Engineering Design Graphics Mechanical Specialty, Certificate of Technology
All successful projects start with a good plan. For architects, engineering designers, CAD drafters, and builders, that plan comes in the form of working drawings produced by technically talented and well-trained individuals. If you have a desire to express your knowledge through computer aided design software, San Jacinto College can give you the skills you need to make your way into this exciting field. This degree allows you to pursue careers that strike a satisfying balance between creativity, technical proficiency, and attention to detail. You can make yourself an indispensable asset in a variety of fields, such as architecture, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and the oil and gas industry, with a degree in engineering design graphics.
The Engineering Design Graphics (EDG) program at San Jacinto College:
- Trains students to translate the ideas of designers, engineers and architects from rough sketches, design layouts, specifications, and calculations into working drawings, maps, plans, illustrations, and 3D models;
- Offers students the skills needed to prepare technical drawings and/or 3D models using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), design, and 3D modeling software; and
- Offers degree plans in three areas:
Growth in Houston’s diversified job markets has created employment openings for drafters. Career opportunities for drafters are available in:
- Engineering: Electrical, Instrumentation, Structural, Civil
- Oil, Energy, and Petrochemical
- Public Works
Mechanical drafter median salary: $67,474 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information, please contact Central campus, 281-476-1841; North campus, 281-998-6150, x7765; and South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.
A certificate of technology focuses on 41 semester credit hours of technical course work. This is a fast-track award for those wishing to concentrate their studies in engineering design graphics and enter the job market as soon as possible. San Jacinto College offers three certificates of technology, including:
- Mechanical, and
Plan of Study
|DFTG 1305||Technical Drafting||3|
|DFTG 1409||Basic Computer-Aided Drafting||4|
|DFTG 1433||Mechanical Drafting||4|
|DFTG 1445||Parametric Modeling and Design||4|
|DFTG 2317||Descriptive Geometry||3|
|DFTG 2440||Solid Modeling/Design||4|
|DFTG 2402||Machine Drafting||4|
|DFTG 2406||Machine Design||4|
|DFTG 2435||Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting||4|
|DFTG 2458||Advanced Machine Design||4|
or DFTG 2338
|Internship-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician 1
or Final Project - Advanced Drafting
The course selected to satisfy the Capstone Experience (DFTG 2386 Internship-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician or DFTG 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting) can only be taken during, or after, the term in which the last required and elective Engineering Design Graphics courses are completed.
Courses do not have to be taken in this order unless a course has a prerequisite. See catalog for descriptions.
For more detailed information on this program, contact the Department Chair or faculty.