Manufacturing Processes

A hands-on introduction to the processes used to measure, form, fabricate, machine, and finish materials. Laboratory experience in a variety of machining and welding processes will take place at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in the Fort Custer Industrial Park. This course will be self-paced instruction through a series of learning modules. Please see your advisor for more details. [0-72-72] Lab Fee

Introduction to Graphic Design

This course is an orientation to the graphic design field and a preparation for success in the Graphic Design Program. The course will introduce areas inherent to the field including history, contemporary design, work-related occupations, marketing, typography, printing, web design and animation, and software and hardware. In addition, preliminary training will be provided on the Macintosh computers, printers and network. [24-24-48] Lab Fee

Introduction to CAM and CNC

An introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) processes and the use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming for machining operations. Course topics will include safety, machinery used for CAM, machinery setup and operation, manual programing, creating geometry and tool paths using MasterCAM, and importing CAD data. [16-64-80] Lab Fee

Digital Illustration and Layout

This course provides an overview of the functionality and use of technology for creating digital illustrations and page layout design. Through hands-on lectures, demonstrations, and projects the student will learn the fundamental tools and techniques of current industry-standard vector software used in digital design. Emphasis is given to creating professional-looking design work utilizing the computer as a tool. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Cooperative Work Experience

A coordinated industrial work experience for selected students enrolled in the Drafting and Design and Computer Engineering Technology curricula. Enrollees will be under the supervision of the College and the participating company. Written reports will be required, and a performance appraisal of the student will be made by the College and the employer. Students will meet as a class one hour per week.

Digital Imaging

This course provides an overview of the functionality and use of technology for creating and editing digital images. Through hands-on lectures, demonstration, and projects the student will learn the fundamental tools and techniques of current industry-standard raster software used for digital images. Emphasis is given to creating professional-looking art and graphics work utilizing the computer as a tool. [32–32-64] Lab Fee

Independent Study

Courses may be repeated for additional credit. An opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the faculty. Subjects are chosen and arrangements made to suit the needs of individual students.


This course explores the components, terminology, features and uses of HTML/XML. Emphasis is given to creating professional looking web pages utilizing HTML/XML as the layout vehicle. Through hands-on lectures, demonstrations and projects, the student will learn the essential techniques and functions of the language, while understanding some of the more complex issues that designers face when using HTML/XML. [16-32-48] Lab Fee

Material Science

This course is intended to introduce the student to the materials used in engineering/ industry and their properties. The types of material studied will include ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, rubber, ceramics, glass, and cement. In addition, material inspection, testing, and the effects of heat treatment and corrosion will be studied. Laboratory experiences will include the testing and inspection of materials. [48-16-64] Lab Fee

Statics and Strengths of Materials

This course is a study of the force systems which act on an object at rest and the behavior of materials when placed under loads and restraints. Topics will include calculating centers of gravity and moments of inertia; predicting the effect of forces applied in tension, compression, shear, and torsion on riveted and welded joints; and developing bending moment diagrams for beams and columns. Laboratory experiences will focus on the methods of material testing. [48-16-64]