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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. Degree also available online. Consult Advisor.

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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, simple equations, word problems, algebra, right triangles, charts and graphs.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

This course provides an introduction to engineering design and graphics, including design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, multi-view orthographic representations, auxiliary views, section views, and working drawings. Drafting equipment and workbook are required. CAD software is used in this course.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
ELE
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
GEN
APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra, geometry and trigonometry including factoring, solving linear systems, volumes, areas and right triangles.

Course Outline

AND
GEN
APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

Familiarizes the student with the concepts of logarithms, analytical geometry, vectors, and statistics.

Course Outline

* OR
GEN
MAT-132
Trigonometry

MAT-132
Trigonometry

Study of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, graphing, solving trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry, application of law of sines and law of cosines, complex numbers and vectors. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CORE
CAD-057
CAD II

CAD-057
CAD II

This course is a continuation of CAD I (CAD056). Such subjects as Symbol Libraries, Block Attributes, 3 D Design and Solid Modeling.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CORE
CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

This course is a more in depth study of computer aided design. The student will explore specific architectural and civil applications of CAD and industry requirements using Revit and AutoCad.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CIM-060
CNC Machining

CIM-060
CNC Machining

Introduction to computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool operation, programming and processes. Manual and computer assisted part programming with machine tool verification.


Course Outline

3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems

This course familiarizes the student with the setup, use and features of various CAD systems. Such subjects as operating systems, file management and customizing AutoCAD are also studied.


Course Outline

2.0
CORE
CIM-092
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

CIM-092
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

An introduction to the use of a CAD/CAM system. Student will learn to use a computer for design and to automatically create programs to control manufacturing equipment.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CAD-060
3D Solid Modeling

CAD-060
3D Solid Modeling

This course is an in depth study of three-dimensional solid modeling using different computer aided design programs. The student will learn to create, view, render and plot 3D models, parts and assemblies.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
PHY-130
College Physics I

PHY-130
College Physics I

This course covers Newtonian Mechanics, heat, fluid motion. Intended for students in the pre-professional areas, arts and sciences, and four year technology majors. It is not intended for students who plan to major (or minor) in physics or engineering.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

Course Outline

4.0
GEN
SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationship on the job. Emphasis placed on vocational motivation, communication and perception, along with Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training to enhance safety and response skills in a workplace emergency.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
TEC-080
Strength/Materials

TEC-080
Strength/Materials

Develops the student's ability to analyze structural elements subjected to various types of loading. Various means of joining structural elements are also covered.

Course Outline

4.0
CORE
CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

CAD-062
Introduction to Solidworks

This course is a study of three-dimensional solid modeling using the Solidworks system. The student will learn to create, view, render and plot 3D models and assemblies. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

2.0
CORE
MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

MET-084
Technical Mechanisms

Focuses on motion analysis of mechanical system components such as linkages, slider-crank mechanisms, working connectors, cams, gears and gear trains.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
CAD-061
3D Parametric Design

CAD-061
3D Parametric Design

This course is study of three dimensional parametric design and prototype creation. The student will learn to create a family of part designs using parametric modeling CAD software. Creating design prototypes will also be covered.


Course Outline

3.0
ELE
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IAI Social Science Elective

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IAI Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

4.0
BCT-076
Architectural Design

BCT-076
Architectural Design

The study of architectural design considerations which influence the energy efficiency of structures. Including project site integration, window orientation, framing techniques, material selection, and HVAC design. Heating and cooling load calculations, labs and computer aided drafting will be utilized.


Course Outline

4.0
CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

Basic and Advanced use of Microstation Geopak focusing on 3D drawing use and processing. Along with processing and creating data for Terrain models, Proposed and Existing cross sections for plans, and other Civil Engineering applications.


Course Outline

3.0
CET-082
Civil Drafting

CET-082
Civil Drafting

Focuses on developing the competence in drafting detailed drawings and the basics of Microstation with special emphasis on interpreting field data to produce highway construction drawings and survey drawings.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

An overview and exploration of the different applications and techniques used in the development of 3D models for game, video and web animation. The course will explore a variety of commonly used tools and will identify their strengths and capacities. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

This course is designed for students interested in the properties of electricity. Course focuses on theory and skills to prepare technicians for installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits.

Course Outline

4.0
EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

Designed to present through actual practice the elements of electronics drafting and fabrication.

Course Outline

3.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

An introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Student will learn to setup, program and troubleshoot a CIM system. This is the final course in the Automation and Robotics degree program.


