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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

CORETEC-103

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECAD-056

Credit Hours: 2.00

GENAPT-041

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Credit Hours: 3.00

GENENG-119

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Credit Hours: 3.00

ELECIS-160

Credit Hours: 3.00

First Year
Second Semester

CORECAD-057

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECAD-062

Credit Hours: 2.00

GENAPT-042

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Credit Hours: 3.00

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Credit Hours: 3.00

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Credit Hours: 4.00

Second Year
First Semester

CORECAD-058

Credit Hours: 2.00

CORECIM-092

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECAD-060

Credit Hours: 3.00

GENPHY-130

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Credit Hours: 4.00

GENSOS-052

Credit Hours: 3.00

Second Year
Second Semester

COREMET-084

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECAD-061

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECAD-059

Credit Hours: 3.00

CORECIM-060

Credit Hours: 3.00

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Credit Hours: 4.00

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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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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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