These are a few of the courses you will take in the Design & Drafting Technology program.
Basic computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) uses two-dimensional AutoCAD software and commands to create entities, edit, store, and print CAD drawings. Topics include entity creation of arcs, circles, lines, coordinates, editing functions, scaling, making templates, text detailing, layers and line types, viewpoints, model space layout and paper space practices, dimensioning styles, calculation strategies, blocks, groups, libraries, attributes, bills of materials, and plotting to scale. A final project permits the student to apply technical skills to a detailed mechanical design drawing. All assignments are documented within an AutoCAD portfolio.
Measurement for Engineering
This course will provide the theory, technique, and care of the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and various measuring instruments. The student will apply blueprint reading skills and geometric tolerancing to projects while applying measuring techniques used with the CMM and basic measuring instruments. The student will be exposed to precision inspection methods as it relates to industrial blueprints, manufactured parts, and the student's projects.
Solid Modeling II
The student will develop complex parametric models, assemblies, and working drawings, apply drawing standards, materials, and tabulated dimensions. Part families, sheet metal parts, welded assemblies, exploded assemblies, software generated bills of material, and simple animation will also be covered.