Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technology - Computer Aided Vehicle Design Option (CAD.VDO.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 Vehicle Design. 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 animation design industries. Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping further enhance the learning experience.

The Vehicle Design option focuses on preparation for entry-level vehicle design positions using the computer as a tool in engineering, analysis, design, industrial technology and manufacturing systems. The VDO specialization covers the principles and concepts of vehicle underbody and upper-body design. Courses examine body surface blue-print interpretation, surface and structure applications, and advanced body practices and theories.

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

Core Requirements
CAD 1101Introduction to CAD4
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
CAD 1105Animation Design3
or CAD 2105 Simulation for Design and Manufacturing3
DDT 1000Fundamentals for the Drafting Industry3
MAT 11502Intermediate Algebra 4
MTT 1400Manufacturing Processes3
Select one of the following:3-4
Business Communications 3
Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
Composition I 3
Professional Communication 4
Required Supportive Courses
CAD 2110Unigraphics I3
CAD 2190Unigraphics II3
CAD 2201Unigraphics Product Design and Assembly Layout3
CAD 2602Vehicle Underbody Design and Assembly4
CAD 2702Vehicle Upper Body Surface Design and Assembly4
CAD 24501Advanced Drafting and Design Co-op Internship 3
DDT 1150Descriptive Geometry3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses58-59
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)3
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)3
Written Communication (3-credits)
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours71-72

 One of the following may be used as a co-op substitution:CAD 1105, CAD 2000, CAD 2105, CAD 2131,CAD 2141, CAD 2161, or CAD 2340.


 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.


 Students transferring to other institutions should select ENG 1510.

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