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Industrial Design Engineering

IDE Model Shop

SolidWorks 3D CAD

Mechanical Design and Reverse Engineering

Drafting and Technical Communication

Manual Machining

CNC Machining

CNC Router

3D Printing

Vacuum Forming

Remote-Control Car Body


Resin Casting

Self-skinning Foam Football

MIG Welding

Concept Sketching

Assembly Sequence Sketch

Head Phones Design Project

Head Phones Design Project

Student Project

Air Compressor

Student Project

Custom 3D Printer

Student Project

Mechanical Pull Toy and Packaging

Manufacturing Challenge Student Competition

First Place!


Dream it. Design it. Draft it. Build it.

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COVID-19 Updates

Due to the Stay at Home order per the Governor of California, the campus is currently closed. Mt. SAC is currently offering classes online! Updates for Industrial Design courses to return to campus will be posted as we learn more. For questions, please contact Stephen James at


This program only accepts new students during the Fall semester.

New students MUST register for IDE 110, IDE 120, IDE 130 during Fall enrollment. *

The Industrial Design Engineering program is an accelerated four semester program that focuses on product design, CAD, engineering, hands on fabrication and manufacturing.  Students in the IDE program learn how to take an idea and make it into a prototype ready for manufacturing.  Students take 3 courses per semester. Students in the IDE program are guaranteed enrollment in all four semesters. Graduates are able to transfer to universities or obtain entry level jobs in the design and manufacturing field. Upon completion of the program, Graduates receive an Associates of Science Degree or 3 Technical Certificates.**

* Note: Students with prior experience may be able to receive credit for some of or all of the first semester courses and enroll in the second (Spring) semester based on college transcripts and portfolio. Contact Professor Stephen James (; 909-274-5214) to discuss your individual situation.

** The IDE A.S. degree certificate requires the completion of IDE coursework and general education requirements.

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Industrial Design Engineering Program

 Monday & Wednesday 10am-12pm and by appointment
Building 28A-B
(909) 274-5214