Architecture, Engineering and Manufacturing

engineering studentsEngineering Technology I
(AT 8436)

Engineering Technology II
(AT 8437)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 2 years

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment with TCC and/or the University of Texas

From automobiles to airplanes, cell phones to computers, stereos to ships, it all has to be designed, engineered and produced. This two-year program provides students with foundational skills in engineering technology, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, materials science, mechatronics and applied physics. Students prepare for the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI assessments in Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology and Mechatronics. Once accepted into the program, qualified students will have the option of dual enrolling for college credit.

modeling students at workModeling & Simulation
(AT 8462)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Students use 3ds Max and SolidWorks software to create virtual 3D models and environments that can be used to simulate activities in the medical, transportation, military, gaming and advertising fields. Students should be co-enrolled in or have successfully completed Geometry. Some computer-aided drafting experience is preferred. Students prepare for the 3ds Max and SolidWorks certifications. The majority of the Modeling & Simulation post graduates pursue college degrees in Graphic Design, Computer Science and Engineering-related programs.


Game Character Design 
(AT 6645)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Do you have a favorite Game Character that you love to use when you play a video game? Do you have an idea for a character of your own? In this course you will learn to design your own 3D characters, give them physical characteristics, provide custom clothing and props, color them, import them into scenes and animate them. Students will design an environment for their characters.  We will explore using game engines through the use of Unity. Students will explore professions like 3D Modeler, Rigging Artist, Animator, Texture Artist, Lighting Artist and Renderer. Qualified students will be encouraged to take the 3D Studio Max certification tests.

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)

This three-course program of study prepares students to speak the language of engineering, architecture and manufacturing, utilizing the latest Autodesk software.  Students typically begin their studies with Engineering Design, followed by either Architectural Design or Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.  Students prepare for Autodesk certification in AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor software applications, as well as the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment.

engineering design studentEngineering Design (AT 8530)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Students receive extensive training in the techniques of engineering and mechanical design, developing the assembly drawings, parts lists and detail sheets essential to the design and manufacture of the products we take for granted every day. This course provides students with the essential CADD skills required to advance in this field.

architecture student Architectural Design
(AT 8531) 

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Prerequisite: Engineering Design (AT 8530) or Basic Technical Drawing (TE 8435)

Do you have dreams of becoming the next Frank Lloyd Wright? Architectural Design students will design their own dream houses and commercial buildings; developing complete sets of building plans and 3D visualizations of their creations.

naval architecture students Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (AT 8532)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 Year

Prerequisite: Engineering Design (AT 8530) or Basic Technical

Drawing (TE 8435)

Interested in designing underwater robots, creating world-class sea going vessels and engineering cutting-edge wind turbines that will help to meet America’s future energy needs? This course applies engineering design principles that combine the students’ imagination, artistic instincts and problem solving skills, in order to create the ocean transportation systems and structures of the future.