This certificate program is part of the Engineering Technology AS degree program (1615000001).
A College Credit Certificate consists of a program of instruction of less than sixty (60) credits of college-level courses, which is part of an AS or AAS degree program and prepares students for entry into employment (Rule 6A-14.030, F.A.C.).
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to specialized courses in Applied Technology areas for design, assembly, and fabrication using various software packages.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
Demonstrate proficiency in advanced CAD commands.
Demonstrate proficiency in three-dimensional (3-D) drawings.
Demonstrate knowledge of using solid (3D) modeling software.
Demonstrate proficiency in engineering design fundamentals.
Demonstrate proficiency in solid modeling fundamentals.
This certificate program is part of the Engineering Technology AS degree program (1615000001). At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate proficiency in advanced CAD commands–The student will be able to:
Select the correct command for specified tasks.
Develop the standard drawing arraignment needed for generic information layout for specific drawing types.
Demonstrate proficiency in various CAD plotting and printing options.
Create and plots multiple size of drawings.
Develop the attributes and standards needed for generic information for drawing templates for specific drawings.
Implement existing CAD library files for new drawings.
Develop appropriate new library files when necessary.
Demonstrate model space and paper space commands.
Demonstrate paper space with multi Layout sheets.
Apply standard dimensioning rules for Architectural, Mechanical, and Electrical.
Demonstrate proficiency in three-dimensional (3-D) drawings–The student will be able to:
Implement the CAD commands for three-dimensional drawings.
Implement and apply the CAD three-dimensional coordinate system for three-dimensional objects.
Use CAD three-dimensional surface commands for 3-dimensional objects.
Implement and apply basic software utilities for arranging, detailing, and plotting views of an object.
Create basic building construction, architectural and object designs in three dimensions.
Align, rotate, and mirror three-dimensional objects.
Render a three-dimensional model.
Customize screen, toolbars, and pull down menus.
Demonstrate knowledge of using solid (3-D) modeling software–The student will be able to:
Create a new part document and 2-D sketch views of a solid object in drawing environment.
Apply and edit dimensions on an object.
Create the standard drawing views to document the design procedures.
Perform analyses on the computer model and refine the design.
Measure and calculate properties of parts.
Enter, save, and modify data for a part drawing.
Create bottom-up assembly drawings.
Define parts and components of an assembly in a BOM link to an Excel directory.
Define parts of an assembly in a directory by Balloons or Labeling.
Apply orthographic projection principles to drawing’s layouts.
Plot solid modeling drawings.
Demonstrate proficiency in engineering design fundamentals–The student will be able to:
Create and execute advanced templates.
Convert multiple sketches into construction lines.
Create and use multiple work planes for advanced functions.
Create and modify bottom up assemblies.
Create multiple configurations of an individual part.
Apply basic drawing concepts to molded parts.
Create basic sheet metal drawings.
Create two and three-dimensional drawings related to graphic and industrial design.
Define fundamental two-dimensional and three-dimensional concepts of graphic and industrial design.
Demonstrate basic design principles of visual and spatial form as applied to products.
Perform analyses and refine industrial design.
Apply design features to the two and three dimensional drawings.
Describe the fundamentals of product and system design as it relates to the manufacturing and structural considerations in design.
Describe the theories related to product and systems design.
Solve elementary problems related to the form and function of objects and structures.
Describe the fundamentals of material selection for product and system design.
Conduct a system design identifying the major phases.
Analyze three-dimensional solid elements and 3-D thin shell bodies.
Plot three-dimensional objects.
Implement sustainable practices in simulation design analysis.
Demonstrate proficiency in solid modeling fundamentals–The student will be able to:
Convert sketches into extruded features.
Create the desired sketch to show the design intent in the solid modeling procedures.
Perform analyses on the sketch procedures and refine the sketch to be fully defined.
Create multiple parts using configurations manager on the design tree.
Perform advanced mating using multiple parts or sub-assemblies.
Define the type of analysis of machine elements of a parts or assembly.
Combine 11-13 Perform and interpret finite element analysis on modeled objects.
Apply basic drawing concepts to molded parts.
Create detailed molds or die cavities of parts and assemblies.
Derive component parts from an edited mold base.
Choose and apply a type of material to use to render parts.
Create and insert render parts into the sheet environment of a solid modeling drawing.
Apply the rapid prototyping processes for specific applications.
Fabricate a part or an assembly using a rapid prototype machine.
Describe the processes used in reverse engineering and scanning.
Apply reverse engineering or scanning processes for specific applications.
Fabricate a part or an assembly using reverse engineering or scanning equipment.
Laboratory investigations that include scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, emerging technologies, tools and equipment, as well as, experimental, quality, and safety procedures are an integral part of this career and technical program/course. Laboratory investigations benefit all students by developing an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills required to manage, operate, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment/tools used to make observations. Students understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
SkillsUSA is the intercurricular career and technical student organization for providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills. Career and Technical Student Organizations provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction offered. The activities of such organizations are defined as part of the curriculum in accordance with Rule 6A-6.065, F.A.C.
Students are urged to join the local and national AutoCAD and Solid Modeling user groups.
Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Postsecondary students with disabilities must self-identify, present documentation, request accommodations if needed, and develop a plan with their counselor and/or instructors. Accommodations received in postsecondary education may differ from those received in secondary education. Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.
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