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Architecture/Engineering Dept.

CAD Design & Drafting / A.A.S., Certificate
Mechanical Design Technology (MDT) / A.A.S., Certificate
(Previously called Mechanical Engineering Technology ~ MET)

Computer assisted drafting is essential in nearly all engineering and architectural fields as well as in the areas of electronics, fluid power and structural design. We teach most of this program in an application lab environment using high-quality drafting station computers. You will learn correct drafting and computer techniques and apply their knowledge to develop CAD skills in several areas: including mechanical, architectural, structural, electronics, and fluid power drafting.

Students can choose the CAD Design program or add the upper level math courses to take the Mechanical Design Technology program at SCC. The average length of these programs will be six quarters to receive the Associate of Applied Sciences degrees or four quarters to receive a CAD Drafter Certificate. The introductory courses of this program will also allow the student to readily transfer into most of the other programs offered in this department.

The CAD certificate program prepares students with the skills necessary for drafting and design using both CAD drafting and Solid Modeling techniques. The course of study prepares students to work in engineering teams for large and small manufacturing firms, consultant engineering firms, testing, and research companies to gain employment as computer aided drafters.

Students not only learn to draft using CAD and Solid Modeling techniques, but also get hands-on practical experience in Rapid Prototyping, engineering competitions, and by learning fabrication processes used in industry. Coursework includes a balance of basic skills in math and communications, as well as practical application of relevant computer assisted drafting skills in several engineering disciplines, including: mechanical, civil and structural engineering; architectural drafting; electrical and fluid power schematics; and fabrication/piping drafting.

Students who take the Mechanical Design Technology degree will also study advanced design courses in statics, strength of materials, electrical theory, etc. on top of the CAD Design and Drafting courses.


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