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Computer-Aided Design Technology

Computer-Aided Design Technology

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

Students completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology are qualified to play a support role to the engineering professions in industrial, research, and academic areas preparing drawings, blueprints, layouts, bills of materials, manufacturing, and product support documentation. Training in the area of advanced computer-aided drafting is also included.

In addition to applied technical courses, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology includes a co-op experience. Students must complete EBE 1000, Employability Skills, and then work with the Office of Career Management to secure an appropriate co-op site.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded. 

Career Information

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology, a graduate will be able to:

  • Design a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
  • Produce a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
  • Document a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
  • Analyze a finished product per quality specifications using knowledge of engineering materials, metrology and the manufacturing process.
Course Title Credits
Fall
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
ENT 1000 Introduction to Industrial and Engineering Technology 3
ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations 4
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
 
Spring
CAD 1301 Architecture I 3
CAD 2100 Solid Modeling 3
ENT 1500 Engineering Materials 3
ENT 2100 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
 
Summer
EBE 2701 Co-op Education I 1
 
Fall
CAD 1102 Computer-Aided Design II 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculus 5
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra 5
 
Spring
CAD 2200 Advanced Solid Modeling 3
EBE 2703 Co-op Education I 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
ENT 2600 Engineering Design 3
 
  Total credit hours 60
* The co-op must be a minimum of 4 semester hours in any combination of co-op (EBE 2701, EBE 2702, EBE 2703, EBE 2704).

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

Academic Preparation

It is recommended students starting the program have one year each of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics or the equivalents.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.