Introduction to Engineering Design: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Introduction to Engineering Design: Certificate

Draft a bright future.

Get schooled in engineering design, and land a lucrative and exciting career.

Program Description

The Introduction to Engineering Design Certificate program provides students with knowledge and skills required to perform mechanical design and drafting tasks in the industry. Students will learn basic engineering design and drafting techniques and will be able to create parametric modeling and detailed drawings as per industry standards.

TCL’s 26-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters. Topics include engineering graphics, two-and-three dimensional CAD, rapid prototyping, and digital circuits.

Accreditation & Accolades

Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Hands-on: learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.
Quick Fact 2
Receive credits for PLTW and CATE courses.
Quick Fact 3
Some courses are offered under Dual Enrollment / Early College Credit Opportunities.

What People Are Saying

“This is a great way for qualified high school students taking Career and Technology courses to earn college credits through dual enrollment.”

Dr. Hadi Hamid Program Manager

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 26 credits x $170 per credit = $4,420.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

The students who complete this certificate fulfill the major requirement of General Technology degree.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who are currently enrolled in high school. Contact your high school counselor for more information.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about the Introduction to Engineering Design Certificate.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Hadi Hamid

CAD Instructor/Industrial Technology

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