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Computer Aided Design Technology (AAS.CAD)

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a computer graphics based tool that allows drafters, designers and engineers to develop new products faster by automating many complex and tedious design tasks. This program will provide in-depth knowledge and experience in two- and three-dimensional design and drafting. The student will work with state-of-the-art CAD and solid modeling software and hardware. Those earning this degree will be prepared for a career as a CAD designer, mechanical designer, engineering technician or CAD technician, or Architectural drafter.

Students planning to continue their education at Eastern Illinois University or Southern Illinois University to earn a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology, Applied Engineering, or Architecture should consult their advisor/counselor for course requirements and substitutions.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
TEC-050 Technical Math I (Module 1)  
2.0
TEC-052 Technical Math II (Module 2)
2.0
TEC-103 Engineering Graphics  
3.0
CAD-056 CAD I  
2.0
CIS-160 Practical Software Application  
3.0
ENG-098 Communications I  
3.0
--- --- Social Science Elective  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Second Semester
TEC-054 Technical Math III
2.0
TEC-056 Technical Math IV
2.0
CAD-057 CAD II
3.0
CAD-059 Special Applications of CAD +++ 
3.0
CIM-060 CNC Machining +++ 
3.0
--- --- Design/Drafting Elective  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
CAD-058 CAD Drafting Systems
2.0
CIM-092 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
3.0
CAD-060 3D Solid Modeling
3.0
TEC-060 Analytical Mechanic
4.0
HED-178 Responding to Emergencies  
2.0
Design/Drafting Elective  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
Second Semester
TEC-080 Strength/Materials +++ 
4.0
MET-084 Technical Mechanisms +++ 
3.0
CAD-061 3D Parametric Design +++ 
3.0
--- ---- Social Science Elective  
3.0
Design/Drafting Elective  
2.0
CAD-062 Introduction to Solidworks  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
BCT-062 Architectural Drafting II +++ 
4.0
BCT-076 Architectural Design +++ 
4.0
CET-081 CAD for Civil Engineering +++ 
3.0
CET-082 Civil Drafting
3.0
CIS-092 Adobe Illustrator  
3.0
EET-056 Electronic Design/Fabrication  
3.0
MTT-050 Intro to Machining Procedures  
3.0
CIM-094 Computer Integrated Manf +++ 
3.0
CIM-044 Industrial Robotics  
2.0
CAD-075 Supervised Occupational Exp  
3.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 66.00