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Degree Plans - Engineering Technology - Computer Aided Design AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ENGINEER.CAD

Design skills are required of today's CAD professionals. Knowledge of FEA, material analysis, applied mechanics, design for manufacture and CAD/CAM provides a strong base of information needed in design development.

This program stresses the entire product development process, using the parametric approach and integrating the computer as a true instrument of design - not a drafting tool.



HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 4
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3


DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting OR 3
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I (3)
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
TECM 1317 Technical Trigonometry OR 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry (3)


DFTG 1345 Parametric Modeling and Design 3
QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance 2
PHYS 1401 Introductory General Physics 4
TECM 1349 Technical Math Applications OR 3
MATH 2513 Calculus I (5)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting OR 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing OR (3)
ENTC 2381 Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology, General (3)
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation OR 3
ENTC 1391 Special Topics in Engineering Technology, General (3)
PHYS 1402 Introductory General Physics 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Minimum Hours Required 64-67

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an engineering technology faculty member regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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