Students learn entry-level job skills in mechanical drafting and design. The Associate Degree will prepare students for a mechanical design-related career, and appropriate course selection will facilitate transfer to a professional degree program at a CSU/UC or private institution.
Program Student Learning Outcome(s):
• Establish mastery of basic knowledge and skills and apply advanced technologies relevant to entering the mechanical drafting and design field at an entry or advanced level.
• Develop career awareness, planning, employability skills, work habits, and the foundational knowledge necessary for success in the workplace.
• Possess the necessary technical knowledge and communication skills to identify, articulate and solve problems pertaining to the industrial manufacturing environment and perform tasks required within the mechanical design drafting professions.
The newly designed program should increase enrollments and 3-5 students should complete after 2 years.
The Computer Aided Design – Mechanical program creates an educational environment where students can achieve their individual goals by providing the knowledge and skills to enter the design field of their choice by using the latest technologies and industry trends.
This existing program has been updated and streamlined to increase completions and to utilize appropriate industry language. The previous program had 4 required courses and then students were required to complete one software option. The total required units were a range from 17-22, which was out of compliance as a result of some courses reducing units. The new program has 9 required courses and no restricted electives with a total overall requirement of 18 units in the major.
Program Requirements –
REQUIRED COURSES UNITS
ETEC 10 Introduction to Engineering Technology 1
CAD 50 Mechanical Drafting, Introduction 2
CAD 51 Mechanical Drafting, Intermediate 2
CAD 52 CAD/CAM 2
CAD 60 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
CAD 202 AutoCAD Fundamentals 2
CAD 203 AutoCAD II, Advanced Concepts 2
CAD 220 Introduction to CATIA 2
CAD 221 Intermediate CATIA 2
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS: 18