2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology, AAS


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Purpose

Classes offered in the Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major program will introduce you to architectural and mechanical design that will prepare you to work as a drafts person. Approximately one-half of the courses taken are in drafting and design technology. Students will also take courses in related areas and general education. MECC utilizes CADD operations extensively. Micro-Station PC, AutoCADD, and 3-D software programs are available. These programs are the most widely used in industry in our service area. Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major classes are available to evening students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline.
  2. Perform and support estimating functions including quantity, types, costs, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop and/or interpret 2-D and 3-D projects to solve common engineering problems.
  4. Illustrate the engineering design process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  5. Develop quantitative reasoning skills useful in working in industry.
  6. Collaborate with team members to identify and evaluate solutions to engineering problems.

Employment Opportunities

Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in the Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major will prepare you for employment in areas in drafting and design including: mechanical, architectural, structural steel, and civil engineering.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

For Further Information, Contact:

Jake Gilly

jgilly@mecc.edu

276.523.9086

Matthew Rose, Dean

mwrose@mecc.edu

276.523.7431

Program of Study


Total Program Credits: 68


Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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