Oakland Community College 
Programs

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY

Associate in Applied Science

COMPUTER AIDED VEHICLE DESIGN OPTION (CAD.VDO.AAS)

   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
or    
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.