Program: Drafting: Mechanical Design
The Drafting – Mechanical Design (Occupational Program) creates an educational environment where students can achieve their individual goals by providing the knowledge and skills to enter the design field of their choice by using the latest technologies and industry trends.
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- CAD Technician
- Technical Designer
- CADD Technician
- Drafting Technician
Degrees & Certificates
Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Drafting: Mechanical Design Program.
Associate in Science (AS), Drafting – Mechanical Design
Plan Code: 2913 – Students learn entry-level job skills in mechanical drafting and design. The Associate Degree will prepare students for a mechanical-design-related career, and appropriate course selection will facilitate transfer to a professional degree program at a CSU/UC or private institution.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Establish mastery of basic knowledge and skills and apply advanced technologies relevant to entering the mechanical drafting and design field at an entry or advanced level.
- Develop career awareness, planning, employability skills, work habits, and the foundational knowledge necessary for success in the workplace.
- Possess the necessary technical knowledge and communication skills to identify, articulate and solve problems pertaining to the industrial manufacturing environment and perform tasks required within the mechanical design drafting professions.
Certificate of Achievement, Drafting – Mechanical Design (Core Skills)
Plan Code: 3907 - The Core Skills Certificate will prepare students for an entry-level position as a mechanical drafter trainee in a variety of design professional settings and will serve as a foundation for specialization.
Certificate of Accomplishment, AutoCAD I – Fundamentals (108 hrs)
Plan Code: 4015 - The Certificate of Accomplishment in AutoCAD I, Fundamentals (108 Hrs) is the first in a series of 3 certified classes leading to a cumulative certificate – CAD Professional (324 Hours). This entry-level AutoCAD drafting course is aimed at individuals with a drafting background employed in engineering, architecture, interior design, and other related fields who wish to upgrade their skills in the area of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
Certificate of Accomplishment, AutoCAD II – Advanced (108 hrs)
Plan Code: 4016 - The Certificate of Accomplishment in AutoCAD II, Advanced Certificate (108 Hrs) is the second in a series of 3 certified classes leading to a cumulative certificate – CAD Professional (324 Hours). This intermediate-level AutoCAD drafting course covering 3D modeling is aimed at individuals with a drafting background employed in engineering, architecture, interior design and other related fields who wish to upgrade their skills in the area of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
Certificate of Accomplishment, AutoCAD III – Visualization, Rendering, Animation (108 hrs)
Plan Code: 4017 - The Certificates of Accomplishment in AutoCAD III, Visualization, Rendering, Animation (108 Hours) is the third in a series of 3 certified classes leading to a cumulative certificate – CAD Professional (324 Hours). Advanced 3D modeling, rendering and animation concepts are explored utilize AutoCAD and one or more of the following – Sketchup, REVIT Architecture, 3D Studio MAX Software or other similar software.
Certificate of Accomplishment, AutoCAD Professional (324 hrs)
Plan Code: 4018 - Successful completion of a series of 3 certificated classes (CAD 202 AutoCAD I, Fundamentals, DRAFT 203 AutoCAD II, Advanced Concepts, and DRAFT 204 3D Visualization/Animation) allow students to apply for and be awarded the Certificates of Accomplishment in CAD Professional Certificate (324 Hours).
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How long does it take to complete the program?
Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.
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How much does the program cost?
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Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?
|Career & Technical Education||Alicia Andujo||LAC|
|Career & Technical Education||Lorraine Blouin||LAC|
|Career & Technical Education||Laura Garcia||LAC|
|Career & Technical Education||Diana Ogimachi||LAC|
|Career & Technical Education||Robert Olmos||PCC|
|Career & Technical Education||Tom To||PCC|
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How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?
You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.