Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD)

CAD 1050     Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals as well as more advanced applications of geometric tolerancing. The student will learn the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as applied to engineering design, manufacturing and quality control. The course includes geometric concepts and standards used to communicate engineering design intent and to provide a basis for design and productions. The course also includes national and international geometric standards of symbols and terms, datum feature modifiers, types of tolerances, datum reference frames, material boundary modifiers and other related topics. Also included are concepts of basic part print reading as it relates to GD&T. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 1101     Introduction to CAD     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

This course is an introduction to computer aided design. Students will apply computer aided design techniques and principles to create drawings related to various architectural, mechanical, interior layout, landscape, and other applications. Students will be exposed to the basic concepts of three-dimensional modeling, design modification, basic computing, and become familiar with the system hardware and software related to CAD and rapid prototyping. In addition to formal classroom lecture and demonstrations, students will utilize CAD equipment in an interactive lecture environment. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 1105     Animation Design     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 or consent of instructor.

This course utilizes 3D Studio Max to train students interested in design animation, scene reconstruction, architectural fly-through, machine simulation, and developing animated technical training materials. Students will create rendered models, drawings and presentations that come to life and communicate creative ideas, take industrial models and sell the concept before production, show a virtual model of a building and walk through and around it, and create characters that talk and move. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 1151     CAD Architecture / Civil Engineering     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 or consent of instructor.

This intermediate course emphasizes the use of CAD systems for architectural, civil engineering, and landscape design presentations. Topics include methods of creating site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, photo-realistic renderings, dimensioning and related topics utilizing various Autodesk application software packages, including three-dimensional parametric modeling specific to architecture. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 1160     Revit - Advanced Architectural Applications     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1151 or consent of instructor.

This course expands on the use of CAD software for the application of building information modeling (BIM) for architecture. Students will learn CAD techniques for advanced wall creation and manipulation, details, wall sections, multiple floor systems and stair development. The course also covers walkthrough techniques and the management of design revisions within CAD database. In addition to classroom lecture and demonstrations, students will utilize CAD equipment in an interactive lecture environment. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 1201     Introduction to Engineering Graphics     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 or consent of instructor.
Pre- or Corequisite: DDT 1000 (Recommended)

This course presents the techniques and principles for creating orthographic and auxiliary views on a CAD system. Students will create working detail drawings by adding the necessary sections, dimensions, tolerances, notes and specifications to multi-views. Given a work description or isometric view of a simple object, the student will be able to completely describe its shape in orthographic multi-view projection. This course develops skills in the use and selection of standard parts from the CAD database and creation of assembly drawings. Area of study will also include ANSI and ISO standards for dimensioning, geometric tolerance fundamentals, fasteners and symbols. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 1450     Drafting and Design Co-op Internship     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 and consent of instructor.

This course provides the student with practical training in the field of drafting/design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) applications . The student will be employed in a supervised situation under the guidance of a qualified coordinator. During the co-op internship period, the student will identify and describe, through reports, technical problems encountered on the job. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 1500     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design: Basic Unigraphics Overview     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Basic Unigraphics Overview. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


CAD 1501     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1502     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1503     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1504     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1505     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1506     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1507     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1508     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 1509     Special Topics in Computer-Aided Design     1-2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 2


CAD 2000     Animation Design II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1105 or consent of instructor.

This course is designed to build upon the foundation skills learned in Animation Design. Students will develop additional skills to create computer animations and models. Emphasis will be on character modeling, rigging and animation. Students will create animations for various applications for architectural, engineering, gaming, scientific and legal industries; crime scene reconstruction; and machine simulation. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2102     Fundamentals of Part Design and Its Applications     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence ofcourses).
Pre- or Corequisite: CAD 1201 or consent of instructor. (Recommended)

This course will cover the principles and techniques of creating parts in three dimensions and the basics of generative surface design. Emphasis is also placed on generation of views, text, dimensions and assembly techniques. Some of the topics include: sketcher, part design, drafting, complex and multiple sketch parts, assembly design and generative surface design. The student will use computer hardware and software to solve engineering-related problems using Computer Aided Engineering techniques (CAE). Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 2105     Simulation for Design and Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 or consent of instructor.

This course provides the foundation to digitally define and simulate manufacturing processes using DELMIA (Digital Enterprise Leans Manufacturing Interactive Applications), DPM (Digital Process Manufacturing), and 3D data from CATIA V5 or any major CAD system. Heavy emphasis on building assembly simulation, conceptual process plans, and process verification within the new CATIA/DELMIA V5 paradigm is a common thread throughout the course. This course will present how to use the DPM Assembly Process Simulation tools to create assembly build sequences, simulations, and conceptual process plans for visualization, validation, and verification of manufacturing processes. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2110     Unigraphics I     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Pre- or Corequisite: CAD 1201 or consent of instructor. (Recommended)

The student will be introduced to Unigraphics software. Some of the topics include 2-D and 3-D part creation, image manipulation, layer control, curve creation, menu structure, 3-D solid models, feature operations, form features, model manipulation, data organization and others. The student will use a CAD/CAE system to complete design projects. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2131     Product Design     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 or consent of instructor.

Using a computer aided design and engineering CAD/CAE) software package, students will be presented with the principles and techniques of advanced part design for product development. Practical applications of parametric modeling are incorporated into this product oriented class. Students will use a CAD/CAE system to complete projects dealing with metals, plastics and composites. The course also includes knowledgeware, use of reference elements, assembly, relational formulas, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 2141     Kinematics     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 or consent of instructor.

