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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 2100 Solid Modeling  
or CAD 2110 Solid Works 3
CAD 2200 Advanced Solid Modeling 3
ENT 1000 Introduction to Industrial and Engineering Technology 3
ENT 1050 Manufacturing Foundations 4
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
 
Spring
CAD 2300 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
ENT 1500 Engineering Materials 3
ENT 2100 Manufacturing Processes 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
 
Summer
-- Co-op Education* 2
 
Fall
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
CAD 1310 Residential Architecture and Design 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MTH 1340 Pre-Calculus 5
 
Spring
CAD 2310 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology 3
ENT 2600 Engineering Design 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra 5
 
  Total credit hours 61
* The co-op must be a minimum of 2 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.  Students who wish to continue with their education, can apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology Management offered at Clark State.  See the Bachelor Degree Section of the catalog for more information.