Students taking classes in this lab will be trained in advanced piping facility design, architectural rendering, and machine design. The laboratory is equipped with the latest high-tech graphic producing computers and printers. These computers are loaded with the latest AVEVA 3D Piping System Design software along with AutoCAD. Students will be trained in CAD courses ranging from beginner to advanced where emphasis will be placed on geometrical construction, along with orthographic and axonometric projection. Students will also be exposed to design of machine components such as thread and gear creation. Training will be provided relative to architectural artistic requirements such as perspectives, shapes, shadows, and color presentations. Students will learn piping terminology, piping equipment, fittings, and instruments. Modeling and drafting of concrete, steel, and wooden structures will be discussed. In addition, design evaluation of building and structural integrity with respect to bending and compressive loads will be presented.
Graduates in the design program are expected to seek job opportunities such as: Piping Designer, Structural Detailer, and Technical Specialist in a high-tech manufacturing environment.
Student work portfolios will greatly enhance employment opportunities for design graduates.
Materials necessary in producing technical product brochures, advanced piping illustrations, and plans for residential and light commercial construction can be produced in this laboratory.