Engineering CAD Technician

24 credit Certificate program

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Program Description:
The Engineering CAD Technology program prepares students to translate the ideas, sketches, and specifications of engineers and designers into workable plans which are used in product fabrication. Students learn to use engineering technology in determining exact specifications for new product design or modification, or redesign of present products. The course begins with instruction in basic drafting skills and advances to more complex technological areas. Major emphasis will be on the application and use of computer aided design.

Program outcomes include:
• Design products for manufacture using 2D and 3D standards.
• Apply orthographic CAD design procedures to working drawings.
• Perform advanced CAD software applications.
• Create a capstone design project incorporating advanced CAD and industrial/mechanical applications.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
CADE14073AutoCAD IThis course covers basic engineering Computer Aided Design graphic image production through the use of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0450, and READ0465 or concurrent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CADE14503Mechanical DetailsThis course covers engineering Computer Aided Design procedures as applied to a variety of manufacturing and industrial situations. The student will additionally learn systems of drawing integration to product definition. (Prerequisites: INMG1410 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CADE14683Solidworks IThis course covers the basic areas of Computer Aided Design using SolidWorks three-dimensional design software. Students will design and draw model components and subassemblies of mechanical and industrial products in animation. SolidWorks has become widely used in the manufacturing industry. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0450, READ0465, or concurrent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CADE24003AutoCAD IIThis course covers intermediate engineering Computer Aided Design graphic image production through the use of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices. (Prerequisites: CADE1407) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CADE24723AutoCAD Design ProjectThis course covers project completion incorporating total learning experiences into a workable, economical design. Engineering Computer Aided Design procedures will be utilized within the AutoCAD three dimensional software platform. (Prerequisites: CADE2400 or concurrent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CADE2999Special Topics in Computer Aided Design EngineeringStudy of special topics in computer aided design engineering. Special course topics will be announced in the class schedule.
INMG14103Mechanical Blueprint ReadingThis course covers mechanical blueprint reading principles. Topics included are sketching, lines, views, multiview drawings, scaling, dimensioning, tolerancing, and symbols. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0450, READ0465, or concurrent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0450 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0450 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

NOTE: This certificate is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of CAD and/or enhance the education of a student who may occasionally come in contact with engineering CAD technology through another related technical field of study. This certificate is not intended to take the place of either the two-year AAS degree or the two-year diploma degree.

Electives:
Technical - 3 credits

CADE 2407
INMG 1420
MTCC 2504
WLDG 1560