This program prepares students for employment as a MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTER or DESIGNER. Mechanical drafters use MCAD (mechanical computer-aided drafting/design) software to create solid models and then detailed technical drawings of machinery or mechanical devices designed by engineers. The focus of this program is on learning the industry-standard mechanical CAD (MCAD) software that is used heavily in the mechanical, aerospace, automotive, industrial, & biomedical engineering fields. The program has a strong focus on using the parametric nature of MCAD software to produce changeable models incorporating “design intent” and to produce drawings that conform to industry standards. The skills learned are applicable to drafters, designers, engineering technicians, and engineers in these fields.
Employment is primarily in the private manufacturing industries such as aerospace, biomedical, industrial, and many other manufacturing industries.
The skills learned in this program are also essential job skills for engineers and architects, so students pursuing these areas are also encouraged to take this coursework as well. Many of these job skills courses may not be available at the university, and others may be transferrable to the university.
Students will be able to:
1. Produce models and technical drawings that conform to industry standards.
2. Demonstrate aptitude at using Solidworks and CATIA software.
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of rapid prototyping technology.
This program has only a CERTIFICATE option, and no associate degree option.
Required Core Courses:
|ENGR 103||Solidworks Basic Solid Modeling||3|
|ENGR 104||Solidworks Intermediate Solid Modeling||3|
|ENGR 130A||CATIA Beginning Solid Modeling||3|
|ENGR 130B||CATIA Intermediate Solid Modeling||3|
|ENGR 131||Intro to Mechatronics ||0.5|