Mechanical and Computer Drafting

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 31-421-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August

About the Mechanical and Computer Drafting Diploma

DESCRIPTION

This program prepares you to be a detail drafter in the mechanical drafting field. For a new product to become reality, it must exist in the mind of the engineer, designer or drafter; then it is the detail drafter, working from design layouts, sketches and handbooks, who creates working drawings that aid in manufacturing the product.

The employment outlook is favorable for mechanical drafters with current training in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Mechanical Design Technology associate degree.

Additional program details: Detail drafters play an important role in manufacturing. 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.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CIVIL-102 Introduction to AutoCAD 2
(1) CIVIL-105 Computer Applications 2
(1) MCDESG-102 Technical Drafting 1 ‡ 3
(1) MCDESG-162 Engineering Materials 2
(2) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡
(or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡
5
(2) MSDESG-104 Technical Drafting 2 With CAD ‡ 3
(2) MSDESG-114 SolidWorks 1 ‡ 2
(3) MCDESG-106 Advanced Engineering Graphics ‡ 3
(3) MCDESG-124 SolidWorks 2 ‡ 2
(3) MCDESG-163 Machining Processes ‡ 2
TOTAL CREDITS 26

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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2020-2021 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Prepare detail and assembly drawings for documentation of mechanical components and products
  • Create CAD Geometry, parts, and assemblies
  • Design mechanical components and products
  • Select purchased parts

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.

POSSIBLE CAREers

CADD Operator
Detail Drafter

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra or equivalent.

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Last updated: 08/31/2020