This program prepares students for detail, design or layout drafting in manufacturing. Students are skilled in design drafting with both manual and computer-aided techniques. These skills are needed for entry-level positions in the mechanical engineering field, including engineering aide, design draftsperson or CAD operator. Students should have reading and mathematics skills at the college level or be prepared to develop these at the college. SET 100 - Intro to Engineering Technolgy will be useful to students developing these skills.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Prepare detailed, subassembly and full-assembly engineering drawings of a variety of machinery, mechanical devices and mechanical components using appropriate manual and computer-aided drafting software.
Recognize and apply the ASME Y14.5 guidelines in the creating of engineering drawings.
Apply and utilize ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing guidelines for establishing and maintaining the functional fit of mating parts.
Evaluate and solve drawing problems related to mechanical drafting standards frequently used by industrial manufacturers.
Apply basic and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD commands to produce mechanical drawings.
Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Clarion University. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.