CAD Technology - Industrial Drafting

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
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
  • Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry-level CAD and industrial drafting skills for the manufacturing industry.
  • Utilize drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  • Apply and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
  • Create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
  • Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3-D CAD software program.
  • Create section views of a part.
  • Project an auxiliary view from an inclined surface.
  • 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

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