Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Computer Aided Design
Associate of Applied Science

Date: 21-SEP-12

Effective Term: Winter 2013
 
Regardless of the project, a space shuttle, a wind turbine, or an automotive part, workers need paper or electronic drawings that show exact dimensions and specifications of each of its parts. Technology improvements have moved the world of design from the drafting arena to the design world. Designers work as part of a team to prepare detailed drawings and designs based on rough sketches, conceptual layouts, specifications, 3D models, computer simulations, performance analysis and mechanical design calculations. Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) has incorporated into the Computer-Aided Design Technology program the latest information and techniques in computer-aided design (CAD) in order to give students the most up-to-date education available and to maximize their employment opportunities. Students of the Computer-Aided Design Technology program experience courses covering the principles of engineering graphics and mechanical design that stress the application of these principles. This program provides hands-on experience to prepare students for employment is association with engineers and designers. Graduates of KVCC's Computer- Aided Design Technology program have career opportunities in such areas as tool, mold, machine, and product design as well as piping layout, architecture, construction, manufacturing, and sheet metal fabrication.

Program Required Courses Minimum Credits: 49.00

DRFT 110 Analytical Apps Tech Careers I 2
DRFT 112 Analytical Apps Tech Career II 2
DRFT 130 Technical Drawing 3
DRFT 135 AutoCAD 3
DRFT 140 Production Drafting/GD&T 3
DRFT 160 PRO-E 3
DRFT 175 Fundamentals of Design 3
DRFT 210 Kinematics of Mechanisms 3
DRFT 215 Statics and Strength/Materials 4
DRFT 225 Comp Aided Simulation w/FEA 3
DRFT 235 Mold Design 3
DRFT 245 Machine Design 4
MACH 101 Trends in Manufacturing 3
MACH 103 Fundamentals/Machine Tool Oper 4
MSM 120 Basic Fluid Power 2
MSM 260 Metallurgy/Mechanical Testing 4

English 110/127 Minimum Credits: 6.00

ENG 110 College Writing I 3
ENG 127 Technical Writing 3

Political Science Minimum Credits: 3.00

PSI 100 Introduction/Political Science 3
PSI 101 American Government 3
PSI 102 State and Local Government 3

Social Science Minimum Credits: 3.00

ECO 110 Eco/Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 202 Microeconomics 3
ECO 240 International Economics 3
GEO 102 World Geography-Maps & Media 3
HRY 100 Early Western Civilization 3
HRY 101 Modern Western Civilization 3
HRY 102 American History to 1877 3
HRY 103 American History since 1865 3
HRY 207 History of Russia 3
HRY 210 History of the Far East 3
HRY 212 History/American Civil War 3
HRY 220 History of Michigan 3
HRY 230 Women in History 3
HRY 240 African American Experience 3
HRY 251 World History to 1500 3
HRY 252 World History since 1500 3
HRY 260 History of the Middle East 3
PSI 100 Introduction/Political Science 3
PSI 101 American Government 3
PSI 102 State and Local Government 3
PSI 201 International Relations 3
PSI 202 Comparative Government 3
PSI 250 World Security 3
PSY 150 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 160 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 170 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 180 Early Childhood Development 4
PSY 190 Child Psychology 3
PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 260 Educational Psychology 3
SOC 102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC 103 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Gerontology 3
SOC 106 Death, Dying & Bereavement 3
SOC 170 Introduction to Archaeology 3
SOC 200 The Family 3
SOC 201 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC 202 Urban Sociology 3
SOC 205 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
SOC 207 Southern Africa/Region Studies 3
SOC 261 Cultures of Latin America 3
SOC 273 Service Learning 3

Wellness/Physical Education Minimum Credits: 2.00

WPE 101 Principles of Fitness & Health 2
WPE 109 Water Safety Instructor 2
WPE 110 Lifeguard Training 2
WPE 112 Safety and First Aid 2
WPE 115 Beginning Coaching Techniques 3
WPE 116 Advance Coaching Techniques 3
WPE 117 Sports Officiating-Basketball 1
WPE 118 Sports Officiating-Volleyball 1
WPE 120 Nutrition for Wellness 2
WPE 122 Coaching Techniques-Basketball 2
WPE 124 Holistic Health 3
WPE 125 Contemporary Health Issues 3
WPE 128 Managing Stress 1
WPE 131 Fundamentals of Personal Train 3
WPE 140 Elementary Move & Activities 3
WPE 145 Physical Educ Method:Early Ele 3
WPE 150 Foundat's/Health, Phys Ed, Rec 3
WPE 152 Swimming for Fitness 1
WPE 153 Weight Training for Fitness 1
WPE 155 Aerobic Exercise 1
WPE 156 Water Aerobics 1
WPE 159 Beginning Golf 1
WPE 160 Beginning Swimming 1
WPE 161 Beginning Tennis 1
WPE 162 T'ai Chi 1
WPE 163 Yoga 1
WPE 168 Volleyball 1
WPE 170 Introduction/Massage Therapy 1
WPE 171 Beginning Pilates 1
WPE 173 Free Weight Training 1
WPE 176 Scuba Diving 2
WPE 177 Karate 2
WPE 178 Indoor Cycling/Fitness 1
WPE 179 Cardio Training - Basic 1
WPE 180 TaeKwonDo Traditional/Olympic 1
WPE 181 Intermediate Pilates 1
WPE 181 Intermediate Pilates 1
WPE 253 Independent Physical Training 1
WPE 260 Intermediate Swimming 1
WPE 263 Intermediate Yoga 1
WPE 270 Massage Therapy 2 1
WPE 272 Coaching Field Experience 2

  Minimum Total Credits: 63