Management.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents 3
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design 3
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I 3
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II 3
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting (4)
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents (3)
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 32

The Mechanical (HVAC/Piping/Plumbing Systems) Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • perform design calculations and prepare mechanical and plumbing plans for building mechanical and plumbing systems that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the processes of mechanical and plumbing design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT, and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • demonstrate the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in architecture, electrical and mechanical engineering, and commercial construction fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives. Some students may also pursue four-year degrees in Architecture, Engineering, Construction or Project Management.


A.S. in Surveying/Geomatics

The curriculum provides the student with instruction in survey theory and fundamentals of office and field practice. The objective is to prepare students for employment as described above. Material is sufficient, when coupled with the legally required experience, to prepare the student for the State licensing examinations conducted by The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. There are numerous specialties in survey employment, and early counseling is suggested to help select the proper optional classes.

Recommended High School Preparation: Courses in algebra, trigonometry, physics, and geography.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying 4
SURVY 320 Advanced Survey 4
SURVY 330 Special Surveying Projects 4
SURVY 340 Basics of Photogrammetry 3
SURVY 350 Boundary Control and Legal Principles 4
SURVY 352 Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
SURVY 360 Survey Business Practices (3)
Total Units: 26

The Surveying/Geomatics Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • operate all surveying measurement instruments commonly in use within the profession.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the techniques and methodology of surveying measurement.
  • select appropriate survey measuring instruments to accurately complete a variety of surveying projects.
  • list specific requirements of local agencies for approval and filing of survey maps such as, record of surveys, parcel maps, subdivision maps, preliminary and final maps, and also improvement plans.
  • demonstrate an understanding of boundary surveying and photogrammetric surveys, theory of geodetic and control surveys, Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information System and electronic surveys.
  • demonstrate knowledge of statutory and common law regulating the surveying industry.
  • discuss various types of land ownership and classify effects and intent of various land transfers and transactions.
  • prepare and interpret different forms of legal descriptions of land ownership and transfer.

Career Information

Students may find employment in field jobs as surveyor assistants to do specific jobs as rod, chain, level, and instrument person and notekeeper. In office jobs, students may do survey computations, draw maps of property lines, topographic maps and profiles of construction sites, and compute acreage. Employers are private survey and engineering firms and government agencies throughout the United States. Job titles are Boundary, Technicians, Survey Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Aide, and Survey Aide.

Certificates of Achievement

Architectural/Structural Design Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of building Architectural design utilizing CAD design and drafting applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting 4
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents (3)
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design (3)
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I (3)
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II (3)
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents (3)
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 25

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • prepare architectural plans for buildings using CAD software that conform with current industry standards.
  • demonstrate the process of architectural design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate application of CAD software programs used by industry in the design process.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT, and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in architectural, electrical and mechanical engineering, and commercial construction drafting fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


CAD Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in fields that utilize CAD software to perform design, modeling, and drafting, including but not limited to: architecture, engineering, manufacturing, research and construction.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 315 Beginning 3D Modeling-SolidWorks 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 319 Advanced 3D Modeling/Rapid Prototyping 3
Total Units: 21

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • use CAD and modeling software to the fields of architecture and engineering design, modeling, manufacturing, and construction.
  • utilize CAD and modeling software to prepare computer models and design drawings of architectural and engineering related projects.

Career Information

This certificate is designed for students pursuing entry-level employment or upgrade in employment in fields that utilize CAD software to perform design, modeling and drafting, including but not limited to: Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Research, and Construction. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the certificate may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainee, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


Electric (Power-Lighting Systems) Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of (1) building Electrical power and lighting systems design or (2) mechanical component design utilizing 2D and 3D CAD design and drafting software applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents 3
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting (4)
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents (3)
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design (3)
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I (3)
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 27

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • perform design calculations and prepare electrical plans for building electrical systems that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the process of building electrical design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • demonstrate the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in architectural, electrical and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or commercial construction fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


Engineering Design Technology Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of building design utilizing CAD drafting applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and computer-aided drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting 4
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents 3
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design 3
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I 3
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II 3
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents 3
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design 3
Total Units: 37

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • prepare architectural, mechanical, and electrical plans for buildings that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the process of building architectural, mechanical, and electrical design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • explain the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in architectural, electrical, mechanical, and commercial construction drafting and design fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


Mechanical (HVAC/Piping/Plumbing Systems) Certificate

This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students pursuing employment or upgrade in employment in the fields of (1) building Mechanical design (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning HVAC, Plumbing and Piping or (2) mechanical component design utilizing 2D and 3D CAD design and drafting software applications in architectural, engineering, manufacturing, or construction related offices.

