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Technical Program - Computer-Aided Drafting - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

Computer-Aided Drafting (CRT.CAD)

Certificate

industrial technology

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), also called Computer-Aided Design, has evolved from an experimental process to a highly efficient tool in the past 20 years. CAD not only replaces most manual drafting, but can also be used for generating bills of materials, doing computerized structural analysis and controlling manufacturing machines. Several companies in the local area and worldwide, both large and small, utilize CAD for a variety of purposes. Computer-Aided Drafting is a unique application of computer graphics.

The CAD draftsman can easily produce and modify plans, blueprints, designs, technical illustrations and schematics. Once a student completes the CAD certificate program, he or she will not only know how to operate a CAD system, but also how to set-up, customize and troubleshoot it. The many uses of CAD have opened many career opportunities in this exciting high-tech field. As a stand-alone certificate, the graduate can expect to find employment as a CAD draftsman or CAD operator. Those earning an associate in applied science degree can complete a few additional courses and earn a CAD certificate. The CAD certificate can greatly increase the opportunities for a good paying job in such fields as manufacturing, civil engineering, electronics or building construction.


For more information contact:
Leo Kitten
217-234-5316
lkitten@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
CAD 056 CAD I (Module 1)
2
CAD 058 CAD Systems (Module 2) * +
2
TEC 050 Technical Math I
2
TEC 052 Technical Mathematics II *
2
ENG 098 Communications I
3
Suggested Elective
2
TEC 103 Engineering Graphics
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
CAD 057 CAD II *
3
CAD 059 Special Applications of CAD * +++
3
CIS 160 Practical Software Applications *
3
Suggested Elective
6
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
BCT 045 Plans and Specifications
3
TEC 040 Blueprint Reading for Industry
2.5
BCT 062 Architectural Drafting II * +++
4
MTT 050 Introduction to Machining Procedures
3
CIM 060 Computer Numerical Control Machining * +++
3
CIM 044 Industrial Robotics +
2.0
CIM 092 Computer-Aided Manufacturing * +
3
CET 081 CAD for Civil Engineering * +++
3
CET 060 Surveying I
3
BCT 076 Architectural Drafting III * +++
4
CAD 075 CAD S.O.E. *
3
EET 054 Design and Fabrication
2.5
EET 060 Computer Hardware
3
ESC 106 Intro to GIS
4
CAD 062 Introduction to Solidworks * +++
2
CIM 094 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3
CAD 060 3D Solid Modeling
3
CAD 061 3D Parametric Design
3
   

Total Program Hours: 31

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