College Catalog Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Computer-Aided Design (Electronic) - Certificate

The Field

Computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) is a vital part of every field where design activities occur and where technical drawings are required. CADD has revolutionized industry's methods of doing design work and producing technical documentation.

The Instructional Program

This one-year CAD Electronic certificate program consists of the second-year courses from the two-year associate's degree program in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design. This is a specialty certificate available only to individuals who, through employment in the field or prior equivalent education and training, have gained experience and knowledge equivalent to the first year of the A.A.S. CADD program. It is a two-semester program that begins each fall.

An individual who completes the CAD Electronic program does not automatically receive credits for the first-year CAD Mechanical courses and does not receive an associate's degree. If an individual has articulated or transfer courses from another institution, they may be applied towards the first-year course requirements of the associate's degree program in CADD.

For further information, contact the SUNY Delhi Enrollment Services Office. 

Career Options

The job titles associated with graduates of the CAD Electronic certificate program are:

There are career opportunities in manufacturing firms, contract drafting firms, surveying and mapping companies, and in any company that requires technical drawings. Students who continue on for the associate's degree increase their options for employment in the field of drafting and design.

Further information regarding careers in this field can be found in the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design program description.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1045

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CADD 215

Electrical and Electronic Diagrams 

 3 

 CADD 225

Electro-Mechanical Design

3

 CADD 230

Electricity

3

 CADD 240

CAD II (AUTOCAD)

3

 ____ ___

Mathematics* or Technical Elective 

 3-4 

 

Total

15-16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 AECT 150

Statics and Strengths of Materials

3

 CADD 255

Printed Circuit Design

4

 CADD 270

Electronics

3

 ____ ___

Communications/English
(by advisement)

3

 ____ ___

Mathematics* or Technical Elective 

3-4

 

Total

16-17

Certificate Requirement : 31 credit hours

Notes

*MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for this program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma and meet the College requirements for English and reading competency. Two years of high school mathematics are also recommended.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the CAD Electronic certificate program should be able to:

  1. Resource and use both electronic and printed manufacturing manuals.
  2. Specify commonly used materials in making various types of parts based on a knowledge of cast, forged, stamped, machined, extruded, and other manufacturing processing methods.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of electricity and electronics.
  4. Detail complete sets of working drawings as they relate to the electro-mechanical field and design simple electronic packages given a schematic and electrical parts list.
  5. Detail complete sets of working drawings as they relate to the electronics industry.
  6. Design single- and double-sided printed circuit boards given a schematic or logic diagram.
  7. Design products using parametric solid modeling software.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08