Computer Aided Design (CAD), Associate in Applied Science

Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and apply interpersonal and technical skills to solve problems.
  • Exhibit proficient 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and computer skills in using several current industry standard CAD software such as but not limited to AutoCAD, Inventor and/or Solidworks to create mechanical designs for product parts, assemblies and models, applying appropriate drafting standards, dimensioning and tolerancing for same.
  • Applies 3D parametric modeling techniques to create a digital prototype of the project and use rapid prototyping or similar technology to create a physical prototype of the design.
  • Utilize analysis tools included in the CAD software perform simple analysis of parts, and dynamic motion analysis of assemblies to detect interferences of assembled parts. 
  • Exhibits competent technical vocabulary, graphical techniques and knowledge applicable to a variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electronics, architectural, civil and others.
  • Competently uses verbal and written presentation skills utilizing appropriate presentation tools (model, sketches, drawings, visual aids, etc.,) to convey design concept, product features, problems encountered and resolved, and features of a design.
  • Understanding of the basic design process, work breakdown structure (WBS), time management, project scheduling, analyzing and researching data in an acceptable and standardized manner as it relates to Engineering Design.


Courses

First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

CISC101Introduction to Computers

3 credits

CADM100Engineering Graphic Essentials

3 credits

CADM115Computer Aided Design I

3 credits

MATH140College Algebra

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

ENGG125Manufacturing Processes

3 credits

CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

CADM205Computer Aided Design II

3 credits

ENGL151TEnglish II

3 credits

CADM230Parametric Modeling- Inventor I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

CADM210Computer Aided Design III

3 credits

CADM220Parametric Modeling - SOLIDWORKS I

3 credits

PHYS101Physics I

4 credits

CADM240Digital Manufacturing I

3 credits

MATH145Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

CADM250Design Project

3 credits

CADM255Statics and Strength of Materials

4 credits

Elective

3 credits

General Education Elective (AH or SIT)

3 credits

General Education Elective (SSHB)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 63

  • One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).
  • For the General Education Elective, students must select two courses: one from Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Science: Society and Institutions over Time (SIT), and one from Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
  • One of the General Education Electives must be taken in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.
  • CADM260 can satisfy the Elective requirement.