Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Mechanical CAD Certificate (CADM-CC-COT)

Location(s): Gateway, Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (CAD) certificate program provides students with career-based training in mechanical design using computer-aided drafting/design technology. To provide the necessary technical base, the program also includes engineering drawing, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing skills. Basic training in computer technology is included to prepare students for the two-dimensional, three-dimensional and solid-modeling computer-aided design technology in the program. CAD technology in the core of the certificate program is comprised of 2D AutoCAD®, Solidworks® parametric solid modeling and rendering technology, as well as an option of Mastercam® CNC software, and NX parametric solid modeling. All manufacturing and engineering design in today’s high-technology business and industry use computer-based manufacturing and computer-aided design technologies that integrate the design, engineering and manufacturing processes of complex products, parts, and assemblies, into a single, technically coherent process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Interpret complex engineering drawings.
  • Exhibit competency in turning the engineering concept drawings into CAD models.
  • Exhibit competency in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and solid-modeling skills as applied to complex computer-aided design technology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of parametric CAD modeling in the simplification of the design process.