Industrial Design Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Design Technology program prepares students for careers in the field of Industrial Design. This expertise will allow employment in a variety of hi-tech product development and medical device, consumer product, aerospace, and automotive manufacturing companies. The program includes courses designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the field of product design, product development and rapid part production. Competency and technical expertise will be learned on industry specific three-dimensional (3D) Solid Design software and 3D printers. The core specialty of the program is hands-on experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD), and 3D printing. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Industrial Design Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3204
Total Credits Required
60-66
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Evaluate design ideas, considering aesthetics, safety, function, usability, serviceability, cost, production methods, and market demand.
  2. Realize design ideas through the development of concept models, considering form, fit, function, and other manufacturing factors.
  3. Develop a digital design to produce a proof of concept with 3D printed models.
  4. Calculate factor of safety (FOS) according to specifications and design needs.
  5. Predict failure using cycle loading and fatigue testing.
  6. Use an iterative design approach to create and validate concept models.
  7. Construct prototype models using common prototyping methods and technologies including 3D printing.
  8. Generate a bill of materials (BOM) from assembly components, machine, and tooling capacity.
  9. Use 3D scanning to reverse engineer, design mechanical models, and verify their integrity.
  10. Create 2D and 3D technical documentation using industry specifications.
  11. Use Project Data Management (PDM) tools and management strategies in the creation, control, and release of project documents.
  12. Demonstrate personal and professional accountability.
  13. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences orally, visually, and in writing in the manufacturing environment.
  14. Effectively work within a cross-disciplinary team structure.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT101 Technical Documentation Critical course To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT110 Inspection Techniques Critical course Gateway course To be taken first 8 weeks 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development To be taken first 8 weeks 0–3
MPT111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT113 Coordinate Measuring Machines I To be taken second 8 weeks 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course To be taken second 8 weeks FYC 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT151 Solid Design I: SolidWorks To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT255 Solid Design 3D Printing To be taken first 8 weeks 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment;
To be taken first 8 weeks
L 0–3
MPT152 or
MPT298AA
Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation or Special Projects To be taken second 8 weeks 1
MPT250 Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT251 Solid Design: Documentation/GD&T: SolidWorks To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area;
To be taken second 8 weeks
MA 3–6

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT252 Solid Design: Simulation: SolidWorks To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT213 or
MPT218 or
MPT253 or
MPT254 or
MPT298AC
Coordinate Measuring Machines II or Advanced Quality Process Methods or Solid Design: Surface Modeling: SolidWorks or Solid Design: Sheet Metal: SolidWorks or Special Projects To be taken first 8 weeks 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing To be taken first 8 weeks FYC or L 3
MPT214 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering: Geomagic To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT213 or
MPT218 or
MPT253 or
MPT254 or
MPT298AC
Coordinate Measuring Machines II or Advanced Quality Process Methods or Solid Design: Surface Modeling: SolidWorks or Solid Design: Sheet Metal: SolidWorks or Special Projects To be taken second 8 weeks 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication To be taken first 8 weeks SB or L 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design To be taken first 8 weeks HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative For students intending to transfer into a STEM related field, recommend (CHM150 and CHM151LL) or CHM150AA or (CHM151 and CHM151LL) or CHM151AA or PHY115 or PHY121;
To be taken second 8 weeks
SG or SQ 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences To be taken second 8 weeks SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT101 Technical Documentation Critical course To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT110 Inspection Techniques Critical course Gateway course To be taken first 8 weeks 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development To be taken first 8 weeks 0–3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course To be taken first 8 weeks FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area;
To be taken second 8 weeks
MA 3–6

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment;
To be taken first 8 weeks
L 0–3
MPT111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT113 Coordinate Measuring Machines I To be taken second 8 weeks 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT151 Solid Design I: SolidWorks To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT255 Solid Design 3D Printing To be taken first 8 weeks 4

Fall Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 5)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing To be taken first 8 weeks FYC or L 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication To be taken second 8 weeks SB or L 3

Spring Semester (Term 6)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 6)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT152 or
MPT298AA
Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation or Special Projects To be taken second 8 weeks 1
MPT250 Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT251 Solid Design: Documentation/GD&T: SolidWorks To be taken second 8 weeks 3

Fall Semester (Term 7)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 7)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT252 Solid Design: Simulation: SolidWorks To be taken first 8 weeks 3
MPT213 or
MPT218 or
MPT253 or
MPT254 or
MPT298AC
Coordinate Measuring Machines II or Advanced Quality Process Methods or Solid Design: Surface Modeling: SolidWorks or Solid Design: Sheet Metal: SolidWorks or Special Projects To be taken first 8 weeks 3

Spring Semester (Term 8)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 8)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences To be taken first 8 weeks SB 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative For students intending to transfer into a STEM related field, recommend (CHM150 and CHM151LL) or CHM150AA or (CHM151 and CHM151LL) or CHM151AA or PHY115 or PHY121;
To be taken second 8 weeks
SG or SQ 4

Fall Semester (Term 9)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 9)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT214 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering: Geomagic To be taken second 8 weeks 3
MPT213 or
MPT218 or
MPT253 or
MPT254 or
MPT298AC
Coordinate Measuring Machines II or Advanced Quality Process Methods or Solid Design: Surface Modeling: SolidWorks or Solid Design: Sheet Metal: SolidWorks or Special Projects To be taken second 8 weeks 3

Spring Semester (Term 10)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 10)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design To be taken first 8 weeks HU 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Design Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=154874).


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