Computer Aided Design Concentration (9444)

This concentration emphasizes using CAD (computer aided design) for layout, design, and creating drawings in mechanical and industrial applications. 

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should take MATH 1650 College Algebra (A), MATH 2400 Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences, and PHYS 1610 General Physics I in lieu of MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I, MATH 1280 Technical Mathematics II, PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics, and PHYS 1200 Applied Physics Heat and Thermodynamics.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CADT 2100 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CIMN 1110 Machining Processes 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1400 Technical Mathematics 2 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CADT 2500 Advanced SolidWorks 3
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
CIMN 1160 Applied Electricity 2
MECT 1600 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MECT 2370
Materials Technology
or Materials Processing
PHYS 1550 Everyday Physics 3 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
CADT 2600 SolidWorks Design Productivity 3
CIMN 2240 Jig and Fixture Design 2
ENGL 1121 English Composition II-Technical Focus 3
MECT 2250 Mechanism Design 3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list 3
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives List 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
BUSM 2400
Business Communication
or English Composition II
CIMN 2390 Fluid Power Technology 3
CIMN 2875 Design and Manufacturing Capstone 3
QENT 1200 Quality Concepts and Techniques 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours63

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).


MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I will also meet this credit requirement.  MATH 1400 Technical Mathematics will require additional coursework for transfer.


PHYS 1100 Applied Physics Mechanics will also meet this credit requirement.  PHYS 1550 Everyday Physics will require additional coursework for transfer.

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
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
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