Product Design

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement (48 units)

The curriculum prepares students with a portfolio to enter the product design profession as an entry level designer. The courses develop a broad range of required skills including an understanding of the creative process. Projects emphasize function, environmental and social concerns, and the art form as related to product design. The certificate program provides an overview of the field with an emphasis on design fundamentals and creative problem solving. The third and fourth semester offers three options that represent areas of professional responsibilities. These areas are:

A. Product Design, this curriculum focuses on concept development and prepares students for an entry level product design position.

B. Product Design-Technology, the curriculum focuses on the drafting and technical aspects of product design.

C. Product Design- Graphics, this curriculum enables students to concentrate on graphic skills related to products.

Many Product Design Certificate completers utilize their portfolios to gain admittance to public or private four-year colleges.

Semester I

  • Art 11A - Drawing
  • Art 15 - Sketching for Design
  • Art 31A - Color and Composition
  • Drftg 8A - Mechanical Drafting I

Semester II

  • Art 16 - Perspective
  • Art 18 - Rendering
  • Art 32A - Design-Three Dimensional
  • Art 33A - Product Design-Application

Semester III

  • Art 33B - Product Design-Application
  • Photo 21 - Elementary Photography
  • Product Design and Product Design-Technology tracks take:
  • Art 34A - Crafts-Materials and Processes
  • Product Design-Graphics track takes:
  • Art 50 A- Introduction to Advertising Graphic Design
    AND one of the following:
  • Art 1A - History of Western Art
    OR Art 1B - History of Western Art

Semester IV

  • Product Design
    Art 33C - Product Design-Application
    Art 25 - Sculpture
  • Art 36A - Jewelry/Metal Fabrication
  • Art 38A - Ceramics
  • Product Design-Technology
    Art 33C - Product Design-Application
  • Art 10A - ArchitecturalDesign Fundementals
  • Drftg 17 - Construction Drawing Practices
  • Drftg 228 - Technical Illustration
  • Product Design-Graphics
  • Art 33C - Product Design-Application
  • Art 56 - Computer Assisted Drawing and Painting
  • Drftg 228 - Technical Illustration

Recommended Electives

  • Art 4D – History of Modern Art in Europe and America
  • Art 26 – Sculpture
  • Art 27 – Sculpture Technology – Metal Casting and Mold Making
  • Art 34B – Crafts – Materials and Processes
  • Art 36B – Jewelry/Metal Fabrication
  • Art 36C – Jewelry Casting
  • Art 38BC – Ceramics
  • Art 50A – Introduction to Advertising Graphic Design
  • Art 50B – Intermediate Advertising/Graphic Design
  • Art 50C – Advanced Advertising/Graphic Design
  • Art 118 – Advanced Rendering
  • Art 136 - Jewelry Casting
  • Art 110A - for qualified students or see instructor
  • Bus 2 – Financial Management
  • Bus 9 – Introduction to Business
  • Bus 10 – Introduction to Management
  • Bus 11A – Business Communications
  • Drftg 8B – Engineering Modeling and Working Drawings
  • Drftg 8C – Engineering Product Development
  • Drftg 118 – A/E/C Modeling
  • Engr 2 – Introduction to Mechanical Design
  • Engr 15A – Applied Mechanics - Statics
  • Mach 220A – Introducation to Manufacturing Technology
  • Mrktg 20 – Marketing Management
  • Mrktg 133 – Marketing Trends
  • Weld 44A – Introduction to Gas Welding