Computer-Aided Design Technology, A.A.S., Major #2270

Computer-Aided Design Technology is a ThinkPad University Curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Computer-Aided Design is a technical science that translates ideas into precise graphical and computer-based models. In a broad sense, the work of the designer/drafter is the language of industry. The Computer- Aided Design curriculum emphasizes the practical aspects of technical graphical communication, manufacturing processes, and mechanical design. 

Career Opportunities: Graduates often work in the drafting and design departments of industrial firms as CAD drafter/designer, engineering technician, product designer, manufacturing technician under the direction of design chiefs or project engineers. They are prepared for work in the areas of product development and detailing, manufacturing design, and product design. Graduates advance rapidly with experience and additional training.

 Transfer Options: The Computer-Aided Design Technology Program prepares students to continue their education in a 4-year degree programs include industrial technology, manufacturing engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology. It’s recommended to take PHYS 128 for easier transfer into junior year in associated 4-year programs in the SUNY system as part of SUNY Transfer Path (Seamless Transfer) program.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities

  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge

  • Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct. Analyze, and interpret experiments

  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team

  • Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems

  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environment; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

  • Understand the need to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

  • Show a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity

  • Show a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

 GPA: Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher and the average of all grades in the program core courses must be 2.0 or higher.

 CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS - 60 Credits

COurse

CREDITS

CAD 184 - Computer-Aided Drafting for   Mechanical Design

2

CAD 186 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling

2

CAD 288 - Advanced Solid Modeling

2

DRFT 151 - Engineering Drawing

2

DRFT 252 - Geometric Dimensioning &   Tolerencing

2

MFG 110 - Dimensional Metrology

2

MFG 206 - CNC Machining

3

MFG 207 - Quality Control

2

MFG 208 - Computer Aided Manufacturing – MasterCAM

2

MFG 221 - Manufacturing Processes I

3

MFG 240 - Design/Manufacture Capstone

3

MECH 101- Machine Tools

3

MECH 120 - Engineering Materials

3

MECH 211 - Analytical Mechanics

3

MECH 212 - Mechanical Design

4

MECH 213 - Strength of Materials

4

PHYS 107 - Introductory Physics I

4

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

MATH 103 - College Algebra w? Trigonometry

3

COMP 110 - Technical Communications 

3

Elective Credits as Advised

5

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 Credits

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

MATH - Mathematics (as advised)*

3

PHYS 107 - Introductory Physics I

4

DRFT 151 - Engineering Drawing I

2

MECH 120 - Engineering Materials

3

CAD 184 - Comp-Aided Drafting for Mechanical Design

2

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

ENGL 112 - Technical Communications

3

MATH - Mathematics (as advised)*

3

MFG 110 - Dimensional Metrology

2

MECH 211 - Analytical Mechanics (Statics)

3

MECH 101 - Machine Tools

3

CAD 186 - 3D Parametric Solid Modeling

2

Year 2/ Fall - 17 Credits

Technical Elective (as advised)*

2-5

MECH 213 - Strength of Materials

4

MFG 221 - Manufacturing Processes I

3

MFG 206 - CNC Machining

3

DRFT 252 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

2

 General Education Elective

3

Year 2/Spring - 18 Credits

MECH 212 - Mechanical Design

4

MFG 240 - Design/Manufacture Capstone

3

CAD 288 - Advanced Solid Modeling

4

MFG 207 - Quality Control

2

MFG 208 - Comp-Aided Manufacturing - MasterCAM

2

General Education Elective (as advised)

3