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Industrial Design Engineering - Level I

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Contact: Stephen JamesTitle: Department ChairContact: sjames@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Industrial Design Engineering - Level I

Technology and Health Division
Certificate N0651

This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in a wide range of industries including product and industrial design firms and fabrication and manufacturing companies. Students are introduced to product development from design through prototyping and fabrication for manufacturing. Portfolio or prototype development is required on each of the semester levels.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Mechanical Drafters

      Mechanical Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3013.00

      Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.83

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $60,858.48
      Annual Job Openings
      643

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

      Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3021.00

      Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.01

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $66,052.92
      Annual Job Openings
      267

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Electro-Mechanical Technicians

      Electro-Mechanical Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3024.00

      Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.57

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,985.93
      Annual Job Openings
      252

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Environmental Engineering Technicians

      Environmental Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3025.00

      Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.44

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,885.13
      Annual Job Openings
      403

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Industrial Engineering Technicians

      Industrial Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3026.00

      Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,292.86
      Annual Job Openings
      569

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Mechanical Engineering Technicians

      Mechanical Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3027.00

      Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $47.00

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,917.05
      Annual Job Openings
      414

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Industrial Engineering Technologists

      Industrial Engineering Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.05

      Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

      Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 17-3029.06

      Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,006.63
      Annual Job Openings
      1,333

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Industrial Design Engineering - Level I

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate N0651

    This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in a wide range of industries including product and industrial design firms and fabrication and manufacturing companies. Students are introduced to product development from design through prototyping and fabrication for manufacturing. Portfolio or prototype development is required on each of the semester levels.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    IDE 110Design Foundation-Visual Literacy3
    IDE 120Introduction to CAD3
    IDE 130Introduction to Shop Processes3
    IDE 150Design Foundation II3
    IDE 160Intermediate CAD3
    IDE 170Introduction to Prototyping3
    Total Units18

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    ELEC 81Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology1-2
    MATH 51Elementary Algebra4
    PHYS 1Physics4
    WELD 30Metal Sculpture2
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding2

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

  • Industrial Design Engineering, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0331

    This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in a wide range of industries including product and industrial design firms and fabrication and manufacturing companies. Students are introduced to product development from design through prototyping and fabrication for manufacturing.

    Portfolio or prototype development is required on each of the semester levels. In the Level Three certificate and AS Degree course work, this will culminate in a final “senior project,” which is a portfolio that includes two and three-dimensional design, documentation (accountability measures), presentation, and fabrication. This project will demonstrate the student’s mastery of the concepts and methodologies learned during the program.

    Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree should consult with a counselor or an educational advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    IDE 110Design Foundation-Visual Literacy3
    IDE 120Introduction to CAD3
    IDE 130Introduction to Shop Processes3
    IDE 150Design Foundation II3
    IDE 160Intermediate CAD3
    IDE 170Introduction to Prototyping3
    IDE 210Advanced Media3
    IDE 220Advanced CAD3
    IDE 230Introduction to Mechanical Principles3
    IDE 250Product Design and Viability6
    IDE 270Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
    Total Units36

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
    ELEC 81Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology1-2
    MATH 51Elementary Algebra4
    PHYS 1Physics4
    WELD 30Metal Sculpture2
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding2

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Stephen JamesTitle: Department ChairContact: sjames@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10am-12pm and by appointmentLocation: Building 28A-BPhone: (909) 274-5214