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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machine Drafting and Design with CADD, A.A.S.

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Machine Drafting and Design with CADD (306)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program provides fundamentals to enable students to practice as engineering design and CADD drafting specialists. Emphasis is on computer-aided drafting, design of machine elements, and engineering fundamentals, as well as mathematics, science, problem solving and communication. Typical employment opportunities include design drafter, design engineer’s assistant, consultant, mechanical design detailer, fixture design technician, 3D modeling drafter and technical illustrator. Some colleges and universities may accept associate degree graduates in engineering technology programs. Students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college after completing the A.A.S. degree requirements in Machine Drafting and Design with CADD should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.


Minimum - 61 credits

First Semester (15)

Second Semester (17)

Third Semester (15)


1 Calculus I and II (MATH 221, MATH 222) OR College Algebra (MATH 101) and Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102) OR Elementary Functions (MATH 108) and Calculus I (MATH 221) may be substituted for Technical Mathematics I and II (MATH 117, MATH 118).

2 Engineering Physics I and II (PHYS 221, PHYS 222) may be substituted for Physics I and II (PHYS 101, PHYS 102).

Job Readiness (GENL 111) is highly recommended for students in this program during the Sophomore year.

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