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Engineering CAD Technology (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Engineering CAD Technology diploma 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

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

 

ENGC2000Mechanical Design

4

or

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

 

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

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

General Education Required 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Total Diploma Credits 64

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

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

METS1020Industrial Manufacturing Processes

3

Total Credits  18

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2000Mechanical Design

4

or

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

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  13

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Graduation (64 Credits)

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


7/24/2018 : BP 4106 / EP 4107

Semester Sequence - Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

Total Credits  18

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

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Technical Studies Electives

2

Total Credits  13

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARET1200Introduction to Robotics

2

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2050AutoCAD Upgrade Training

1

ENGC2200Engineering CAD Technology Internship

3 - 4

FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

MACH1205Machine Tool Technology

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Graduation (64 Credits)

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


7/24/2018 : BP 4106 / EP 4107