Computer-Aided Technology - Computer-Aided Design (Certificate)
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Computer-Aided Technology - Computer-Aided Design (Certificate)

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 19 credit hours
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the tool designers, engineers, architects and other skilled workers use to create 3D models and 2D construction and manufacturing drawings. CAD technicians are in high demand in a number of different industries. And, you could be, too, with a certificate of mastery in computer-aided design from Oklahoma City Community College. Architectural firms, engineering firms, manufacturers, construction companies, municipalities and government agencies are all relying on skilled CAD technicians to keep up with the constant changes in technology. You could design planes, automobiles or buildings with a computer-aided design certificate from OCCC. This is a fast-track program if you're looking to take just the core courses in computer-aided design of if you're a professional who would like to enhance your skills.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    CAT 1043 ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES 3 Major
    CAT 1214 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) 4 Major
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CAT 1253 CAD 3D MODELING 3 Major
    FA ELEC FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE 3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    CAT 2540 APPLICATIONS IN CAD Major
    CAT 2540 APPLICATIONS IN CAD OR  Major
    CAT 2703 PRACTICUM 3 Major
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (19 credit hours)

    Computer-Aided Technology: CAT 1043, CAT 1214, CAT 1253, CAT 2540 (6 hrs: Take twice with different project emphasis) or CAT 2540 (3 hrs) & CAT 2703

    Electives: Faculty Approved Electives (3 hrs) must have an ART, CAT, CS, ENGR, JB, FVP or DMD prefix

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

  • Course Descriptions

    Computer-Aided Technology

    CAT 1043 - ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will use computational techniques and computer-aided drawing to create, analyze and graphically represent solutions to architectural and engineering problems, reflecting national, international and professional norms and standards. The student will be able to describe and demonstrate familiarity with the functions and responsibilities of research, manufacturing, construction and quality assurance involved in the solutions of a variety of engineering and architectural problems.

    CAT 1214 - COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    4 CREDITS

    The student will learn and demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided design software as a design tool in fields such as Engineering, Architectural and Multimedia. Emphasis will be on computer-aided design fundamentals such as creating, editing and printing of 2D computer-aided design documents. The student will demonstrate his or her understanding of the structure, use and development of computer-aided design documents by correctly creating, using and storing computer-aided design documents.

    CAT 1253 - CAD 3D MODELING
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score, CAT 1043 and CAT 1214 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will use Computer-Aided Design software to create 3-dimensional graphics. The student will demonstrate the ability to define 3D workspaces and viewing positions. The student will use various 3D drawing tools to create 3D objects as surfaced and solid models. The student will also develop rendered bitmap images and use them in professional drawings. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of 3D models from 2D data and 2D detail drawings from 3D data.

    CAT 2540 - APPLICATIONS IN CAD
    Prerequisites: CAT 1043 and CAT 1214 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    CREDIT

    VARIABLE 1 The student will use a Computer-Aided Design System to produce solutions to typical problems encountered in industry. The student will demonstrate his or her ability to understand the principles of design, visualization, projection, analysis and product quality by producing a set of working drawings and presenting their work to a group of their peers. This course may be repeated with a different content.

    CAT 2703 - PRACTICUM
    Prerequisites: 12 hours of CAT or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    The Practicum is a course designed to monitor students in an on-site job location. The student will report to and receive supervision by the employer during the course of the semester. The student will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a commercial setting, toward satisfying objectives prescribed by the instructor and the participating employer. Work objectives will be consistent with meaningful career learning experiences.

    Electives

    FA ELEC - FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Faculty approved elective

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