Division of Career Education

Engineering Technology Design Certificate

Curriculum C348B

(formerly Engineering Technology/CAD Design Certificiate) 

The Engineering Technology Design certificate curriculum provides the student with the fundamental courses applicable for an entry-level position working with design professionals within engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments and technical sales and support. Designed to jump-start an education in engineering technology with first discussions on the concepts of Lean principles in the design process and knowledge in working with the various measurement devices used in determining quality assurance of prototypes and finished goods.

Contains coursework within the Engineering Technology AAS degree, a degree that gives graduates the education needed to fill technical positions in product design and development and transfers to four-year technology-related programs, including (but not limited to) the Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University and Purdue University/Calumet. These four-year programs further prepare you to move into leadership roles, such as industrial supervision, machine and tool designer, technical buyers, production expediters and cost estimators.

Semester One
Credit Hours
ENT 104
Electricity Fundamentals
ENT 110
Production Drawings & CAD
ENT 111
Metrology with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
ENT 127
Materials Manufacturing & Testing Processes

Semester Two
ENT 115
Fluid Power
# ENT 232
Geometric Design, Layout & Building
# ENT 252
Introduction to Mechanical AutoCAD
# ENT 260
Jig & Fixture Design
# ENT 255
Autodesk Inventor Design & Rendering or

# ENT 280
Solidworks Design & Rendering


Total credits required
Coordinator: Antigone Sharris, Ext. 3622

Area of Concentration