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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. 

PLTW High School Teachers

Important dates for Spring 2014
Term begins January 18, 2014
Term ends May 16, 2014
Grades and attendance due: May 26, 2014* subject to change.

CAMS contact: Richard Gonzalez, rgonzales@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3593 ext. 6498

DaVinci, Hawthorne High, Lennox Academy of Math and Science, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance High contact: Megan Ruane, mruane@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3593 ext 7780

All other high schools contact: Naomi Castro, ntokuda@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3589.

 

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Engineering Technology courses at El Camino College

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
Recommended Preparation: Environmental Technology 10
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
Recommended Preparation: Environmental Technology 10 & 12
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
Recommended Preparation: Environmental Technology 12, 14 and 16 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
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.


For more information:

Naomi Castro
Director for Career Pathways
ntokuda@elcamino.edu
310-660-3589
 Last Published 4/16/14