Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies - Diploma

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies - 30 credit Diploma
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Estimated Costs for this Major

Tuition/Fees:$6,651
Tools:$50
Books/Supplies:$800
Total:$7,501
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English/Communications requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) English or Communications course.
2 cr
MATH1555
Algebra
This course covers inequalities, rational expressions, exponents and radicals. Students develop skills in the solution of absolute value, quadratic and radical equations. Graphing and evaluation of functions are also covered. This course is not intended for transfer. This is a diploma level course. (Prerequisite: Pre-College Math or Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Score of 86 or Higher) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
 
6 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose one or more Technical electives.
3 cr
MDAD1204
Autocad
AutoCAD is the most common computer aided drafting software. This course will cover AutoCAD functions as used in engineering drawing. Basic and advanced commands will be used to complete assignments. An introduction to 3-D CAD will be included. (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1216
Mechanisms
This course is an exploration of the inner workings of machines, namely mechanisms. This includes cams, linkages, belt and chain drives, gears, bearings and speed reducers. Also included will be a section on fluid power. (Prerequisites: MDAD1204 and MDAD1250 or MDAD1241 and MDAD1250) (3 credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1241
Solidworks
This course covers the fundamentals of Solidworks parametric drawing and design. The student will use Solidworks to create 3D parametric models as well as use these models to create engineering drawings and documentation. (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1250
Print Reading for CAD Design
This is essentially a blueprint reading course that focuses on drafting essentials. Content will include 2d view projection, line types, dimensions, tolerances, sections, auxiliary views, and all the other basics required to understand a basic engineering drawing. This course lays the building blocks for the remainder of the Drafting and Design courses. Special Note: The student will be required to either scan and send in assignment sheets or send them through the mail to arrive on or prior to the posted due dates. (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1251
Manufacturing Processes for CAD Design
This course covers manufacturing methods and materials. It includes plastics, steels, machining, casting, molding, material selections, etc. This course also covers material handling, JIT, inventory reductions, etc. Attention will be given to understanding the characteristics of manufacturing processes and systems. This will help the student in fitting into today's and tomorrow's manufacturing climate. (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1252
Working Drawings 1 for CAD Design
This course will provide the student with a solid understanding of what is required of industrial technical drawings. This course covers assemblies, sectioning, machine parts, tolerancing, sheet metal developments, fasteners, and weldments. Special note: The student is required to purchase a student version of Solidworks, Inventor, or equivalent 3d software. (Prerequisites: MDAD1204 and MDAD1250 or MDAD1241 and MDAD1250) Concurrent enrollment in MDAD1241 Solidworks is required if Solidworks has not been completed.) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MDAD1255
CAD Drawing Using Free Software
This course will cover CAD functions used by professionals, as well as those with no experience, in the CAD drafting field. Using a hands-on approach with scanned photos, students will recreate them in a 3D environment using Google Sketchup or similar free software available from the internet. (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
24 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 30



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