Computer Aided Design and Engineering Technology - Computer Aided Engineering Option (CAD.CAE.AAS)

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial TechnologyEngineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Auburn Hills Campus

This program leads to an associate in applied science degree with a specialization in CAD Engineering Technology. Program graduates are encouraged to transfer to one of OCC’s four-year university partners and continue their education in Engineering Technology; however, graduates are prepared for occupations and careers in engineering and manufacturing industries. Rapid Prototyping and co-op opportunities enhance their learning experience.

The CAD Engineering option focuses on design with an emphasis on concepts and applications of CAD Engineering Technologies. CAE covers subjects such as: the applications and principles of kinematics in design, concepts and techniques of finite element modeling for stress analysis / non-destructive testing, techniques and applications of solid modeling, and CNC tool path generation for CAD models.

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 an 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 11502Intermediate Algebra (or higher level except MAT 1525, MAT 2530 or MAT 2540) 3-4
MTT 1400Manufacturing Processes3
Select one of the following ENG courses:3-4
Business Communications 3
Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
Composition I 3
Professional Communication 4
Required Supportive Courses
CAD 1050Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)4
CAD 2131Product Design4
CAD 2141Kinematics3
CAD 2161Finite Element Modeling and Analysis3
Select one of the following courses:4
Applied Technology 4
College Physics I 4
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses52-54
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)3
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Social Science (3-credits)3
Written Communication (3-credits)
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0-1
Total Credit Hours62-63

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