May 25, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology - CAD Certificate

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 Bedford Campus - Day, Starts Fall Semester Only

Program Description:

The Engineering Technology-CAD Certificate program is a 24-credit, computer-based curriculum designed to develop CAD operators and CAD designers skilled in using 2-D and 3-D software tools. The program provides interactive learning on state-of-the-art software packages in the principal areas of mechanical design through solid modeling and printed circuit board design. The student will have an option of taking a course in Printed Circuit Design, DFM, Solid Modeling, Architectural CAD, Informatinon Technology or Computer Science.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates of the program work in various industries with departments in mechanical design or manufacturing. Some of the positions that MCC graduates have held are mechanical designer and mechanical engineering technician. Graduates of the certificate program may apply most or all of their credits toward an associate degree in Engineering Technology-CAD.

Helpful Hints:

The program should be started in the fall semester. Students who intend to finish within a year should enroll in Engineering Graphics I (CAD 110), Solid Modeling I (CAD 169), Computer Applications (CAP 101) and an approved elective in the first semester. Students must work with a faculty advisor to determine the courses to take during the spring semester.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Engineering Technology-CAD Certificate program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced CAD skills by creating complex drawings using wire-frame and solid modeling techniques, manipulating analytic and non-
    analytic surfaces, analyzing drawing data, and developing customizing techniques;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying selected software packages used in the electronics-related industries for drawing schematics and designing multilayered printed
    circuit boards;
  • Apply related academic skills (from mathematics, e.g.) to resolve drafting and design problems;
  • Extrapolate information, data and specifications from technical resources and standards for application on drawings, projects and reports;
  • Collaborate and cooperate in a team setting to enhance cognitive and social learning by sharing in a CAD engineering environment;
  • Apply knowledge of CAD technology and engineering design to solve design problems.

Total Credits: 24

Special Requirements: For the Certificate in Engineering Technology-CAD, a total of 24 credits and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 are required for graduation.

Note: It is strongly suggested that new students enroll in four courses each semester. The first semester should include CAD 110, CAD 169, CAP 101 and one approved elective.




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