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CAD & Design

Associate in Applied Science

This dynamic program prepares students for entry level design and engineering technology positions where the CAD system is used to drive the concurrent design and manufacturing environment. The complete product lifecycle is addressed from concept to the end of the product's useful life. Students use devices such as rapid prototyping to develop digital design solutions. Emphasis is placed on both product and process (tool) design in the second year. Related electives explore the translation of the CAD model into the basis for manufacturing related design activities, known as CAM (computer aided manufacturing). Graduates often find employment engaged in design related activities, in areas such as aerospace, defense, automotive, and medical technology.

Career Possibilities

  • These vary greatly depending on the apprenticeship that was completed, and the classes taken by the participant.
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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 64 / 67
  • Contact Hours: 84 / 87

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-128 or MATH-140

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
CADD-100Mechanical Blueprint Reading w/CADD 34
CADD-1202D CADD Applications 34
Technology ElectiveStudents should also choose one Technology elective. Students should discuss their choices with CADD faculty prior to registration 34
ENGL-101
  or
ENGL-103
English Composition I
  or
Composition for Technical Fields I
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
Choose
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
ECON-125Personal Money Management 44
PSYC-280General Psychology 33
SOCY-191Introduction to Sociology 33
Total 15 / 1618 / 19
Winter
MATH-128
  or
MATH-140
Technical Mathematics
  or
Trigonometry
5
  or
3
5
  or
3
CADD-130Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 34
CADD-140Mechanical Detailing Applications 34
CADD-160Fundamentals of Design 34
Total 12 / 1415 / 17
Spring / Summer
CADD-110*Architectural Blueprint Reading w/CADD 34
Technology Elective*Students should also choose one Technology elective. Students should discuss their choices with CADD faculty prior to registration 34
ENGL-102**
  or
ENGL-104
English Composition II
  or
Composition for Technical Fields II
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
Total 911
Year Two
Fall
CADD-201Unigraphics Basic Modeling & Drafting I 46
CADD-203Advanced Dimensioning & Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 34
CADD-204CADD Product Design Applications 46
CADD-202Catia Basic Modeling and Drafting I, Technical Elective 46
Total 1522
Winter
CADD-150Intro to Analysis, CAM & Sim. Tools 34
CADD-205CADD Tool & Design Applications 46
CADD-206Product Data Management Processes 34
Technology ElectiveStudents should also choose one Technology elective. Students should discuss their choices with CADD faculty prior to registration 34
Total 1318
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