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CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Certificate

Program Code: 906061

The CAD Certificate is designed for a person seeking introductory Auto CAD and Mechanical Design skills. The certificate comprises 13 credits that may be applied toward the Mechanical Design Technology program.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Perform the functions of a CAD operator.
• Create orthographic mechanical drawings.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 106061, Mechanical Design Technology

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• High school background in mathematics, science, and industrial education.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• High school algebra or equivalent.
• Competency in Windows, Word and Excel.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-606-116
Computer Aided Drafting-Introd
1
10-606-116 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING)-INTRODUCTION ...CAD terminology, drawing preliminaries, basic inquiry and setting commands, layer setting and manipulation, basic drawing and display commands, basic edit commands, and plotting, using AutoCAD software. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-606-119
Sketching-Technical
2
10-606-119 SKETCHING-TECHNICAL ...graphically describe objects without CAD system or mechanical drawing aids; fundamental components of design process: lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projection, isometric sketching, section views, auxiliary views, and dimensioning. (Prerequisite: Accepted to Mechanical Design program or CAD Certificate; 10-606-116, CAD Intro with "C" or better) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-606-210
SolidWorks Fundamentals, Assem
3
10-606-210 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS, ASSEMBLIES AND DRAWINGS ...Terminology; software operation and interface basics, creating basic models, casting and forging models, revolved a swept features, SolidWorks drawing environment, completely dimensioned orthographic drawings; model troubleshooting. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Technical Sketching) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-606-211
Mech AutoCAD Fundamentals
2
10-606-211 MECHANICAL AUTOCAD FUNDAMENTALS ...fully dimensioned orthographic mechanical drawings; section and asuxiliary views, mechanical assembly drawings, advanced layer management. (Corequisite: 10-606-116, CAD-Intro with a "C" or better and 10-606-119, Sketching, Technical) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-214
Fabrication and Assembly Desig
4
10-606-214 FABRICATION AND ASSEMBLY DESIGN ... sheetmetal drawings, welding drawings, threads and fasteners, working drawing documentation, GC&T, group design project.(Prerequisites: 10-606-210, SW Fund, Assemblies, Dwgs; 10-606-211 Mechanical AutoCAD Fundamentals) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-614-136
3D Modeling with Inventor
1
10-614-136 3D MODELING WITH INVENTOR...develop the knowledge and skills, to create Solid Models using Autodesk Inventor; creating and editing 3D drawings; rapid prototyping; manipulating data.
Certificate Total
13
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Note

10-606-122, CAD-Fabrication & Assembly is offered in the Spring semester only.
Please note that enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact an advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

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