WIP: Drafting: Mechanical Design

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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
  • Drafter
  • CAD Technician
  • Technical Designer
  • Designer
  • CADD Technician
  • Drafting Technician
     

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science degree (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 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 (108 hrs)

Plan Code: 4016 - 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 (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 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 certificate (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).

Course offerings

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Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

CAD 50
Mechanical Drafting, Introduction

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CAD 51
Mechanical Drafting, Intermediate

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CAD 52
CAD/CAM

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CAD 60
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

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CAD 202
AutoCAD I, Fundamentals

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CAD 220
Introduction to CATIA

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Course descriptions

FAQ

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.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
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

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

HOW TO LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.