The Computer Aided Design Certificate is intended to prepare successful graduates to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working engineering drawings and in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. Students gain knowledge in manufacturing materials and processes, mechanical drafting, electro-mechanical drafting, basic metallurgy, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, blueprint reading, and technical communication. Upon completion, the student will be able to use a variety of industry standard CAD programs and apply quality practices to perform as a CAD technician.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
- Understand the power and effectiveness of modern CAD software.
- Be able to apply mathematical and scientific concepts to solve design problems.
- Understand the principles of product development through design.
- Communicate technical information both verbally and in written form.
- Understand the behavior of a variety of material properties as they relate to manufacturing processing.
- Apply accurate design methodology and use industry standard CAD software to improve quality and production.
- Understand and manage product variability as defined by quality systems.