The outcomes of this certificate program will prepare students for employment in the field of Mechanical Computer Aided Design and Drafting. The curriculum covers a broad base of current Computer Aided Design, Basic Applied Manufacturing and Engineering skills necessary for success and productivity in modern industry. Course content covers basic geometric creation, metrology, geometric data management, technical math, communications, manufacturing process interfaces, design optimization and design analysis. (Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)
1) Generate 3-view drawings and pictorial sketches
2) Interpret fully-dimensioned drawings
3) Design and create their own drawings using AutoCAD software
4) Create a prototype using a 3D printer
5) Demonstrate competence in material selection and design optimization techniques necessary for today’s modern manufacturing and assembly processes
6) Apply Computer Aided Design tools to analyze the functional parameters of parts and assemblies.
7) Communicate ideas in a graphical format with the understanding and use of a 2D and 3D CAD program (AutoCAD)
8) Create 3D models that emphasize important design principles, which may include: design intent, proper dimensioning, tolerancing, multiple configurations and relations with proper 2D orthographic projections
Requirements for Program Entrance
Required High School Courses (Admissions Requirement): MTH 150-ready and TRS 200-ready.
Recommended High School Courses: Elementary algebra and some high school geometry preferred. Auto CADD and Technology courses are also highly desired.
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-18 Credit Hours
MET 101 Technical Graphics
MET 103 Manufacturing Processes I
TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory
MET 121 Computer Aided Drafting/Design - Solid Modeling
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians
TEK 145 Career Communications
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ELT 130 System Electricity
MET 122 Adv Solid Modeling using SolidWorks
MET 135 Measurement and Analysis
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology
MET 206 Engineering Materials
MET 201 Designing for Materials, Manufacturing and Assembly
MTH 152 Survey of Mathematics for Technicians
(*1) Students who are not MTH 150 ready should take TRS 094 before their first semester at MCC or plan to spend one to two additional semesters at MCC to complete their credential(s). Students intending to transfer directly to a four year school after graduating from MCC should take MTH 175 or higher. Students who are not MTH 175 ready should take MTH 164/165 before their first semester at MCC. Students who are not MTH 165 ready should take MTH 104 before their first semester at MCC. Students who are not MTH 104 ready should take MTH 150 or MTH 152 as appropriate to their math placement level.
(*2) Students intending to transfer directly to a SUNY Applied Engineering Technology program after graduating from MCC may take MTH 200 if they have completed MTH 175. Students intending to transfer directly to a SUNY Engineering program or to RIT should take MTH 210 or higher if they have completed MTH 175.