Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technology - Computer Aided Vehicle Design Option (CAD.VDO.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 Vehicle Design. Program 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.

P20 Articulation Students: Students who have completed P20 articulation programs may apply for advanced placement. Detailed information may be obtained through your high school counselor.

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 1150Intermediate Algebra4
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 Hours52

 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.

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