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Engineering CAD Technology (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Engineering CAD Technology degree is designed for students seeking a career in the design and development of manufactured products. Engineering CAD Technicians are specialists in translating the rough sketches, layouts and written specifications of the engineer or more senior designer into a drawing showing complete details and specifications. For nearly every type of fabricated products, from a light fixture to a motorcycle, or a computer monitor to a bridge, a design technician is needed to detail the entire project and its component parts. Strength calculations, product reliability, computer aided design (CAD) and specifications, and cost of materials may also be the responsibilities of the person trained in the occupation.

Award Outcomes

Apply drafting standards to engineering documents.

Prepare orthographic view drawings.

Dimension detail drawings.

Revise detail drawings.

Process engineering changes.

Generate detail drawings from layouts.

Create assembly drawings.

Create solid models.

Capture design intent.

Apply tolerances to drawings.

Career Opportunities

Persons trained in Engineering CAD work for companies which manufacture machinery, electrical equipment, computers, fabricated metal products, and transportation equipment. Others are employed by the government in public works, highway departments, or ordinance plants. Advanced competencies qualify a person for employment in industry as a Engineering CAD Technician. Experienced technicians with CAD skills are in demand.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 54 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2011Special Fields of Drafting

3

ENGC2075Engineering Design Project

3

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence - Brooklyn Park

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

Total Credits  15

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

(elective)

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC2011Special Fields of Drafting

3

ENGC2075Engineering Design Project

3

General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


7/23/2018 : BP 4104 / EP 4105

Semester Sequence - Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

(elective)

 

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

Total Credits  18

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC2011Special Fields of Drafting

3

ENGC2075Engineering Design Project

3

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


7/23/2018 : BP 4104 / EP 4105