The Engineering Program at DCIT is designed to prepare a student to pursue a
degree in engineering or architecture at a major university. The engineering courses
are designed to give the engineering student fundamental knowledge they will need
to succeed in the rigorous engineering curriculum at colleges or universities. Students
learn the fundamentals of engineering drawing and computer aided design and
analysis. Students also learn the fundamentals of the different major branches of
engineering such as electrical, mechanical, civil & architectural and chemical engineering.

COURSE CODES: 6172, 6173
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Mechanical Design program prepares students to perform entry-level tasks under the supervision of an experienced drafter or engineer. Instruction includes safety, basic drafting techniques, geometric constructions, sketching, shape description, size description, drawing conventions, computer-aided design, manufacturing processes, applied geometry, and technical illustration. Upon successful completion of the Mechanical Design program, students will be prepared for postsecondary education and entry-level mechanical-related careers.

PLTW Engineering
Introduction to Engineering Design
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Aerospace Engineering
This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.