Computer Aided Design
Associate of Applied Science
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 in 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.
|CIS 100||Beginning Computer Skills||2|
|EDMT 101||Trends in Manufacturing||3|
|EDMT 103||Fundamentals of Machine Tool Operations||4|
|EDMT 130||Technical Drawing w/AutoCAD||4|
|EDMT 140||Production Drafting/GD & T||3|
|EDMT 145||Descriptive Geometry||3|
|EDMT 210||Kinematics of Mechanisms||3|
|EDMT 215||Statics and Strengths of Materials||4|
|EDMT 225||Computer Aided Simulation w/FEA||3|
|EDMT 245||Machine Design||4|
|EDMT 260||Metallurgy and Mechanical Testing||4|
|ENG 110||College Writing I||3-OR-|
|ENG 160||College Writing and Research||4|
|ENG 127||Technical Writing||3|
|MATH 106||Technical Mathematics||4|
|Minimum Total Credits: 62|
*It is essential to see a counselor regarding your program of study to verify course requirements.
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