CAD Technology - Industrial Drafting

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Roger Weekes: 313-317-1582,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162

Program Description


Provides experience with CAD programs and applications. Begins with manual drafting and progresses to CAD design, detailing, and problem solving. Includes exposure to a wide variety of drafting specialties such as: layout and detailing in product design, machine element drafting, fixture design, and die design. Utilizes current design software.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry-level CAD and industrial drafting skills for the manufacturing industry.
  2. Utilize drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  3. Apply and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
  4. Create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
  5. Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3-D CAD software program.
  6. Create section views of a part.
  7. Project an auxiliary view from an inclined surface.
  8. Apply sketching techniques to sketch objects orthographically and pictorially.
Career Opportunities
  • CAD Drafter
  • CAD Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Designer
  • Detailer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • SolidWorks Designer
  • UGNX Designer

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Complete 3 hours from any course from the Computer Technology list.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours