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Certificate in Engineering Drawing & Computer Aided Design

CAD drawing on computer

Certificate in Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design

The certificate program in Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design is developed in response to the consistently high demand from industry and consulting firms for professionals with technical backgrounds in engineering drawing, 3D modeling, product design and development. Coursework in the program is practice-oriented and uses an industry-leading Computer Aided Design software. The program prepares students for the workforce in wide variety of industries related to engineering design and prototyping, research and development, manufacturing, fabrication, metrology among others.

Program Objectives:

  1. Graduates will be situated in growing careers involving engineering drawing, drafting, computer aided design, and product development.
  2. Graduates will perform effectively both individually and in teams.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  4. Graduates will demonstrate life-long learning skills to remain competitive in the field.

Upon completion of this program you will be able to achieve the following student outcomes:

  1. An ability to use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of engineering products, parts or assembly systems.
  2. An ability to design systems, parts or components, for broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Degree Sheet: CAD Certificate 2023-2024

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