Engineering Design Technology is studied in lecture and drafting practice classes. Mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals, which are all related to the content of this program, are studied in the Engineering Design Technology program or through recommended elective courses. General Education courses complete the recommended classes for the Engineering Design Technology curriculum.

Program Costs: Normal student expenses for textbooks, personal equipment, and supplies are required. These expenses may vary each semester. If these expenses create a financial burden, students should consult the Financial Aid Office for possible assistance.

Recommended High School Preparation: Completion of English and general mathematics. It is desirable, but not required, that a student complete courses in drafting, industrial arts shop courses, one year of algebra, plane geometry, general science, and introduction to computers.

The program is open to all students. For information call (916) 650-2758 or (916) 558-2491.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
EDT 310 Technical Graphics With CAD I 3
EDT 312 Technical Graphics With CAD II 3
EDT 316 REVIT-Architectural 3
EDT 317 REVIT-MEP 3
EDT 318 Beginning 3D Modeling-CREO 3
EDT 332 Building Mechanical Design Documents 3
EDT 336 Building Mechanical Systems Design 3
EDT 340 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design I 3
EDT 342 Plumbing and Piping Systems Design II 3
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
EDT 320 Architectural/Structural Drafting (4)
EDT 352 Building Electrical Design Documents (3)
EDT 356 Building Electrical Systems Design (3)
EDT 498 Work Experience in Engineering Design Technology (1 - 4)
MATH 335 Trigonometry with College Algebra (5)
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying (4)
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
Total Units: 32

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • perform design calculations and prepare mechanical and plumbing plans for building mechanical and plumbing systems that conform with current industry and ANSI standards.
  • demonstrate the processes of mechanical and plumbing design by applying design principles to building design projects.
  • demonstrate proficiency in CAD software programs (AutoCAD, REVIT, and CREO) by preparing 3D computer engineering and architectural models.
  • demonstrate the processes of rapid prototyping of components represented by 3D computer engineering and architectural models.

Career Information

This program is designed for students pursuing entry level employment in Architecture, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and commercial construction fields. Depending on their technical field of interest and capabilities, students who complete the program may find employment in any of the following types of jobs: Engineering Aide I, Engineering Aide II, Drafting Aide I, Drafting Aide II, Junior Drafter, Architectural Drafter, Mechanical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Electrical Drafter/Designer Trainee, Structural Drafter/Designer Trainer, Topographical Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Drafter/Designer Trainee, General Construction Estimator Trainee, Computer Aided Drafter, or Technical Sales representatives.


Surveying/Geomatics Certificate

The curriculum provides the student with instruction in survey theory and fundamentals of office and field practice. The objective is to prepare students for employment as described above. Material is sufficient, when coupled with the legally required experience, to prepare the student for the State licensing examinations conducted by The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. There are numerous specialties in survey employment, and early counseling is suggested to help select the proper optional classes.

Recommended High School Preparation: Courses in algebra, trigonometry, physics, and geography.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SURVY 300 Elementary Surveying 4
SURVY 320 Advanced Survey 4
SURVY 330 Special Surveying Projects 4
SURVY 340 Basics of Photogrammetry 3
SURVY 350 Boundary Control and Legal Principles 4
SURVY 352 Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
SURVY 310 Survey Map Production (4)
SURVY 360 Survey Business Practices (3)
Total Units: 26

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • operate all surveying measurement instruments commonly in use within the profession.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the techniques and methodology of surveying measurement.
  • select appropriate survey measuring instruments to accurately complete a variety of surveying projects.
  • list specific requirements of local agencies for approval and filing of survey maps such as, record of surveys, parcel maps, subdivision maps, preliminary and final maps, and also improvement plans.
  • demonstrate an understanding of boundary surveying and photogrammetric surveys, theory of geodetic and control surveys, Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information System and electronic surveys.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of statutory and common law regulating the surveying industry.
  • prepare and/or interpret different forms of legal descriptions of land ownership and transfer.
  • discuss various types of land ownership and classify effects and intent of various land transfers and transactions.

Career Information

Students may find employment in field jobs as surveyor assistants to do specific jobs as rod, chain, level, and instrument person and notekeeper. In office jobs, students may do survey computations, draw maps of property lines, topographic maps, and profiles of construction sites, and compute acreage. Employers are private survey and engineering firms and government agencies throughout the United States. Job titles are Boundary, Technicians, Survey Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Aide, and Survey Aide.