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Mechanical and Computer Drafting
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-421-2


For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— Mechanical and Computer Drafting is a one-year program that prepares students for employment as a detail drafter in the mechanical drafting field.

Detail drafters play an important role in manufacturing. Before a new product can become a reality, it must exist in the mind of the engineer, designer or drafter; then it is the detail drafter, working from design layouts, sketches, handbooks and catalogs, who creates working drawings that are used in the manufacturing of the product.

Skills necessary for success in this program include the ability to read technical data and solve math problems. Average or better mechanical aptitude and a grasp of spatial relationships are important. 

In addition to employment opportunities, successful completion of this one-year program qualifies you to enter the second year of the Mechanical Design Technology associate degree program.


Career Outlook
— The employment outlook is favorable for mechanical drafters having current training involving computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems. Manufacturing environments, contract engineers and engineering consulting firms employ mechanical drafters. Firms use CADD systems to create two- and three-dimensional orthographic and pictorial multiview drawings of mechanical engineering detail, assembly and tooling. 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Orthographic projection, including primary and secondary auxiliary views
  • Drawing format and dimensioning
  • Use of a CAD system
  • Use of handbooks, catalogs and ANSI standards
  • Mathematical applications, including algebra and trigonometry
  • Manufacturing processes

 

Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
CAD Operator
Detail Drafter

 

Related Programs:
Architectural Technology
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Design Technology

 

Start Date: August

Curriculum effective 2014-15. 

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

CIVIL-102

Introduction to AutoCAD

2

CIVIL-105

Computer Applications

2

MCDESG-162

Engineering Materials

2

  MCDESG-102 Technical Drafting 1 ‡

3

       
  MATH-113

College Technical Math 1A (Applied Algebra) ‡

3

       
  and MATH-114 College Technical Math 1B (Applied Geometry/Trigonometry) ‡ 2
 
     
    (or) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡          
               

ENG-345

Communications 1
(or) ENG-151 Communication Skills ‡
 

1

MCDESG-104

Technical Drafting 2 with CAD ‡

3

  MCDESG-114 SolidWorks 1 ‡

2

       







  NATSCI-167 Science of Technology  3        
    (or) NATSCI-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics          
               
  MCDESG-106  Advanced Engineering Graphics ‡ 3
 
     
  MCDESG-124 SolidWorks 2 ‡ 2
 
     
  MCDESG-163 Machining Process 2        
               

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.