National Science Foundation Grant Award #1801188 – Advanced Tech Education Program

Sponsored by East Los Angeles College, Cal Poly Pomona, and Archway Systems, Inc.

ENG GEN 385 Introduction to General Engineering Technology

Learn the basics of land surveying and geospatial engineering through a survey of different software technologies used within the industry. 

Week 1 : An Introduction to the Basics

This class will consist of an introduction to land surveying, geospatial engineering and the basics of this class.

Instructors: Tom Lazear, Humberto Gallegos & Omar Mora

Weeks 2 - 5 : MicroStation

These classes will consist of an introduction to MicroStation software. A series of exercises will lay the foundation for success in using MicroStation in a production environment as well as using other Bentley products.

Instrutor: Mike Lazear

Weeks 6 - 8 : ContextCapture

These classes will focus on the ContextCapture software. You will learn about taking photographs to be transformed into 3D models using the software. 

Instructor: Josh Lazear

Weeks 9 - 11 : OpenRoads ConceptStation

Learn how to use OpenRoads ConceptStation to mock up concepts for road design using real world constraints, finances and scenarios. 

Instructor: Danny Lazear

Week 12 - 15 : OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer

These classes will teach you about OpenRoads Designer & OpenSite Designer to learn the basics of designing roads and sites, including ways to make you more efficient in that work.

Instructor: Danny Lazear

Humberto Gallegos

Instructor/Principal Investigator

Humberto is the Principal Investigator for the NSF Grant and will be the overseeing instructor for this class. He is working with Archway Systems, a local engineering software training and consulting company, to provide expert instructors in Bentley engineering software.

Dr. Omar Mora

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Mora of Cal Poly Pomona is the Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF Grant and will be facilitating this class along with Humberto Gallegos.

Professionals & College Students

This class is for you if you want to get hands-on training with a few of Bentley’s most popular engineering software used around the world. To sign up for this 16-week semester class, enroll at ELAC. This class is a 3 unit, college credit class. The cost is $46/unit for CA residents and $265/unit for non-CA residents. For more information on ELAC fees and policies, check out ELAC’s website.

Here is a helpful PowerPoint to help you Apply to ELAC:
ELAC Application Guide


Middle & High School Students

This class is for you too! Get ahead and learn about this exciting career field! Learn from experts and get hands-on experience with the technologies used in the engineering industry around the world. To sign up, fill out the Concurrent enrollment form through ELAC Student Outreach. This allows you to take this class with the fees waived!


Ready to get started?

Enroll on ELAC’s website and Contact us with any questions.