The curriculum prepares students to read and create technical graphics and 3-dimensional digital prototypes for the design of mechanical components within a fabrication process. Technologies utilized in the program include parametric solid modeling CAD systems to generate 3D models, technical graphics and analysis, presentation renderings, and to produce laser cut and 3-D printed mechanical prototypes. A CAD technician supports design & fabrication activities with knowledge of sustainable production processes and industry standards. Job functions include CAD modeling, geometric problem solving, presentations of design reviews, and collaborating in design projects. Interpretation of engineering drawings is based on American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14 standards.
Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- Communicate effectively using technical, graphical, oral and written formats.
- Demonstrate appropriate mastery of industry technical graphic standards, Computer-Aided Design techniques, sustainable technology and rapid prototyping and additive production technologies in the design of components, systems or processes of mechanical design.
- Demonstrate appropriate mastery of industry technical graphical standards in the analysis of technical graphics and digital prototypes of mechanical design components, systems or processes.
- Collaborate effectively in teams to produce comprehensive design technology solutions to mechanical and manufacturing processes and systems.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement
|DT 008A||INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION||3|
|or ENGR 002||ENGINEERING GRAPHICS|
|DT 008B||INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION||3|
|DT 008C||ADVANCED SYSTEMS DESIGN AND FABRICATION||4|
|DT 030||SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES||3|
This Certificate of Achievement is not eligible as a major for an Associate Degree.