The Prototype and Design Associate Degree is a two-year, four-semester program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 68 credits.
10-420-151 Prototype Machine Tool
10-614-113 2D Essentials
10-614-152 Prototyping-Introduction to
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-442-153 Prototype Metal Fabrication
10-606-162 Solidworks Fundamentals
10-606-166 SolidWorks Loft/Surface
10-614-233 Architectural Model Design
10-614-235 CNC Mach/2D Prog-Intro
10-804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps
10-614-138 CNC Machining-Adv
10-614-234 Molding Process & Techniques
10-614-236 Rapid Prototype & Additive Mfg
10-614-276 Model Finishing
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-614-143 Prototyping Solutions Advanced
10-614-139 Prototype & Design Internship
10-614-237 Engineering & Mfg Processes
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-420-151 PROTOTYPE MACHINE TOOL ...introduction to machine shop fundamentals using precision measuring instruments; performing machine tool operations on a metal lathe, vertical and horizontal milling machines and surface grinders; and basic foundry applications.
10-442-153 PROTOTYPE METAL FABRICATION...ferrous and non-ferrous metals, oxyacetylene gas, tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and metal fabrication. (Corequisite: 10-614-235, Intro to CNC Mach/2D Prog)
10-606-113 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) ...computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials)
10-606-162 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS ...terminology, software operation and interface, creating basic models, casting and forging models. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Sketching-Technical; OR 10-614-113 2D Essentials; Familiarity with Windows file management)
10-606-163 SOLIDWORKS-INTERMEDIATE ...creating and manipulating intermediate models using SolidWorks software. Course content includes models requiring the use of revolved and swept features, equations, and thin walled parts. (Prerequisite: 10-606-162, Solidworks Fundamentals)
10-606-166 SOLIDWORKS LOFT/SURFACE ...necessary to create and manipulate lofted and surface component parts using SolidWorks software. Course content includes lofting, sweeping complex contours, and surfaces. (Prerequisite: 10-606-163, Solidworks-Intermediate)
10-614-113 2D ESSENTIALS ... an introduction to technical communication, annotation, geometric construction, model, orthographic and pictorial, section and auxiliary views and dimensioning.
10-614-138 CNC MACHINING-ADVANCED ...create three-dimensional prototypes on the CNC machining center using SolidWorks and SurfCAM software with a focus on 3 axis surface machining and multiple part setups and an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Prerequisites: 10-614-235, Intro to CNC Mach/2D Prog; 10-606-166, SolidWorks Loft/Surface)
10-614-139 PROTOTYPE & DESIGN INTERNSHIP ...an introduction to model building, safety, tools, materials, flexible mold making, casting, limited run production, techniques and practices as on-the-job training.
10-614-143 PROTOTYPING SOLUTIONS ADVANCED ...comprehensive overview of the design and development process using the skills acquired throughout the program to build a team focused project with an emphasis on project management, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and collaboration. (Prerequisite: 10-614-234, Molding Process & Techniques)
10-614-152 PROTOTYPING-INTRODUCTION TO ...introduction to the prototype & design industry using a variety of shop tools and equipment, machine processes, and fabrication techniques with an emphasis on shop safety, hand skills, accuracy, professionalism, and working within specified tolerances to build three dimensional models.
10-614-174 MODELS-MACHINE ...moving models, preliminary through final prototype; plastic mechanisms, motions, characteristics, combinations, mechanical advantages, fits, clearances, threads, gears, levers, cams, motors, fasteners, and methods. (Prerequisite: 10-614-235, Intro to CNC Mach/2D Prog)
10-614-233 ARCHITECTURAL MODEL DESIGN ...planning and construction of architectural models focusing on layout, fabrication, material selection, painting, attention to details, project planning, portfolio creation and presentation. (Prerequisites: 10-614-152, Prototype Introduction to; 10-606-113, CAD)
10-614-234 MOLDING PROCESS & TECHNIQUES ...utilizing proper RTV, plaster, and rigid molding techniques and procedures in the creation of detail replicas; estimating costs and time of projects. (Prerequisite: 10-614-152, Prototyping-Introduction to; 10-606-166, SolidWorks Loft/Surface)
10-614-235 CNC MACH/2D PROGRAM-INTRODUCTION TO ...introduction to CNC machining and programming using computer drawing software such as AutoCAD and SurfCAM, to produce three dimensional models from 2D geometry with an emphasis on machining materials used in the prototype & design industry. (Prerequisites: 10-606-113, CAD; 10-614-152, Prototyping-Introduction to)
10-614-236 RAPID PROTOTYPE & ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ...research and use of rapid prototyping technologies in the creation of complex 3D models, from SolidWorks or from other sources, overview upcoming technologies in the rapid prototyping field, estimating time and cost of build, finishing FFM/SLS/SLA rapid prototype parts for secondary step, and client/provider relationships. (Prerequisite: 10-614-152 Prototyping-Introduction to; 10-606-166, SolidWorks Loft/Surface)
10-614-237 ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ...an introduction into the manufacturing & production environment, illustrating the basic concepts of machine setup and fixture design, pattern making, material selection, thermoforming, die making, short run production molds. (Prerequisite: 10-614-234, Molding Process/Tech; 10-614-138, CNC Machining-Advanced)
10-614-276 MODEL FINISHING ...using a variety of spray guns and air brushes to apply paint products to a number of different surfaces. Proper preparation, sanding, masking, and vinyl stenciling procedures will be covered as well as correct clear coat burring and polishing.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-858-759, BE Reading Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATHICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic=65 OR ACT-Math=15 OR 10-834-109, PreAlgebra OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Algebra=61 OR ACT-Math 21 OR 10-804-107, College Mathematics OR 10-834-110, Elem Alg w/ Apps OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 4 cr.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759; BE Communication Prep IIB OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP ...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.