Students enrolled in classes in this lab will be exposed to advanced technical graphics. The laboratory is equipped with the latest high-tech graphics producing computers, plotters, and printers. These computers are loaded with the latest 2D and 3D graphics software packages such as:
Students will be trained in CAD courses ranging from beginner to advanced in architectural, mechanical, and engineering Design. Students will be exposed to descriptive geometry applications such as folding line relationships and notations, angles between plane revolutions and intersections. Students will also learn to develop working drawings for residential and light commercial buildings along with space planning and design in buildings with code requirements. Also, students will be exposed to solid modeling of mechanical and electrical/electronic components and assemblies. In addition,
students will be required to produce and maintain portfolios of their completed work for Departmental presentations and prospective job interviews.
Graduates receiving training in this laboratory will be equipped with not only application skills but management-oriented technical skills required in the design industry. Students will acquire
problem-solving skills and develop teamwork attributes in completing graphic problems. In addition, graduates in the design program are expected to seek job opportunities such as: CAD Section Leader, Project Lead Designer, and Technical Illustrator in a high-tech manufacturing environment. Student work portfolios will greatly enhance employment opportunities for design graduates.
The equipment and software available in the computer-aided design laboratory will provide students conducting research to enhance presentations requiring quality graphics. Materials such as book illustrations, product brochures, 2D and 3D architectural and engineering graphics can be produced in this laboratory.
Students taking classes in this lab will be trained in advanced piping facility design, architectural rendering, and machine design. The laboratory is equipped with the latest high-tech graphic producing computers and printers. These computers are loaded with the latest AVEVA 3D Piping System Design software along with AutoCAD. Students will be trained in CAD courses ranging from beginner to advanced where emphasis will be placed on geometrical construction, along with orthographic and axonometric projection. Students will also be exposed to design of machine components such as thread and gear creation. Training will be provided relative to architectural artistic requirements such as perspectives, shapes, shadows, and color presentations. Students will learn piping terminology, piping equipment, fittings, and instruments. Modeling and drafting of concrete, steel, and wooden structures will be discussed. In addition, design evaluation of building and structural integrity with respect to bending and compressive loads will be presented.
Graduates in the design program are expected to seek job opportunities such as: Piping Designer, Structural Detailer, and Technical Specialist in a high-tech manufacturing environment.
Student work portfolios will greatly enhance employment opportunities for design graduates.
Materials necessary in producing technical product brochures, advanced piping illustrations, and plans for residential and light commercial construction can be produced in this laboratory.
The Construction Laboratory is equipped with high-tech machines such as: Table Saw, Band Saw, Planer/jointer, and a Radial Arm Saw. These pieces of equipment will be used to give students hands-on experiences in residential house construction and cabinet-making. Students will learn the proper use and care of high-tech power equipment and understand appropriate use of construction materials in the industry. Students will learn basic house wiring and HVAC installation in residential structures. In addition, students will be trained to produce scaled models of residential and commercial structures.
Students majoring in Construction Technology will receive state-of-the-art training in construction processes and procedures demonstrated in this laboratory. Students will receive coursework in construction materials and methods, framing principles, models and presentations, and concrete technology. The Department encourages students to take advantage of co-op and internship opportunities to obtain experience prior to graduation. Graduates are expected to seek management-oriented positions in high-tech manufacturing environments such as construction project managers, estimators, and inspectors.
Students trained in the construction laboratory will be prepared to produce physical presentations of structures approved through appropriate research. The construction laboratory will serve to enhance research opportunities initiated within the Department of Industrial Technology.