Drafting and Design CADD/CAM Technology

A.S. Degree Major / Certificate of Achievement

Engineering student working at the table in front of two displays.

The Drafting and Design CADD/CAM Technology Program prepares students with 2D and 3D technical drafting and software skills necessary to form a robust foundation in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) as it applies to the mechanical engineering field. The emphasis in this program is to attain software training on industry specific software. Additionally, students will learn CNC machining using MasterCAM software to better understand the manufacturing side of design. Students will design virtual parts on a computer screen and use computer numeric controls (CNC) machine tools to build parts. Completion of this program prepares students for entry level drafting employment using a variety of software programs typically used in local industry for 2D and 3D mechanical engineering drafting, design, and manufacturing.

Program Requirements

DT 101 AutoCAD I

DT 102 AutoCAD II

DT 103 SolidWorks I

DT 104 SolidWorks II

DT 114 Creo Parametric I

DT 115 Creo Parametric II

DT 190 Manufacturing I – Introduction to MasterCAM

MACH 191 CNC Machining MasterCam II

Total Units: 24.0

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate expertise using mechanical engineering industry standard drafting and design software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Creo and MasterCAM.
  2. Demonstrate advanced modeling techniques to create complex 2D and 3D drawings.
  3. Build mechanical parts using a computer numeric control (CNC) machine(s).