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.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CAD-056
CAD I (Module 1)

CAD-056
CAD I (Module 1)

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
CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems (Module 2)

CAD-058
CAD Drafting Systems (Module 2)

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
TEC-050
Technical Math I

TEC-050
Technical Math I

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

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II

TEC-052
Technical Math II

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

Course Outline

*
2.0
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
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-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

17.0
Second Semester
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
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 managment, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
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
Suggested Elective


Suggested Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

31.0
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