Industrial Design / Product Design

Students in the industrial design program will learn how to design products for consumers and industry, as well as utilize advanced surface modeling software and milling programs used for computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing equipment including 3D printers.

Possible career opportunities

Graduates of the industrial design program can be employed in:

  • research and development,
  • rapid prototyping and fabrication,
  • product design,
  • package design,
  • soft goods design, and
  • transportation design.

Students completing this program will also be candidates for a broad range of manufacturing and corporate jobs requiring a combination of technical knowledge and communication skills needed to collaborate with marketing and engineering personnel and skilled workers in various trades and specialties.

Certificate and degree pathways

See what certificate, degree, career, and transfer opportunities are available.

Course instruction

As a student of the industrial design program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this dynamic field through studying the following topics:

  • Introduction to Sculpture and 3D Design
  • Drawing I
  • Introduction to Technical Drawing
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting - AutoCAD
  • Product Design Using SolidWorks
  • Introduction to Industrial and Product Design
  • Industrial and Product Design Foundations
  • Color Visualization for Product Design
  • Digital Tools for Design
  • Assembly & Fabrication Workshop
  • Furniture Design Studio
  • Soft Goods Product Design Studio
  • Transportation Design Studio

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.

For more information, please contact us.


Contact Industrial Design

Program Lead for Industrial Design Jeffrey George Smith, Ed.D. Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing
Telephone: 925-969-2382
Email: jsmith@dvc.edu
Office location: ET - 124B campus map