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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. Upon completion, students can also receive industry recognized certificates from Fanuc, OSHA, AutoCAD, and others.

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
CAD-062 Introduction to Solidworks  
2.0
MET-084 Technical Mechanisms +++ 
3.0
CAD-061 3D Parametric Design +++ 
3.0
--- ---- Social Science Elective  
3.0
Design/Drafting Elective  
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
TEC-043 Industrial Safety  
1.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 66.00