Student using SolidWorks


The Engineering Design & Technology discipline at Pierce College covers computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting topics and the engineering design process, with applications in mechanical & manufacturing engineering. Students learn CAD software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Students in the EGD TEK 210 course take the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam.

Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) offers the following programs in the Engineering Design & Technology Technology discipline:

  • Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Graphics and Design Technology The associate degree program provides students with competency skills in computer-aided design (CAD) software and knowledge of design and manufacturing processes and drafting standards. Students will achieve a strong skill set to obtain a position as a mechanical drafter or designer in the manufacturing and product development fields.
  • Certificate of Achievement in Engineering Graphics and Design Technology The certificate program is intended for students who are looking to develop marketable skills in computer-aided design (CAD) software and drafting standards with the completion of 21 semester units. Students may choose to continue their education to pursue an A.S. degree in Engineering Graphics & Design Technology.

Refer to the college catalog for general education requirements.

Engineering Graphics & Design Technology (EGD TEK) Course Scheduling Information:

  • EGD TEK 101: Fall, Spring, Summer (8 week summer session)
  • EGD TEK 111: Spring
  • EGD TEK 210: Fall, Spring
  • EGD TEK 310: Spring

Contact Us


Alex Villalta
Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 400-9917

Elizabeth Paderi Cheung
Engineering Faculty Advisor
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-4427

Fayez Nima
Electronics Faculty Advisor
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-2224

Darlene Thompson
Welding Faculty Advisor
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-4304