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)

TEC-050
Technical Math I (Module 1)

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

TEC-052
Technical Math II (Module 2)

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

Course Outline

*
2.0
TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

TEC-103
Engineering Graphics

This course provides an in-depth study of engineering graphics communication using mechanical drafting as well as computer-aided drafting programs. The students will learn drafting standards, visualization skills, design, CAD, and descriptive geometry. Drafting equipment and workbook are required.

Course Outline

3.0
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
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

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
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

Course Outline

3.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
TEC-054
Technical Math III

TEC-054
Technical Math III

Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

Course Outline

*
2.0
TEC-056
Technical Math IV

TEC-056
Technical Math IV

Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

Course Outline

*
2.0
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
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
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
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Design/Drafting Elective

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Design/Drafting Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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
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
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
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
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Design/Drafting Elective

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Design/Drafting Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
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
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
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
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
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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Design/Drafting Elective

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Design/Drafting Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

17.0

Total Program Hours

66.0
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

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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
EET-056
Electronic Design/Fabrication

EET-056
Electronic 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