Engineering Technology Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Engineering Technology Certificate program is the study of technologies, sciences and management practices that provides a background in materials, advanced manufacturing processing (metals and plastics), automation (robotics and programmable controllers), mechanical design and development process, CAD/CAM, quality control/metrology, process planning, "lean" principles, and project management. The student is required to complete a total of 34-36 units. At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College. A minimum grade of C or better is required for each course taken.

Required Courses (32 units):
DRAF 101 F Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing (formerly DRAF 070 F)2
DRAF 173 F Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing2
DRAF 944 FSolidworks3
DRAF 945 FAdvanced Solidworks3
MACH 101 F Introduction to Machine Tools (formerly MACH 091 F)5
MACH 180 FIntroduction to Metrology3
MATH 142 FTrigonometry4
METL 192 FFundamentals of Metallurgy3
TECH 108 FManufacturing Processes3
TECH 131 F Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics2
TECH 132 F Basics of Electric Motor Controls2
Restricted Electives (2-4 units):2-4
Engineering CAD4
Introduction to Engineering3
Industrial Safety2
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers2
Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Advanced PLC3
Electronic Instrumentation and Networking2
Electronic Instrumentation and Networking II2
Total Units34-36

Outcome 1: Interpret and apply basic concepts of math and materials science such as strength of materials, structural properties, conductivity, and mechanical properties.

Outcome 2: Perform various non-destructive and destructive materials testing procedures.

Outcome 3: Analyze and apply electrical, electronics, and programming logic principles within various automated manufacturing environments and applications such as industrial robotics, programmable controls, and other such systems.

Outcome 4: Working individually and as a team, monitor and control lean manufacturing processes or other industrial systems.

Outcome 5: Select appropriate manufacturing processes for production applications such as forming, molding, subtractive and additive manufacturing, conditioning, joining, and finishing.

Outcome 6: Communicate mechanical ideas utilizing 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design systems to create designs and models for products, machines, jigs, fixtures, and other mechanical devices used in manufacturing environments.