Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

Program Goals

Computer-aided drafting and design encompasses far more than the ability to use software. Graduates demonstrate a high level of problem-solving ability in the practical application of theoretical principles for both mechanical and architectural design.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) 4-YEAR DEGREE
APPLIED ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design CONCENTRATION

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design concentration is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical skill in drafting and design. This option provides experiences in drafting and design in addition to advanced work in the areas of technical freehand drawing, design methodology, design for manufacture, technical illustration, and rendering using computer-aided drafting systems. All courses feature practical laboratory experiences allowing students to work with equipment, materials, and processes that will lead to successful careers in the drafting/design field.

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Requirements

ASSOCIATE OF TECHNOLOGY (A.T.) 2-YEAR DEGREE
APPLIED ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Concentration

The Computer-Aided Drafting concentration within this program provides students with the same basic technical coursework as the AETM program, but without courses in management.

Requirements

Minor in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design 

Computer-Aided Drafting minor students complete 18 credits of technical courses. One of these is a foundational course in drafting and design and then students choose five technical courses from topics like production materials and processes, computer-aided engineering drawing, product design, architectural drawing, and several others.

Requirements

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A DEGREE IN APPLIED ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY MANagement, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design:
  • Enjoy a blend of theoretical, technical, and hands-on education.
  • Become highly competent in multiple industry standard CADD software applications.
  • Create excellent employment opportunities in various engineering industries.
MAKE YOURSELF MORE EMPLOYABLE, CONSIDER AN INTERNSHIP:

Students are encouraged to seek an industrial internship position to gain practical experience with industrial production procedures. CADD internships typically focus on industrial design, CADD management, mechanical design, industrial support, technical illustration, or residential design. Faculty work to ensure the student receives the best possible learning value.

LABORATORY FACILITIES FOR AETM COMPUTER-aided drafting & Design MAJORS:

There are four separate laboratory facilities dedicated to the CADD program. Specific facilities include:

  • Drafting Communications 
  • Advanced CADD and 3D Printing 
  • Innovation
  • General CADD

Self-reported job titles from a recent alumni survey:

  • Cad Designer
  • CAD Designer
  • CADD Draftsman/Estimator
  • CFMgE, Toolmaker
  • Construction Inspector
  • Design Drafter
  • Designer
  • Digital Printing Specialist
  • Drafting Engineer
  • Draftsman
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • President
  • Product Designer
  • Product Specialist
  • Project Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Tooling Design Engineer