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2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Assisted Drafting Certificate

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This certificate program develops entry-level skills for individuals interested in using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to produce detailed architectural or schematic drawings based on rough sketches, specifications, and calculations made by scientists, engineers, and designers. CAD software permits easy modification and preparation of designs. Furthermore, it allows a drafter to view a design from various angles not easily achieved with traditional board approaches. AutoCAD and Solidworks software is used in this program. Every course offered in the Computer Aided Drafting certificate program is offered in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. Every graduate of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will automatically qualify for a CAD certificate. Students enrolling in this program should plan on spending approximately $60.00 on drafting equipment. For more information, call the Interim Department Chair, Eric Flynn at (203) 285-2371 or e-mail eflynn@gatewayct.edu).

CAD Program Outcomes

Upon successful complete of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Prepare drawings of machine components through techniques of technical drawing
  • Use AutoCad software to develop two-dimensional technical drawings
  • Utilize Solidworks and other parametric software to design, develop, and analyze three-dimensional components
  • Understand the fundamentals and foundations of manufacturing processes
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of algebra and trigonometry.

Program Requirements

Total Program Credits: 25

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