Advanced Product Design & Development-CSC

This CSC is designed to prepare students to design, engineer, and produce a product utilizing wood as a primary design medium and incorporating CAD/CAM/ CNC technology. Students will learn the basics of hand tool usage & maintenance, functional & aesthetic design, computer-aided drafting, problem-solving, managing materials, & product design & production.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  1. Knowledge of use and care of hand and power tools used in the industry
  2. Knowledge of materials used in various forms of manufacturing
  3. Knowledge of CAD/CAM/CNC technology as used in product design and manufacturing
  4. Knowledge of problem solving techniques
  5. Knowledge of functional and aesthetic design skills used in consumer targeted manufacturing .

Note: MTE 1 2 3 prerequisite required for CAD 233.

Course Sequence

Course Sequence Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem 3 0 3 3
BLD 105 Shop Practices & Procedures 1 1 3 2
IND 161 Product Design Dev. 1 1 8 9 5
IND 162 Product Design & Dev. 2 1 8 9 5
CAD 233 Computer Aided Drafting 3 2 2 4 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design 2 4 6 3
  10 24 34 21

Program Information

This CSC is designed for individuals interested in manufacturing at a small business level who wish to learn the skills to develop an idea from concept to viable products. Completion of this program will prepare the graduate for work in various positions in the design and manufacturing sectors.

Minimum credits: 21

Length: 1 year

Division: Business, Engineering, Industrial Technologies

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

For course descriptions view the college catalog.