Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist provides foundational industrial design skills. The foundational skills gained 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 manufacturing. The core specialty of the program is hands-on experience with solid design. There is also an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Design available.

Details

Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5184
Total credits required
26
Catalog Year
2023-2024
Effective Term
Spring 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

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

  1. Analyze design ideas, considering aesthetics, safety, function, usability, serviceability, cost, production methods, and market demand.
  2. Realize basic design ideas through the development of concept models, considering form, fit, and function.
  3. Develop a basic digital design to produce a proof of concept with 3D printed models.
  4. Use an iterative design approach to create and validate concept models.
  5. Construct prototype models applying common prototyping methods using 3-D printing.
  6. Generate a bill of materials (BOM) from assembly components, machine, and tooling capacity.
  7. Use 3D scanning to perform basic reverse engineering tasks, design simple mechanical models, and inspect their dimensional integrity.
  8. Create 2D and 3D technical documentation using industry specifications.
  9. Use Project Data Management (PDM) tools and management strategies in the creation, control, and release of project documents.
  10. Demonstrate personal and professional accountability.
  11. Communicate effective with audiences orally, visually, and in writing in the manufacturing environment.
  12. Work effectively within a team structure.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

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 during the First 8 Weeks 3
MPT110 Inspection Techniques Critical course Gateway course To be taken during the First 8 Weeks 3
MPT111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 3
MPT113 Coordinate Measuring Machines I To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 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 during the First 8 Weeks 3
MPT255 Solid Design 3D Printing To be taken during the First 8 Weeks 4
MPT152 or
MPT298AA
Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation or Special Projects To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 1
MPT250 Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 3
MPT251 Solid Design: Documentation/GD&T: SolidWorks Critical course To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 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 during the First 8 Weeks 3
MPT110 Inspection Techniques Critical course Gateway course To be taken during the First 8 Weeks 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
MPT111 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 3
MPT113 Coordinate Measuring Machines I To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 3

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
MPT151 Solid Design I: SolidWorks To be taken during the First 8 Weeks 3
MPT255 Solid Design 3D Printing To be taken during the First 8 Weeks 4

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
MPT152 or
MPT298AA
Solid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate/Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation or Special Projects To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 1
MPT250 Solid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 3
MPT251 Solid Design: Documentation/GD&T: SolidWorks Critical course To be taken during the Second 8 Weeks 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 official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=149463).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.