Kalamazoo Valley Community College

CAD Specialist

Date: 25-SEP-12

Effective Term: Fall 2012
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate prepares students for entry level CAD Operator occupations. The student will gain experience with in-demand CAD software along with fundamental design skills for the mechanical drafting field. Software training will include AutoCAD, Pro/E (Pro Engineer) and SolidWorks or Inventor. Students can expect to gain crucial job related skills in subjects such as technical drawing (which include dimensioning and detailing), manufacturing processes, architectural drafting, simple mechanism concepts, and teamwork. Upon graduation, students will qualify for a variety of entry-level CAD occupations requiring fundamental design skills, AutoCAD, Pro/E, SolidWorks, or Inventor software.

Program Required Courses Minimum Credits: 31.00

DRFT 110 Analytical Apps Tech Careers I 2
DRFT 130 Technical Drawing 3
DRFT 135 AutoCAD 3
DRFT 140 Production Drafting/GD&T 3
DRFT 145 Descriptive Geometry 3
DRFT 160 PRO-E 3
DRFT 175 Fundamentals of Design 3
DRFT 183 Introduction to Revit 3
MACH 101 Trends in Manufacturing 3
MSM 102 Basics/Mechanical Technology 2
-AND- DRFT 165 Inventor 3
-OR- DRFT 171 SolidWorks 3

  Minimum Total Credits: 31