ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - CAD/CAM TECHNICIAN ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Career and Technical Education

Program Description:
Formerly: Drafting - Engineering Design Technology

The Engineering Design Technology - CAD/CAM Technician program prepares students to work in mechanical design, industrial design, or manufacturing areas as entry level designers, virtual prototype builders, or Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technicians.

The emphasis is on designing CAD parametric solid models for analysis,engineering drawings, and prototyping in the design of mechanical devices. Entry level students will learn to create engineering drawings which range from sketches used in preliminary design to finished working drawings that document mechanical designs based on current industry standards. Intermediate courses prepare students to use complex CAD models of parts and assemblies in advanced material analysis, CAM programming to generate CNC code and extracting complex engineering drawings from these models. In the advanced course sequence, students learn to apply methodologies of the engineering design process in the development of design ideas for prototyping as a Stereolithography or a machined model. Graduating students work under supervision by qualified engineers at professional offices meeting customer requirements and deadlines by realizing products in a production system.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: 2009-2010



Required Units in the Major:    31

Required Courses
  Semester I (10 units)
DT 150 - READING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (1.0 units)
  MACH 220A - INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  DT 008A - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN & FABRICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (8 units)
DT 140 - MATERIAL SELECTION (3.0 units)
  DT 240 - GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING (1.0 units)
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  DT 008B - INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (9 units)
DT 220 - CAD TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP (2.0 units)
  DT 230 - COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING (3.0 units)
  ENGL 100 - READING AND WRITING SKILLS (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (4 units)
DT 008C - ADVANCED SYSTEMS DESIGN & FABRICATION (4.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None