Oakland Community College 
Programs

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY

Associate in Applied Science

COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING OPTION (CAD.CAE.AAS)

   This program leads to an associate in applied science degree with a specialization in CAD Engineering. Program graduates are encouraged to transfer to one of OCC’s four-year university partners and continue their education in Engineering Technology; however, graduates are prepared for occupations and careers in engineering industries. Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping further enhance the learning experience.
   The CAD Engineering option focuses on design with an emphasis on concepts and applications of CAD Engineering Technologies. CAE covers subjects such as: the applications and principles of kinematics in design; concepts and techniques of
finite element modeling for stress analysis / nondestructive testing; techniques and applications of solid modeling; and CNC tool path generation.

P20 ARTICULATION STUDENTS: Students who have completed P20 articulation programs may apply for advanced placement. Detailed information may be obtained through your high school counselor.

Core Requirements Credits
CAD 1101* Introduction to CAD 4
CAD 1105* Animation Design 3
or    
CAD 2105* Simulation for Design and Manufacturing 3
CAD 1201* Introduction to Engineering Graphics 4
CAD 14505 Drafting and Design Co-op Internship 3
CAD 2102* Fundamentals of Part Design and its Applications 4
CAD 2151* Introduction to Generative Surface Design 4
DDT 1000* Fundamentals for the Drafting Industry 3
MEC 1010 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes 3
MAT 1150*1 Intermediate Algebra 4
 
Students must select one of the following:
ENG 13502 Business Communication 3
ENG 14502 Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 2200 Professional Communication 4
 
Required Supportive Courses
 APP 2170*3 Applied Technology 4
or    
PHY 1610*3 College Physics I 4
CAD 2131* Product Design 4
CAD 2141* Kinematics 3
CAD 2161* Finite Element Modeling and Analysis 3
CIM 2300* Introduction to Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) 4
 
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
 
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
 
1   Or higher level MAT course.
2   Students transferring to other institutions should select ENG 1510.
3   If taking APP 2170, take MAT 1150; PHY 1610, take MAT 1560.
5   One of the following may be used as a co-op substitution: CAD 1105, 2000, 2105, 2110, 2340, 2602,or 2702.
*   When all courses marked with an asterisk are completed, students may apply for a certificate.
   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.