Jun 20, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Engineering Drafting and Manufacturing Technology: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion | 29 credits minimum

Division of Natural Sciences
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
SI 341
General Information (801) 957-4827
Program Information (801) 957-4150
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SI201b, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty
Instructors − Joel Clarkston, Michael Stenquist

Program Description
Engineering Design/Drafting Technology is a profession that encompasses a variety of engineering disciplines that are always in high demand: mechanical, civil, piping, electronics, structural, and industrial. Students develop skills in technical drafting, CAD (Computer Aided Design), and the drafting practices specific to each of these discipline areas. Drafters and designers are an integral part of a project team in every field, developing the drawings and designs for fabrication and construction.

Skills USA - All students enrolled in the engineering design/drafting technology program are members of Skills USA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the sample schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy

General Education

Basic Communication
Human Relations
Quantitative Literacy

2, 3, 5
Drafting and CAD Fundamentals
Students will:
  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in manual drafting techniques and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drafting tools
  • demonstrate understanding of technical terminology used in drafting (EDDT 1010 ).
Students will:
  • produce drawings that demonstrate competency in AutoCAD and are neat and professional
  • demonstrate proficiency with drawing and screen setup: layouts, layers, dimension styles, scale factors, blocks, profiles, and plotting
  • demonstrate knowledge of CAD commands and use them appropriately for efficiency and accuracy (EDDT 1040 , EDDT 1100 ).
Students will:
  • produce flat pattern layouts, mechanical detail and assembly drawings that demonstrate correct use of ANSI standards, datums, and critical dimensions for dimensioning and drawing layout
  • demonstrate ability to calculate precision fits, tolerances, and allowances at MMC and LMC.
  • demonstrate ability to select appropriate parts from catalog data.
  • demonstrate ability to read complex blueprints, notes, detail and assembly documentation with multiple configurations.
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of drafting principles in specialized disciplines: electronic drafting, steel detailing, civil drafting, and pipe drafting (EDDT 1200 ).
Depth in Discipline Specific Drafting Electives (Select 8 credits)
Students will:
  • demonstrate proficient competencies in the use of MicroStation commands as well as appropriate application of these functions to civil drawings.
  • demonstrate knowledge and application of Land Development software in the production of various civil drawings
  • demonstrate understanding of mapping definitions, geographic terms, survey data and field notes.
  • produce boundary plans, contour maps, profiles and sections and road alignments consistent with industry standards (EDDT 1420 , EDDT 2190 ).
Students will:
  • produce electronic diagrams, schematics, detail, and assembly drawings per ANSI and industry standards.
  • demonstrate knowledge of schematic and logic symbols, reference designations, and electronic components (EDDT 2180 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate ability to apply formulas and standards of the AISC manual to structural design requirements.
  • produce steel fabrication drawings and layouts consistent with industry standards.
  • demonstrate knowledge of symbols, terminology, and industry requirements associated with structural steel drafting (EDDT 2240 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of industrial materials and processes and the principles of material behavior.
  • demonstrate ability to apply this knowledge in hands-on lab experience with molding, casting and forming.
  • participate as a member of a design team to create designs and finished products (EDDT 2340 , EDDT 2350 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate understanding of piping definitions, standard terms, symbols, and specifications and extract data from vendor catalogs to draw piping components and equipment.
  • produce piping flow diagrams, site plans, elevations, and spool drawings per industry standards (EDDT 2360 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and applications of form, function, and tolerances.
  • produce drawings with correctly applied symbols.
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of GD&T in automated manufacturing and quality inspection (EDDT 2540 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of SolidWorks solid modeling tools, creating and defining sketches, 3D features, mating assemblies, design tables, and fabrication and assembly drawings from models.
  • produce accurate parts, assemblies, and drawings per industry standard.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze design intent and process (EDDT 2600 ).
Students will:
  • demonstrate ability to create parts and assemblies in AutoDesk Inventor.
  • produce parts and drawings per industry standards (EDDT 2710 ).

General Education Requirements

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

  • Any approved HR course


Students who may want to pursue an AS degree in the future should take either LE 1220 , as it meets the Social Science (SS) , or COMM 2110 , as it meets the Interdisciplinary (ID)  requirement.

Sample Schedule

Total: 15

*EDDT 1040  is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 1100  is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can take both in one semester. EDDT 1420  is taught the first half-term (8 weeks) of the semester and EDDT 2190  is taught the second half-term of the semester so students can take both in one semester.

Spring Semester

Total: 14-15

Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes or preparation. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken and may require extra time to complete the program. Students should check the semester class schedule for the day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Students acquiring an Associate of Science Degree with a pre-major in General Studies may simultaneously earn a Certificate in Engineering Drafting Technology by selecting the above courses to fulfill the elective component of the AS degree.

EDDT classes are offered summer term as requested by students. Classes taken summer can reduce the credit hours required in other semesters or shorten the time to acquire the degree.

EDDT evening classes are generally offered on alternating semesters than those listed or in summer term.

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