Associated of Applied Science
This program prepares students for entry level design and engineering technology positions where the CAD system is used to drive the concurrent design and manufacturing environment. The complete product lifecycle is addressed from concept to the end of the products useful life. Program participants develop skill employing three dimensional parametric CAD tools and applying CAD detailing practices in year one. In the second year of the program the learner utilizes state of the art peripheral devices such as rapid prototyping to develop digital design solutions. The program emphasizes both product and tool/process design in the second year. The skills developed in this program can be applied to, but are not limited to the fields of automotive, defense, agriculture, furniture, appliance, and heavy equipment design. This program develops the CAD core skills that are required in Manufacturing Simulation and Robot Programming as well. The graduate may choose to continue into these linked programs for additional credentials in these areas. Emphasis is placed on developing skills that will prepare graduates to operate in a dynamic environment as part of the design team.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design - Architectural
Certificate of Achievement
This program prepares the learner for entry level detailing architectural positions in industry by teaching architectural detailing fundamentals and computer aided design (CAD) skills related to industrial workplaces. Focus is on the detailing process and the development of complete and accurate 2D architectural drawings. All courses utilize CAD as the mode of developing solutions to current and relevant industrial detailing applications. Emphasis is on view construction and light residential detailing as they are applied to the field of architectural and construction technologies
Computer Aided Drafting and Design - Mechanical
Certificate of Achievement
This program prepares the learner for entry level detailing positions in industry by teaching detailing fundamentals and computer aided design (CAD) skills related to industrial workplaces. Focus is on the detailing process and the development of complete and accurate 2D drawings and 3D Models. All courses utilize CAD as the mode of developing solutions to current and relevant industrial detailing applications. Emphasis is on view construction and detailing of mechanical parts as they are applied to the fields of automotive, defense, agriculture, furniture, appliances, heavy equipment, etc.
Graduates with this degree may be employed as an engineering technician utilizing the CADD and Design skills developed throughout the degree program. Graduates may be employed in some of the following areas: engineering firms, consulting firms, automotive production and supply, machine/process equipment build and design, tool and die design and build, product and prototype development, furniture, medical supply, alternative energy equipment, and in other related industries. Graduates enter the design-engineering workforce and advance as they acquire job-specific skills as defined by employer product requirements.
Graduates also have the option of furthering their education to earn a baccalaureate and/or graduate degree in design engineering technology programs. This field provides long term potential for career and economic growth within many areas of the design-engineering environment