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Computer-Aided Drafting (CRT.CAD)

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), also called computer- aided design, has evolved from an experimental process to a highly efficient tool in the past 20 years. CAD not only replaces most manual drafting, but can also be used for generating bills of materials, doing computerized structural analysis and controlling manufacturing machines. Several companies in the local area and worldwide, both large and small, utilize CAD for a variety of purposes. Computer-aided drafting is a unique application of computer graphics. The CAD draftsman can easily produce and modify plans, blueprints, designs, technical illustrations and schematics. Once a student completes the CAD certificate program, he or she will not only know how to operate a CAD system, but also how to set-up, customize and troubleshoot it. The many uses of CAD have opened many career opportunities in this exciting high-tech field. As a stand-alone certificate, the graduate can expect to find employment as a CAD draftsman or CAD operator. Those earning an associate in applied science degree can complete a few additional courses and earn a CAD certificate. The CAD certificate can greatly increase the opportunities for a good paying job in such fields as manufacturing, civil engineering, electronics or building construction. Students planning to continue their education can use this certificate as the beginning of a degree in similar fields. Certificate also available online. Consult Advisor.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

Catalog Term Year: 2021 Fall

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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
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
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
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-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

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
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
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
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
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

30.0
Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


Course Outline

3.0
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
 
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Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


Course Outline

3.0
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
×
Suggested Electives
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
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
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
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
BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


Course Outline

3.0
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
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