Program: Drafting: Mechanical Design

Overview

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. 

Career Opportunities

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. 

The Core Skills Certificate of Achievement 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. 

The Advanced Skills Certificate of Achievement will prepare the student for an advanced position as a mechanical drafter or intermediate level drafting position in a variety of design professional settings and will serve as a foundation for specialization. 

Associate in Science (AS), Drafting – Mechanical Design

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 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)

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 Achievement, Drafting – Mechanical Design (Advanced Skills)

The Advanced Skills Certificate will prepare the student for an advanced position as a mechanical drafter or intermediate level drafting position in a variety of design professional settings and will serve as a foundation for specialization. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Autocad I – Fundamentals

The Certificate of Accomplishment in AutoCAD I, Fundamentals (108 Hrs) is the first in a series of 3 certificated 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

The Certificate of Accomplishment in AutoCAD II, Advanced Certificate (108 Hrs) is the second in a series of 3 certificated 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

The Certificates of Accomplishment in AutoCAD III, Visualization, Rendering, Animation (108 Hours) is the third in a series of 3 certificated 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 and/or other similar software.

Certificate of Accomplishment, CAD Professional

Successful completion of a series of 3 certificated classes (DRAFT 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).