CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0165  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to
plan and prepare scale pictorial interpretations of engineering and design
concepts.  Students receive instruction in the use of precision drawing
instruments, computer-assisted design programs, sketching and illustration,
and specification interpretation.  Proficiency in the use of current computer-
aided design packages, up-to-date geometric tolerancing techniques, and
descriptive geometry applications is necessary to succeed in the industrial
workplace.  Employment possibilities include engineering firms, consulting
firms, the automotive industry, manufacturers of special machinery, tool and
die industry, etc.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CADD 101    Mechanical Drafting/Basic CAD (See Note 1)                       4
CADD 102    Advanced Mechanical Drafting                                     4
CADD 103    Geometric Dimension/Tolerance                                    3
CADD 104    Descriptive Geometry                                             4
CADD 131    AutoCAD Basic 2-D                                                4
CADD 284    Jigs and Fixture Design                                          4
CNCP 105    Basic Machining Processes                                        3
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL:  20 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 2)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Graphics (Choose one subchoice. See Note 3)     8 Credits
Subchoice 2A
CADD 232    AutoCAD Advanced 3-D                                             4
CADD 233    Autodesk Mechanical Desktop (See Note 4)                         4

Subchoice 2B                                                                  
CADD 242    Unigraphics Basic                                                4
CADD 243    Unigraphics Advanced                                             4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    Basic mechanical drafting skills are necessary to begin this curriculum
      and may be demonstrated by a score of 80% or better on the Drafting
      Placement Test or by passing CADD 100 with a 2.5 minimum grade.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    The Computer Graphics series (8 credits) may be replaced by another
      approved computer graphics software package available through the CADD
      Program. See a CADD program advisor for more information.
4.    CADD 234 - Autodesk Inventor may be substituted for CADD 233.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CADD 101          CADD 102          CNCP 105          CADD 284
CADD 103          CADD 104          MACH 135          Lim.Ch.1
MACH 100          CADD 131          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1
MATH 114          MATH 115          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2