The students will learn the techniques and concepts of two-dimensional and three-dimensional kinematics. The course involves geometric modeling, kinematic modeling and simulation of kinematic mechanisms, generation of traces and numerical outputs. The course also includes the study of multitude of joints and their limitations, analysis, modification and management of kinematic mechanisms. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2151     Introduction to Generative Surface Design     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 or consent of instructor.

Using a three-dimensional Computer Aided Design and Engineering System, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques of creating curves and surfaces for product design and manufacturing. Topics included in the course are: simple and complex surfaces, wire frame features, swept and blend surfaces, surface fillets, analysis and repair, laws, and surface-solid integration. Students will solve three-dimensional engineering design and surfacing problems dealing with metals, plastics and composites. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 2161     Finite Element Modeling and Analysis     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2102 and either PHY 1610 (or higher) or APP 2170; or consent of instructor.

The student will learn the techniques and concepts of finite element modeling. The focus of the course is the preprocessing stage of preparing geometric models for analysis. The student will design geometry of parts, define mesh, properties, loads, restraints and constraints. An overview of finite element solver and post processor to visualize the model will be presented. The student will use CAD/CAE hardware and software to prepare finite element models. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2190     Unigraphics II     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CAD 1350

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2110 or consent of instructor.
Pre- or Corequisite: DDT 1150 (Recommended)

This course introduces students to a wide range of intermediate and advanced modeling techniques. Topics include construction of parametric models utilizing the Sketcher module, working with reference features, using expressions, proper organization of the part files, creation of complex solids, learning to use best modeling practices for design, and utilizing the drafting module to create views, cut sections, and dimension parts. All design concepts are applicable to tool/machine, product, and body design industries. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2201     Unigraphics Product Design and Assembly Layout     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CAD 2200

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2190 or consent of instructor.

This course provides students with opportunities for utilizing design concepts learned previously to create master assemblies, layouts and drawings related to body dies, fixtures and product designs. Students will use Sketcher, assemblies and components, basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) concepts, and drafting processes to work through design changes, create mating parts within specifications, and learn to use the master model concept. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2250     Special topics in CAD II: CATIA V5 Surfacing Class     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

CATIA V5 Surfacing Class. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2251     Special Topics in CAD II: Autodesk Inventor     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Autodesk Inventor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2252     Special Topics in CAD II: Architectural Rendering Using Photoshop Software     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Architectural Rendering Using Photoshop Software. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2253     Special Topics in CAD II: Digital Process for Manufacturing Using Delmia CATIA V5 Software     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Digital Process for Manufacturing Using Delmia CATIA V5 Software BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2254     Special Topics in CAD II: Fundamentals of CATIA V5     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Fundamentals of CATIA V5. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2255     Special Topics in CAD II: Part Design CATIA V5     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Part Design CATIA V5. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2256     Special Topics in CAD II: 3-D Studio Max-on Animation     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

3-D Studio Max - on Animation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2257     Special Topics in CAD II: CATIA V6     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

CATIA V6. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2258     Special Topics in CAD II     3-4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes to topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3 - 4


CAD 2259     Special Topics in CAD II     3-4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 1101 plus additional course(s) based on special topic content as needed.

Students will be introduced to and complete computer-based assignments in, new software and/or applications in the field of computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and design/manufacturing simulations. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for topics, prerequisites, and software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3 - 4


CAD 2340     Tool and Die Design     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2110 or consent of instructor.
Pre- or Corequisite: CAD 2190 or consent of instructor. (Recommended)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the procedures involved in developing Tool and Die designs. The course covers jigs, fixtures, other tooling devices and includes the preparations of all necessary drawings and supporting documents. The course will also cover the various types of dies and standard die components and will learn basic techniques to design blanking, piercing, compound blanking, and progressive dies. Design considerations of parts to be stamped and reactions of stock material will be studied along with strip layout, shearing action and stripper construction. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 2450     Advanced Drafting and Design Co-op Internship     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Pre- or Corequisite: CAD 1450 and consent of instructor.

The Advanced Drafting and Design Co-op Internship students will continue practical training in the field of Drafting/Design and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering Applications). Students will be employed in a supervised situation under the guidance of a qualified coordinator. During the Advanced Co-op Internship period students will be involved in design activity relating to their specialty area, such as, but not limited to, body design, tool and fixture design, plastics design, etc. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CAD 2602     Vehicle Underbody Design and Assembly     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2151 or consent of instructor.

This course covers an automotive-based approach to developing a typical vehicle underbody. Including the creation of individual component parts, assemblies will be designed, positioned, and analyzed, using both student-created components and supplied parts to understand the interaction of multiple components within the full underbody assembly. Component development utilizing CATIA software will incorporate automotive practices and methods. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


CAD 2702     Vehicle Upper Body Surface Design and Assembly     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CAD 2151 or consent of instructor.

This course presents surfacing scenarios related to different design situations encountered. Students will create new parts from information such as: sections and reference surfaces; scan data; and modification of existing surfaces. Course also teaches the methodology of adding such features as flanges, stiffeners and holes. There will be extensive use of Freestyle and Generative Shape Design workbench programs. Assemblies will be created, positioned and analyzed, using both student-created components and supplied parts. Surface development utilizing CATIA software will incorporate automotive practices and methods. Refer to current Schedule of Classes for software version(s). BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4