Architecture/Engineering Department

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Chair: Daniel R. Abbott
  925-969-2373
  DAbbott@dvc.edu
  ET-119D
Coordinators:  
Apprenticeship: Steamfitting/Plumbing/HVACR Joe Valdez
  925-969-2368
  JValdez@dvc.edu
  ET-119E
Architecture Daniel R. Abbott
  925-969-2373
  DAbbott@dvc.edu
  ET-119D
Construction Joe Valdez
Computer Technical Support John W. Henry
  925-969-2377
  JWHenry@dvc.edu 
  ET-119F
Electrical/Electronics Technology John W. Henry
Energy Systems John W.Henry
Engineering and Engineering Technology Debra Phelps
  925-969-2378
  DPhelps@dvc.edu 
  ET-124B
Mechanical Technology (mTECH) Daniel R. Abbott
  925-969-2373
  DAbbott@dvc.edu
  ET-119D
Division: Physical Science and Engineering
  925-969-4231
Directory: Architecture/Engineering faculty and staff

Possible career opportunities in apprenticeship (steamfitting/plumbing/HVACR)

Apprenticeship is training that is designed to prepare an individual for a career in the skilled crafts and trades. Apprentices develop technical skills, experience the sharing of assignments and see how technical tasks relate specifically with theoretical knowledge and interpretation.

 

Possible career opportunities in architecture

Many general courses in architecture offer education in areas that are also applicable to an entry-level internship position performing manual or computer-aided drafting, furniture or cabinet design, or architectural rendering and illustration.

 

Possible career opportunities in computer technical support

Includes jobs related to computer assembly, computer upgrading, computer servicing, and computer networking including wireless systems. Job opportunities include computer controls and data acquisition.

 

Possible career opportunities in construction

Students completing a certificate in construction are qualified for positions in middle management in the building and construction inspection field, and in supervision for the construction industry.

 

Possible careers in electrical/electronics technology

The types of jobs and careers involving electrical/electronics include: electrical, medical. industrial, and commercial electronical programmable logic controller systems, computers, consumer products, radio and television, instrumentation, communications, and automotive. 

 

Possible career opportunities in energy systems

An area of increasing job opportunities is in the various fields of alternate or renewable energy. This includes areas related to solar photovoltaics, solar water heating, wind energy systems, biodiesel and biofuels, biomass, fuel cells and related hydrogen energy devices and other small technologies. Most of the jobs n these areas are involved with the installation, design or maintenance of these systems. Most of these areas require skills in electricity, science and math.

 

Possible career opportunities in engineering and engineering technology

An area of increasing job opportunities is in the various fields of alternate or renewable energy. This includes areas related to solar photovoltaics, solar water heating, wind energy systems, biodiesel and biofuels, biomass, fuel cells and related hydrogen energy devices and other small technologies. Most of the jobs n these areas are involved with the installation, design or maintenance of these systems. Most of these areas require skills in electricity, science and math.

 

Possible career opportunities in mechanical technology

Maintenance technicians work in industries such as refineries, chemical plants, water utilities, steel manufacturing, and other large manufacturing operations. They machine metal parts, repair pumps and other rotating equipment, align shafts, repair valves, and complete other troubleshooting tasks and make repairs as assigned.

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Physical Science and Engineering Department

Associate in science degrees

  • Architecture design (ARCHI)
  • Architecture technology (ARCHI)
  • Computer technical support (COMTC)
  • Construction (CONST)
    • specializations
      • Construction management
      • Construction and building inspection
      • Construction and supervision and superintendency
  • Electrical/electronics technology (ELECT/ELTRN)
  • Energy systems (ENSYS)
    • specializations
      • Photovoltaic
      • Solar thermal
  • Civil design drafting technology (ENGIN)
  • Civil engineering (ENGIN)
  • Electrical engineering and computer engineering (ENGIN)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)   new program
  • Mechanical drafting technology (ENGIN) - INACTIVE
  • Mechanical engineering (ENGIN)
  • Mechanical technology (ENGTC)
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)
  • Steamfitting (STMFT)

 

Certificates of achievement

  • Architecture technology (ARCHI)
  • Computer technical support (COMTC)
  • Construction and building inspection (CONST)
  • Construction management (CONST)
  • Construction and supervision and superintendency (CONST)
  • Electrical/electronics technology (ELECT/ELTRN)
  • Energy systems - Photovoltaic (ENSYS)
  • Energy systems - Solar thermal (ENSYS)
  • Civil drafting technology (ENGIN)
  • Civil drafting - CAD (ENGIN)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)   new program
  • Mechanical design drafting technology (ENGIN) - INACTIVE
  • Mechanical drafting - CAD (ENGIN) - INACTIVE
  • Mechanical technology (ENGTC)
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)
  • Steamfitting (STMFT)

 

Certificates of accomplishment

  • Computer technical support (COMTC)
  • Computer aided drafting and digital media for engineering and architecture (ENGIN)
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)   new program
  • Plumbing (PLUMB)

 

Architecture/Engineering Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Architecture/Engineering Department class schedules

 

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