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Career Outlook Industrial Design Engineering - Level III

Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0328

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, 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.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Industrial Engineers

      Industrial Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 17-2112.00

      Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.58

      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
      $101,469.37
      Annual Job Openings
      2,044

      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
      $48.05

      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
      $63,172.53
      Annual Job Openings
      457

      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
      $52.51

      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
      $67,348.40
      Annual Job Openings
      1,230

      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
    • Commercial and Industrial Designers

      Commercial and Industrial Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1021.00

      Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $70.15

      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
      $76,404.62
      Annual Job Openings
      404

      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 III

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0328

    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, 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.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Industrial Design Engineering - Level I coursework18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Industrial Design Engineering - Level II coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Industrial Design Engineering - Level III coursework9
    Total Units36
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Industrial Design Engineering - Level I Coursework
    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
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Industrial Design Engineering - Level II Coursework
    IDE 210Advanced Media3
    IDE 220Advanced CAD3
    IDE 230Introduction to Mechanical Principles3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Industrial Design Engineering - Level III Coursework
    IDE 250Product Design and Viability6
    IDE 270Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
    Total Units9

    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 - 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 - Level II

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate N0620

    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
    Completion of the Industrial Design Engineering - Level I coursework18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Industrial Design Engineering - Level II coursework9
    Total Units27
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Industrial Design Engineering - Level I Coursework
    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
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Industrial Design Engineering - Level II Coursework
    IDE 210Advanced Media3
    IDE 220Advanced CAD3
    IDE 230Introduction to Mechanical Principles3
    Total Units9

    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

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

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