Program Objectives

CADT students work on a project

Program Objectives



Student Projects

Required Skills/Jobs & Salary Outlook

A graduate of this program should be able to:

  • Produce working drawings such as detail, sub-assembly, and full-assembly drawings utilizing manual, freehand, and computer-aided drafting techniques.
  • Produce 3D solid models, produce complex surface models, create 3D assemblies, run assembly mechanism motion, create exploded assemblies.
  • Recognize and apply the ASME Y14.5 guidelines in the creation of mechanical working drawings.
  • Apply industrial standards to the creation of working drawings of sheet-metal components, welded assemblies, electronics drafting, piping systems, and power transmission components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic machine shop practices and their application in drafting and design.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and to apply interpersonal and technical skills to solve problems as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate skills and proficiency in multiple 2D and 3D Solid Modeling CAD software packages.
  • Demonstrate research and data collection skills necessary to obtaining technical information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional behaviors associated with the drafting and design occupation.
  • Demonstrate CAD customization and management techniques.
  • Prepare piping drawings and schematics.
  • Analyze, design, and calculate gears, cams, and mechanisms.
  • Use manufacturers' catalogs to select standard parts.