Computer Aided Design Concentration

This concentration emphasizes using CAD (computer aided design) for layout, design, and creating drawings in mechanical and industrial applications. This degree is approved by the AWT (Alliance for Working Together to meet employment needs throughout the Alliance in Northeast Ohio.

NOTE: Students without prior exposure to machining will find CIMN 0950 Introduction to Machine-Tool Technology helpful in gaining experience for CIMN 1110 Machining Processes.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CADT 1100 Introduction to AutoCAD 3
COMM 1050
Fundamentals of Public Speaking 1
or Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communications
CIMN 1110 Machining Processes 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 2
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1001 Introduction to Technical Mathematics 4
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CADT 1500 Advanced AutoCAD 3
CIMN 1160 Applied Electricity 2
CIMN 1210 Materials Processing 3
MATH 1101 Technical Mathematics I 4
MECT 1150 Technical Communications 3
MECT 1600 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
CADT 2100 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CIMN 2240 Jig and Fixture Design I 3
MECT 2250 Mechanism Design 3
PHYS 1100 Applied Physics I 3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
CADT 2500 Advanced SolidWorks 3
CIMN 2875 Design and Manufacturing Capstone 3
PHYS 1200 Applied Physics II 3
QENT 1200 Quality Concepts and Techniques 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours64

Students may substitute either COMM 1000 Effective Public Speaking or COMM 1100 Effective Interpersonal Communications. One of these 3 credit courses may be required for students transferring to a four-year college.


English course selection is based on placement rest results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits; only 3 credits apply to the degree).

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 2500World Cultural Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3