3D design for a 3D world. Design and develop prototype parts using industry leading 3D software; then turn those virtual designs into objects using a 3D printer. Design architectural projects as well as mechanical products.
Before ANYTHING is made – it’s designed.
Every industry requires drafters to create technical drawings of products before production: cell phones | houses | game controllers | guitars | skateboards | speakers | tactical gear | trucks • Learn the fundamentals of mechanical and architectural drawing • Gain technical skills using hands-on drafting tools • Create 3D visual product models • Produce models on the 3D printer
CAD Drafter (Entry Level)
Students prepare for a career in a Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) field or for advancing to a college or university to complete a higher degree. Students learn to convert ideas and specifications into working drawings by utilizing both manual sketching and 2D CAD methods that meet ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and/or AIA (American Institute of Architecture) drafting standards. Instruction includes drawing and document management, material and equipment specifications and an overview of architectural, civil, engineering, manufacturing and piping design using project-based lab components.
CAD Technician Architectural
This major provides individuals with knowledge and skills that will lead to employment and advancement in the field of architectural technology. Students translate the architect’s design sketches into complete, accurate plans and drawings for construction purposes. Students are involved in work requiring knowledge of drafting, computer graphics, construction materials, technical and structural systems, estimating, building codes, and specifications used in the preparation of architectural projects and construction of buildings.
CAD Technician Mechanical
This major introduces the basic concepts of mechanical engineering drawings. Students interpret and apply graphic language, orthographic, dimensions, and sectional views to a mechanical drawing in accordance with professional standards. In addition, they learn dimensioning terminology and practices including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Students are instructed in section views, assembly drawings and trade-specific charts and tables to produce operational plans for the manufacture of mechanical.