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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.




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.