Computer Aided Design and Engineering Technology - Product Design Option (CAD.PDO.CT)

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial TechnologyEngineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology


Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Auburn Hills Campus

This program leads to a certificate with a specialization in CAD Product Design. Program graduates are prepared for occupations and careers in manufacturing industries. Rapid prototyping and co-op opportunities further enhance the learning experience.

The Product Design option focuses on Advanced Part Design for product development, modeling techniques building parametric models, data organization, and design animation. This option also introduces procedures involved in tool & dies design. Students will apply knowledge of systems, software configurations and design principles in solving increasingly complex product design problems involving various manufacturing materials.

High school graduates who completed state-approved career and technical education (CTE) programs may be eligible to receive college credit for work completed while in high school.  Detailed information can be obtained by contacting OCC Counseling Office or by visiting

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Core Requirements
CAD 1101Introduction to CAD4
CAD 1105Animation Design3
or CAD 2105 Simulation for Design and Manufacturing3
CAD 1201Introduction to Engineering Graphics4
CAD 14501Drafting and Design Co-op Internship 3
CAD 2102Fundamentals of Part Design and Its Applications4
CAD 2151Introduction to Generative Surface Design4
DDT 1000Fundamentals for the Drafting Industry3
MAT 1150Intermediate Algebra (or higher level except MAT 1525, MAT 2530 or MAT 2540)4
Required Supportive Courses
CAD 2000Animation Design II3
CAD 2110Unigraphics I3
CAD 2131Product Design4
CAD 2190Unigraphics II3
CAD 2340Tool and Die Design4
CAD 24501Advanced Drafting and Design Co-op Internship 3
DDT 1150Descriptive Geometry3
Total Credit Hours51-52

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.