Course Outline

3.0
CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

A comprehensive study of industrial robotics used in computer integrated manufacturing systems. Some areas of study include history, classification, tooling, sensors, safety and justification of robotic systems. The student will learn robotics related to manufacturing, and fundamental robotic programming. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to promote on the job experience in CAD technology while applying skills and knowledge learned in the program. The employers and supervising instructors work closely with the student in an off campus job site. (Repeatable 2 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
ITT-063
Innovation I

ITT-063
Innovation I

This course examines the history, technology, and progression of innovation and innovative ideas in IT, robotics, electronics, and DIY makerspace environments. The tools and techniques used in the innovation lab will be explored.


Course Outline

3.0
 
×
Suggested Electives
BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

4.0
BCT-076
Architectural Design

BCT-076
Architectural Design

The study of architectural design considerations which influence the energy efficiency of structures. Including project site integration, window orientation, framing techniques, material selection, and HVAC design. Heating and cooling load calculations, labs and computer aided drafting will be utilized.


Course Outline

4.0
CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

Basic and Advanced use of Microstation Geopak focusing on 3D drawing use and processing. Along with processing and creating data for Terrain models, Proposed and Existing cross sections for plans, and other Civil Engineering applications.


Course Outline

3.0
CET-082
Civil Drafting

CET-082
Civil Drafting

Focuses on developing the competence in drafting detailed drawings and the basics of Microstation with special emphasis on interpreting field data to produce highway construction drawings and survey drawings.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

An overview and exploration of the different applications and techniques used in the development of 3D models for game, video and web animation. The course will explore a variety of commonly used tools and will identify their strengths and capacities. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

This course is designed for students interested in the properties of electricity. Course focuses on theory and skills to prepare technicians for installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits.

Course Outline

4.0
EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

Designed to present through actual practice the elements of electronics drafting and fabrication.

Course Outline

3.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

An introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Student will learn to setup, program and troubleshoot a CIM system. This is the final course in the Automation and Robotics degree program.


Course Outline

3.0
CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

A comprehensive study of industrial robotics used in computer integrated manufacturing systems. Some areas of study include history, classification, tooling, sensors, safety and justification of robotic systems. The student will learn robotics related to manufacturing, and fundamental robotic programming. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to promote on the job experience in CAD technology while applying skills and knowledge learned in the program. The employers and supervising instructors work closely with the student in an off campus job site. (Repeatable 2 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
ITT-063
Innovation I

ITT-063
Innovation I

This course examines the history, technology, and progression of innovation and innovative ideas in IT, robotics, electronics, and DIY makerspace environments. The tools and techniques used in the innovation lab will be explored.


Course Outline

3.0
×
Suggested Electives
BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

4.0
BCT-076
Architectural Design

BCT-076
Architectural Design

The study of architectural design considerations which influence the energy efficiency of structures. Including project site integration, window orientation, framing techniques, material selection, and HVAC design. Heating and cooling load calculations, labs and computer aided drafting will be utilized.


Course Outline

4.0
CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

CET-081
CAD for Civil Engineering

Basic and Advanced use of Microstation Geopak focusing on 3D drawing use and processing. Along with processing and creating data for Terrain models, Proposed and Existing cross sections for plans, and other Civil Engineering applications.


Course Outline

3.0
CET-082
Civil Drafting

CET-082
Civil Drafting

Focuses on developing the competence in drafting detailed drawings and the basics of Microstation with special emphasis on interpreting field data to produce highway construction drawings and survey drawings.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

CIS-063
3-D Computer Animation

An overview and exploration of the different applications and techniques used in the development of 3D models for game, video and web animation. The course will explore a variety of commonly used tools and will identify their strengths and capacities. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

This course is designed for students interested in the properties of electricity. Course focuses on theory and skills to prepare technicians for installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits.

Course Outline

4.0
EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic Circuit Design/Fabrication

Designed to present through actual practice the elements of electronics drafting and fabrication.

Course Outline

3.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

CIM-094
Computer Integrated Manf

An introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Student will learn to setup, program and troubleshoot a CIM system. This is the final course in the Automation and Robotics degree program.


Course Outline

3.0
CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

A comprehensive study of industrial robotics used in computer integrated manufacturing systems. Some areas of study include history, classification, tooling, sensors, safety and justification of robotic systems. The student will learn robotics related to manufacturing, and fundamental robotic programming. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

CAD-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to promote on the job experience in CAD technology while applying skills and knowledge learned in the program. The employers and supervising instructors work closely with the student in an off campus job site. (Repeatable 2 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
ITT-063
Innovation I

ITT-063
Innovation I

This course examines the history, technology, and progression of innovation and innovative ideas in IT, robotics, electronics, and DIY makerspace environments. The tools and techniques used in the innovation lab will be explored.


Course Outline

3.0
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