Engineering Technology Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Apply engineering practices to CAD drawings using multiple industry examples.
  • Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills expected of a future professional in the engineering field.
  • Demonstrate foundational computer literacy skills such as opening files, saving files, knowledge of Autodesk software and commands, and the ability to create a computer generated drawing.

This certificate can be completed face-to-face with minimal online classes. The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks, to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 1305 TECHNICAL DRAFTING 3
DFTG 1309 BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
DFTG 1317 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING/RESIDENTIAL 3
DFTG 1333 MECHANICAL DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2340 SOLID MODELING/DESIGN 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 2306 MACHINE DESIGN 3
DFTG 2300 INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING-RESIDENTIAL 3
DFTG 2302 MACHINE DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2319 INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2317 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Total Credit Hours: 30

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with Mr. Ouchley.  You may contact him at jouchley@nctc.edu