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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

2D Computer-Aided Drafting (Cad)

Program Description

The need to attract more students into engineering is a national concern. The 2D Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate meets the need of individuals interested in a basic exposure to, and/or exploration of, using and applying 2D CAD. This opportunity prepares a student to use and/or pursue a career using CAD in numerous fields. NVCC's Engineering Technologies programs prepare graduates to be engineering technicians who are able to respond to the changing demands of Connecticut's "high tech" industries.

Program Requirements

Course No. Title Credits
CAD*H150 2D CAD Drafting 3
MFG*H104 Manufacturing Processes 4
ENG*H101 Composition 3
MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra 3
Elective Directed Elective† 3
Total Credit Hours 16

†Directed Electives:

CAD*H200 3D CAD Modeling

CAD*H220 Parametric Design

MAT*H172 College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics course)

MFG*H106 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I

TCN*H101 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of engineering graphics and conventional 2-dimensional drafting practices such as geometric constructions, orthographic, projection, isometric, section, detail, and auxiliary views.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of CAD software for 2-dimensional applications.
  3. Explain concepts and requirements for drawings used in the manufacturing process.
  4. Create 2D professionally finished drawings from working drawings under the supervision of a senior draftsperson.
  5. Demonstrate the proper setup and procedures for various manufacturing processes.
  6. Apply language arts skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to: critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  7. Apply mathamatics required for basic drafting and manufacturing applications.

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