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Industrial Design Technology


Program Description

The ACC Industrial Design Technology program provides extensive hands-on training. Courses within the program includes basic principles of engineering drafting and design and advanced specialized training in piping and mechanical design. Students may choose a general Industrial Design Technology degree to study the various disciplines that ACC has to offer. Also available are specialization Industrial Design Technology to degrees for piping and mechanical design. This well-rounded education provides students with many opportunities and the necessary qualifications as entry-level designers.

Students of the Industrial Design Technology program require problem solving and critical thinking, manual dexterity, artistic interest, technical drawing skill, craftsmanship, computing skills, self-discipline, and conceptual vision.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Design professionals solve dimensional design problems, define and develop new products, design prototypes, build models, create digital representations of designs and create full-scale environments. A few areas of opportunity and industrial design technicians include piping design, mechanical design, land development, structural design, machine design, and fabrication. Alvin community college industrial design technology graduates have close to 100% job placement rate. Many students find employment prior to graduation. According to the average salary for industrial design technicians in Texas is between $43K and $60K, depending on specialization.


Associate of Applied Science Degree
Industrial Design Technology.............................60 credit hours

  • Specialization in Pipe Design
  • Specialization in Mechanical Design

Industrial Design Technology.............................30 credit hours

  • Specialization in Pipe Design
  • Specialization in Mechanical Design

Advantages of ACC

  • State-of-the-art equipment and software
  • Credit for proof high school courses
  • Day, afternoon and evening classes
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Dedicated faculty who care about your success
  • Internships within related disciplines
  • Affordable tuition and fees-financial assistance available

For more information, contact the Industrial Design Department Chair at 281-756-3784 or email

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road • Alvin, TX 77511

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email:

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