This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Mechanical CAD. Mechanical drafters create the graphics used in the mechanical engineering field. Students may also use the training offered in the mechanical specialization to prepare for transfer to a university program. Students who choose the Mechanical Specialization career track are often employed by mechanical engineering firms. CAD software used in this program includes Inventor, SolidWorks, MasterCAM, and Pro/ENGINEER.
At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree with a Mechanical CAD Specialization, students will be able to:
- Utilize CAD software to plan and prepare documents and technical graphics appropriate to the mechanical engineering industry
- Generate code from CAD/CAM software to operate a 3-axis CNC milling machine to manufacture a mechanical part
- Illustrate correct usage of ASME Y14.5 and other associated mechanical standards in technical graphics of capstone projects
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD department’s Mechanical coordinator, Kim Duren, before pursuing this program.
Mechanical Degree Plan Specific Courses:
DFTG 1458 – Electrical/Electronic Drafting
DFTG 2473 – Introduction to CAD/CAM
DFTG 1429 – Electro-Mechanical Drafting (SolidWorks)
DFTG 1402 – Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering
DFTG 2440 – Solid Modeling/Design
DFTG 2402 – Machine Drafting