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Engineering Technology Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

The PLTW Engineering program has been adopted by the El Camino College Engineering Technology department. Exciting courses such as Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, provide relevant hands-on activities to stimulate interest and provide meaningful relevance and improve success in higher level Math and Science courses.   For more information on Project Lead the Way, please visit their website here.

For more information on Engineering Technology high school programs, contact:
 
Tiffany Miller
Career Pathways
tsmiller@elcamino.edu
310-660-3589
 
Below you will find a list of El Camino College's Engineering Technology (PLTW) classes.  For more information on Engineering Technology as a major please visit here.

Engineering Technology 10
Principles of Engineering Technology

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will explore technology systems and engineering processes to learn how math, science, and technology impact our society. The topics introduced include the design process, communication and documentation, engineering systems, statics, properties of materials, quality assurance, materials testing, and engineering for reliability.

Engineering Technology 12
Introduction to Engineering Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Environmental Technology 10
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of the design process used in engineering fields and the application of computer modeling software. Emphasis is placed on the design process, geometric relationships, visualization, technical sketching, modeling, model documentation, assemblies, and production processes.
 

Engineering Technology 14
Electronics for Engineering Technologists

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students are introduced to the application of electronics in engineering technology. The topics studied include safety, Ohm’s Law, engineering notation, DC circuits, capacitance, inductance, reactance, impedance, analog and digital waveforms, basic motors, number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, flip-flops, shift registers, and micro-processors. Techniques in computer simulation and electrical measurements will be stressed.

Engineering Technology 16
Computer Integrated Manufacturing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the integration of engineering technology principles and automation in manufacturing environments. Students will create three-dimensional designs with modeling software and produce actual components of their designs on computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. Additional topics covered include machine tool operations, simulations, rapid prototyping (RP), robotics, and manufacturing systems.

 

Engineering Technology 18
Engineering Design and Development

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Engineering Technology 12 or 12A and 12B; and 14 or 14A and 14B; and 16 or 16A and 16B
with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this capstone course, teams of students will work together to design and construct solutions to engineering problems. Emphasis will be placed on research methods, design problem statements, continuous improvement, cost analysis, prototyping, testing methods, project construction, and project presentation.



 Last Published 2/11/16