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Computer Aided Design

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.

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

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Required Classes*
Course
Class
Credits
CIS 100
Beginning Computer Skills
2
EDMT 101
Trends in Manufacturing
3
EDMT 103
Fundamentals Machine Tool Ops
4
EDMT 130
Tech Drawing w/AutoCAD
4
EDMT 140
Production Drafting/GD&T
3
EDMT 145
Descriptive Geometry
3
EDMT 160
PRO-E/CREO
3-OR-
EDMT 165
Inventor
3-OR-
EDMT 171
SolidWorks
3
EDMT 210
Kinematics of Mechanisms
3
EDMT 215
Statics Strength of Materials
4
EDMT 225
Computer Aided Simulation w/FEA
3
EDMT 245
Machine Design
4
EDMT 260
Metallurgy/Mechanical Testing
4
EDMT 270
CAD-CAM
4
ENG 110
College Writing I
3-OR-
ENG 160
College Writing & Research
4
ENG 127
Technical Writing
3
MATH 106
Technical Mathematics
4
 
Political Science
3
 
Social Science
3
 
Wellness/Physical Education
2
Minimum Total Credits: 62

*It is essential to see a counselor regarding your program of study to verify course requirements and sequencing. To make an appointment, call 269.488.4100 (TTC) or 269.373.7800 (ACC) or 269.548.3205 (BHLC)