Computer Aided Mechanical Drafting and Design

Computer Aided Mechanical Drafting and Design involves the 2D and 3D drafting and modeling of mechanical systems and components in accordance with national and international drafting standards. Students will explore 3D solid modeling, mechanism animation, finite element analysis, and the creation of 2D and 3D schematics of machinery, equipment, and industrial systems. Software packages include Autodesk’s AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor. Students could also gain experience with our 3D printers and our CNC machines. Additionally, the CME.CA certificate is a career ladder program and all the program credits can be applied toward completion of the CAD.AAS degree.   Apply & Register Program Details

Computer Aided Mechanical Drafting and Design involves the 2D and 3D drafting and modeling of mechanical systems and components in accordance with national and international drafting standards. Students will explore 3D solid modeling, mechanism animation, finite element analysis, and the creation of 2D and 3D schematics of machinery, equipment, and industrial systems. Software packages include Autodesk’s AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor. Students could also gain experience with our 3D printers and our CNC machines. Additionally, the CME.CA certificate is a career ladder program and all the program credits can be applied toward completion of the CAD.AAS degree.

 


Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
CAD-101 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics 4
CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices 3
EGR-103 Technical Drawing 3
    10
Code Course Credits
Second Semester
CAD-102 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Graphics 3
CAD-107 Parametric Design: AutoDesk Inventor 3
CAD-206 Statistics for Technologists 3
    9
  Total Minimum Credits 19
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT APPROVED FOR FINANCIAL AID

Program Goals

The goal of the Computer Aided Mechanical Drafting and Design program is to prepare the student for employment in the mechanical drafting and related fields by developing the following skills:

  • To provide aspiring mechanical CAD designers with a solid foundation in mechanical design fundamentals.
  • To prepare the program completer to be a CAD operator/designer in a mechanical manufacturing or design enterprise.
  • To provide incumbent mechanical CAD draftspersons with sufficient knowledge to qualify for career advancement.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. The graduate will be able to utilize fundamental and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD to produce architectural drawings and renderings.
  2. The graduate will have generated a personal portfolio of industry standard documents utilizing a variety of computer drafting applications.
  3. The graduate will also be proficient in manual, hand drafting practices and techniques.
  4. The graduate will be skilled to create parametrically driven 3D computer models of mechanical components and assemblies using a solid modelling program such as SolidWorks and utilize such programs to conduct Finite Element Analyses of mechanical components.
  5. The graduate will be able to explain additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.
  6. The graduate will be equipped to develop mechanical detail and assembly drawings per ANSI and ASME standards that satisfy the requirements of various manufacturing industries.
  7. The graduate will become skilled in blueprint reading, problem-solving and drafting effort reduction techniques, and methods for customizing drafting.

Employment Opportunities

  • Mechanical draftperson
  • 3D Printer Technician
  • Additive Manufacturing Technician
  • Junior Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Engineering Apprentice/Assistant

Contact Person

Dr. Melvin L. Roberts, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4942
email: mroberts@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

15.1301

Program Code

CME.CA