Engineering Design Technology Associate in Applied Science
This program trains students to transform design and engineering solutions into 2-D drawings, 3-D models and specifications using state-of-the-art CAD software, such that the product can be manufactured.
This program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student completes and submits the Program of Study Change Form requesting to opt out of the embedded certificate.
The mission of the Engineering Design Technology program is to provide the Upstate of South Carolina with professionally prepared entry-level CAD design technicians capable of making significant contributions to the progress of business and industry in the area.
Acceptable placement test score(s), plus high school diploma or GED
Type of Program
Day or evening
Requirements for Completion
To graduate with an associate degree, candidates must meet the computer competency requirement by taking EGR 130 Engineering Technology Applications and Programming or by passing the exemption exam at a cost to be assessed by the college.
The EDT Associate in Applied Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.
Manufacturing, industrial, engineering, mechanical contractors, design & build
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/edt/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
The course schedule listed is designed for students who begin the program with ENG 101 English Composition I* and MAT 110 College Algebra* based on the placement test. Students taking pre-requisite courses for MAT 110 College Algebra* should also take the following courses: COL 103 College Skills for students taking MAT 100 Introductory College Math (Non-Degree Credit) and/or EGR 102 Introduction to Industrial/Engineering Careers for students who are taking MAT 105 Introduction to College Algebra
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|COL 105||Freshman Seminar||3|
|EGT 110||Engineering Graphics I||4|
|EGR 210||Introduction to Engineering CAD||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 110||College Algebra||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|EGR 130||Engr Tech Applications & Programming||3|
|EGT 115||Engineering Graphics II||4|
|EGR 275||Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics||3|
|MAT 111||College Trigonometry||3|
|MTT 121||Machine Tool Theory I||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|EGR 175||Manufacturing Processes||3|
|PHY 201||Physics I||4|
|Social/Behavioral Elective 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|EGT 210||Engineering Graphics III||4|
|EGT 245||Principles of Parametric CAD||3|
|EGR 170||Engineering Materials||3|
|EGR 194||Statics and Strength of Materials||4|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|EGT 215||Mechanical Drawing Applications||4|
|EGT 252||Advanced CAD||3|
|Select one of the following:||2|
|Engineering Tech Senior Systems Project 2|
Cooperative Work Experience 2
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics||3|
|Humanities /Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|Total Required Credit Hours||77|
Approved Social/Behavioral Electives
Department head approval required (two-course minimum)