Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science


   This program leads to an associate in applied science degree with a specialization in CAD Vehicle Design. 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 animation design industries. Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping further enhance the learning experience.
   The Vehicle Design option focuses on preparation for entry-level vehicle design positions using the computer as a tool in engineering, analysis, design, industrial technology and manufacturing systems. The VDO specialization covers the principles and concepts of vehicle underbody and upper-body design. Courses examine body surface blue-print interpretation, surface and structure applications, and advanced body practices and theories.

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 1201* Introduction to Engineering Graphics 4
CAD 1450*3 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
CAD 1105* Animation Design 3
CAD 2105* Simulation for Design and Manufacturing 3
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
CAD 2110* Unigraphics I 3
CAD 2190* Unigraphics II 3
CAD 2201* Unigraphics Product Design and Assembly Layout 3
CAD 2602* Vehicle Underbody Design & Assembly 4
CAD 2702* Vehicle Upperbody Surface Design & Assembly 4
CAD 2450* Advanced Drafting and Design Co-op Internship 3
DDT 1150* Descriptive Geometry 3
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   One of the following may be used as a co-op substitution: CAD 1105, 2000, 2105, 2131, 2141, 2161, or 2340.
*   When all courses marked with an asterisk are completed, students may apply for a certificate.
   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.