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CAD Degree (MDT)

This curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment ranging from CAD operators to mechanical designers using AutoCAD software. Courses are taught in state-of-the-art facilities and feature the latest release of AutoCAD.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Skills
    • Create CAD-Drawings using various types of CAD-software.
    • Apply critical thinking identify potential problems before they arise)
  2. Comprehension
    • Suggest solutions to improve processes.
    • Classify drawings by type (assembly, mechanical, architecture etc.)
  3. Application
    • Apply CAD-software as a problem solving tool.
    • Investigate/use search engine applications to find parts and specifications.
  4. Analysis
    • Analyze and determine the best approach to solve mechanical problems.
    • Identify parts and components of mechanical assemblies.
  5. Synthesis
    • Design, assemble and modify mechanisms to formulate a proposal for a solution.
    • Simulate movements of mechanical assemblies.
  6. Evaluation
    • Estimate time, cost and quality of projects.
    • Measure existing processes (identify efficiencies and flaws)
  7. Professionalism
    • Collaborate in finding solutions to problems.
    • Develop a proactive stance.
    • Display a strong work ethic.

Requirements

First Semester (16 Credits)

CAD 100Autocad Fundamentals

3

CAD 101Fundamentals of Drafting

3

CAD 102Descriptive Geometry

3

Gen Ed Mathematics*

4

General Education Rhetoric I

3

Second Semester (15 Credits)

CAD 103Sheet Metal and Weldments

3

CAD 104Assembly Drawings

3

CAD 141Autocad Productivity Essentials

3

CAD Elective

3

General Education Rhetoric II

3

Third Semester (15 Credits)

CAD 203Electronics Drafting

3

CAD 205Mechanical Design

3

CAD 220Autodesk Inventor

3

CAD Elective

3

General Education Social Science

3

Fourth Semester (14 Credits)

CAD 2153D Modeling

3

CAD 225Industrial Applications

3

CAD 241Autocad Productivity

3

CAD 253Successful Career & Life Strategies

2

General Education Humanities

3

Total Credit Hours:60

NOTES:

MAT 100 or any college level Math is required.

Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor or advisor about the availability and scheduling of these courses.

CAD Electives (6 Credits)

Option 1

CAD 10720/20 Kitchen Design

3

CAD 127Solid Works Essentials

3

Option 2

CAD 127Solid Works Essentials

3

CAD 227Solid Works Assemblies

3

Option 3

CAD 137Revit MEP Fundamentals

3

CAD 237Revit BIM Management

3

Option 4

CAD 127Solid Works Essentials

3

CAD 137Revit MEP Fundamentals

3