Mechanical CADD

MECHANICAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN DRAFTING

[make it work]

Machines may make the world go round, but who makes the machines? With the help of Sullivan Tech’s Mechanical Computer Aided Design Drafting degree program, you can design the mechanical systems and components that keep industries up and running. You’ll learn to master up-to-the-minute design drafting software to develop effective solutions for mechanical problems and to create parts for appliances, electronics, heavy machinery and more.

Make a Career Out of Mechanical CADD as a:

  • Mechanical drafter
  • Mechanical detailer
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Design technician
  • Field technician
  • Technical sales representative
  • CADD operator

Curriculum

Overview

Sullivan Tech’s Mechanical CADD degree program will build up your understanding of the principles of mechanical design, drafting and 3-D modeling, while teaching you everything you need to know to use industry-standard CADD software.

With this professional design drafting software, you will create electronic drawings that can be programmed into automated manufacturing systems; draw mechanical blueprints for products and processes; design machine tools and mechanical systems; and prepare detail and assembly drawings of mechanical devices and machinery.

SCTD’s Mechanical CADD degree program will provide you with the comprehensive real-world knowledge to enter the workforce and make an impact on your chosen industry. Regardless of your specific engineering interest, SCTD will help you reach the next step in your career.

Programs

Sullivan College of Technology & Design’s Architectural CADD degree program offers you:

Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Computer Aided Design Drafting

Sullivan College of Technology & Design’s Mechanical CADD degree program offers you:

  • Small classes with hands-on learning | At SCTD, we know creative types are visual. We’ll set you up with industry-standard equipment and give you the opportunity to let your creativity soar.
  • Quarter-based scheduling | Our curriculum is based on quarters, which means you can get from start to degree faster.
  • Financial planning| We will help you locate the financial aid for which you are qualified.
  • Career Services | Our Career Services department will help you locate and prepare for employment opportunities, and you can utilize this free service anytime you want to upgrade your career in the Mechanical CADD field.
Courses
A.A.S. Course Work

The Mechanical CADD degree program at SCTD combines coursework from a variety of subject areas to ensure that you have a working knowledge base necessary to take your skills to the real world. Beyond drafting and design curriculum, you will take mathematics, physics, and professional development courses. View the course list below for more information about each course including a short description, delivery information, and more.

Course Class Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
CCS113 Basic Mathematics 4
DRF100 Basic Board Drafting 6
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
CCS126 English 4
MEC140 Intro to Mechanical Drafting 3
DRF145 Advanced Drafting Techniques 3
DRF135 Computer Aided Drafting Design I 3
CCS123 College Mathematics 4
CCS147 Operating Systems 4
DRF165 Computer Aided Design Drafting II 3
CCS143 Algebra I 4
MEC160 Mechanical Design I 3
MEC165 Mechanical Design II 3
CCS153 Trigonometry and Geometry 4
CCS162 Physics I 4
DRF255 Computer Aided Drafting Design III 3
MEC170 Adv. Mechanical Drafting 3
AMT216 Fluid Power 3
CCS163 Algebra II 4
CCS212 Physics II 4
DRF231 Statics 4
DRF271 Civil Drafting 3
DRF265 Computer Aided Design Drafting IV 3
DRF258 Strengths 4
CCS232 Physics III 4
CCS246 Professional Development 4
DRF251 Electrical Power Distribution 4
DRF285 BIM Applications 3
Total Program Credit Hours 106

More

In search of additional information about the Mechanical Engineering industry? Browse the professional associations below for more information about important industry news, professional development information, and more.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today’s ASME promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

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Meet the Chair

Randy George

George is the chairperson of the CADD department, and he teaches a full load of courses each quarter. He has an associate degree in Architectural Drafting from Louisville Technical Institute (now SCTD) and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Liberty University. He has also earned his American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) certifications as a Certified Architectural Drafter and as a Certified Mechanical Drafter.

SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith

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