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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013


Computer Aided Drafting and Design - AOS and AAS


The Instructional Program

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program offers two associate-degree options: the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.). The technical CADD content of each is identical, and both are equally effective in securing employment. The A.A.S. option has a few more liberal arts and science courses and is appropriate for students who plan on transferring to a four-year school. The first semester of each option is identical so that students can enter either and then switch, if desired, after the first semester. Both degrees emphasize mechanical drafting and design during the first year, and electronic drafting and design during the second. The focus of the CADD courses is on the production of industry-quality technical designs and drawings.

Two one-year certificate programs are also available: CAD Mechanical and CAD Electronic. Essentially, they are the first and second years of the A.O.S. degree, and a student who completes a certificate can use all of the credits toward the A.O.S. degree.

Entrance Requirements

Students from a wide range of backgrounds have been successful in these degree programs. The mathematics requirements are flexible and can be geared to the needs of the individual. It is not necessary to have had drafting courses in high school, but it is helpful. Successful completion of courses in mathematics, drafting, and keyboarding increase a student's chance of success. A mechanical or graphics aptitude and a willingness to work are probably the best predictors of success. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year Engineering Technology program should take as much mathematics and science as possible in high school. Students from CADD programs at BOCES are usually well equipped to enter the program, and may take advantage of the articulation program described below.

High School Articulation

The CADD program at SUNY Delhi has been a statewide leader in developing Tech-Prep CADD articulation agreements with high school technology programs and BOCES centers. It is possible for a high school student to earn up to 15 college credits toward the CADD associate degree while still in high school. The credits are granted after a student successfully completes the first semester of the CADD program at Delhi. These agreements are advantageous to students in that they eliminate redundant course work and make the transition to college more efficient. Students interested in this program should contact their high school Technology

Career Options

The growth of this technology has produced a corresponding need for designers/drafters who know both CADD software and the technical design factors of a particular field. The role of these designers/drafters is to translate the ideas and concepts of inventors and engineers into graphical designs required for the production of an end product.

A graduate of SUNY Delhi's CADD program has a number of career options. One is employment as a CADD designer/drafter, a career that can be rewarding in itself, or as a stepping stone to other technical and managerial positions. A second option is transfer to a four-year bachelor degree program in one of the engineering technologies.  A third option is transfer to a bachelor degree program in Industrial or Technical Education in preparation for a career as a technical teacher in public schools.

CADD graduates possess very saleable skills after two years of college, and these skills can be used as the basis for a number of different careers related to computer graphics.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

For the A.O.S. Degree

A keyboarding class is strongly recommended.

For the A.A.S. Degree

One high school science course and a keyboarding class are strongly recommended.

 

CURRICULUM FOR CADD A.O.S.

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1043

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62

Major Courses Required - 47 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
 AECT 150 Statics and Strengths of Materials  3
 CADD 111 Fundamentals of Drafting 3
 CADD 112 Dimensioning and Tolerancing 
 CADD 113 Descriptive Geometry 3
 CADD 130 Introduction to CAD (Solid Edge) 3
 CADD 151 Production Drawing 3
 CADD 152 Geometric Form Tolerances 4
 CADD 153 Industrial Drawing 3
 CADD 170 Manufacturing Processes 3
 CADD 215 Electrical and Electronic Diagrams 
 CADD 225 Electro-Mechanical Design 3
 CADD 230 Electricity 3
 CADD 240 CAD II (AUTOCAD) 3
 CADD 255 Printed Circuit Design 4
 CADD 270 Electronics 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 9-15 credit hours1

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
  OR (by advisement) 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition  
MATH ___ Mathematics2 6
  Mathematics2 or Restricted Elective 3 6

Restricted Electives - 0-6 credit hours1

Notes

1 The number of liberal arts and restricted elective credits will vary depending on advisement for each subject.  Work closely with your advisor to assure you earn the required credits.

2 Mathematics is by advisement. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level mathematics courses.

3 Restricted Electives by advisement

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ARCH 110 Computer-Aided Residential Drawings  3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 
CITA 120 Computer Concepts and Operation Systems  3
CNST 160 Construction Surveying 3
ENST 140 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems   3
LARC 110 Drawing and Surveying   3
LARC 120 Landscape Graphics            2
WELD 100 Fundamentals of Welding 2

Student Learning Outcomes

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CURRICULUM FOR CADD A.A.S.

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1043

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 69

Major Courses Required - 47 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
 AECT 150 Statics and Strengths of Materials  3
 CADD 111 Fundamentals of Drafting 3
 CADD 112 Dimensioning and Tolerancing 
 CADD 113 Descriptive Geometry 3
 CADD 130 Introduction to CAD (Solid Edge) 3
 CADD 151 Production Drawing 3
 CADD 152 Geometric Form Tolerances 4
 CADD 153 Industrial Drawing 3
 CADD 170 Manufacturing Processes 3
 CADD 215 Electrical and Electronic Diagrams 
 CADD 225 Electro-Mechanical Design 3
 CADD 230 Electricity 3
 CADD 240 CAD II (AUTOCAD) 3
 CADD 255 Printed Circuit Design 4
 CADD 270 Electronics 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ENGL 100 Freshman Composition 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
  OR (by advisement) 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition  
MATH ___ Mathematics* 6
PHYS 150 General Physics I 4
  History or Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3

Notes

*Mathematics is by advisement. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level mathematics courses.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the CADD A.O.S. or A.A.S. program should be able to:

    1. Delineate various mechanical types of parts by following the industry standard, ASME Y14, as it relates to line quality, lettering, geometric constructions, multiview drawings (orthographic projection), and sectioning.
    2. Detail various mechanical types of parts by following the ASME Y14 standard as it relates to dimensioning and tolerancing.
    3. Detail various mechanical types of parts by following the ASME Y14 standard as it relates to descriptive geometry, theory of projection, and auxiliary views.
    4. Learn and master the use of at least two different types of computer-based 3-D graphic software, one in the first year (Solid Edge) and a different one in the second year (AutoCAD Inventor), to generate and create electronic files as well as printed/plotted sets of working drawings that conform to the ASME Y14 standard.
    5. Detail complete sets of working drawings by following the ASME Y14 standard for the development, production, and/or servicing of various types of mechanical systems.
    6. Detail drawings that relate to the areas of welded fabricated parts, piping, hydraulics, pneumatics, structural, and developments by conforming to various industry standards.
    7. Understand and know how to use and apply geometric form tolerances and true positioning by following the ASME Y14 standard.
    8. Resource and use both electronic and printed manufacturing manuals.
    9. 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. 
    10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of electricity and electronics.
    11. 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.
    12. Detail complete sets of working drawings as they relate to the electronics industry.
    13. Design single- and double-sided printed circuit boards given a schematic or logic diagram.
    14. Design products using parametric solid modeling software, 3-D Scanner, and a 3-D Printer.
    15. Solve design/drafting problems that require the use of algebra and trigonometry.

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