May 18, 2024  

Engineering Design Fundamentals I CSC

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G3 Eligible Program: The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. For more information, visit  

Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college coursework considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.

Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.

This career studies certificate leads to entry-level employment opportunities in the engineering design field. This curriculum includes Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) courses in engineering drawing fundamentals, architectural graphics, and graphic representation. Students learn basic technical drawing and numerical control techniques using lathe and milling machines. Students are prepared for entry-level jobs such as mechanical design apprentices, mechanical drafters, and entry-level field/lab engineers.