Computerized Design and Manufacturing

Jessica Clayson, class of '07

Jessica Clayson, ’07When it comes to finding jobs, Alfred State is a great place to start.

When Jessica graduated from Alfred State’s CAD program she went right to work as a designer for Praxair, the largest industrial gases company in North and South America. The company serves the aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, and metals industries.

When Jessica graduated from Alfred State’s CAD program she went right to work as a designer for Praxair, the largest industrial gases company in North and South America. The company serves the aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, and metals industries.

Alumni & Friends: 

Hank Henderson, class of '50

Hank Henderson PortraitThis articulate and interesting man, founder, president and CEO of HI, speaks knowledgeably on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from one of his passions, flying, to education, and not surprisingly, business-his own and the nation's. Add to that a lively sense of humor, and the package epitomizes the successful Alfred State graduate.

If, as Hank Henderson believes, "people advance themselves more easily when they speak well," it is no surprise that he finds himself at the head of Henderson Industries (HI), in West Paterson, NJ.

Alumni & Friends: 

Drafting/CAD - Technical Illustration (AOS)

Application Code: 
0418
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourStudents enrolled in the technical illustration curriculum will enhance their drafting/CAD skills for various graphic publications.

Assignments apply 2D or 3D computer methods to create print-ready publications utilizing isometric exploded illustrations for instructions, Web sites, and pictorial graphic presentations.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are also required to have earned grades of "C" or better in technical calculations I & II.

(Articulation is available in this area.)

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Drafting/CAD - Model Building & Process Piping Drawing (AOS)

Application Code: 
0419
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourProcess piping is a specialized area of drafting which uses a language of its own to transmit necessary information for the construction of a project. To achieve this, each student gains the necessary understanding of piping processes for industries such as petroleum distillation, air separation, paper pulping, and chemical processes.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are also required to have earned grades of "C" or better in technical calculations I & II. (Articulation is available in this area.)

A "C" or better for DCAD 4003 senior project is required.

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Drafting/CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

Application Code: 
0450
Degree Received: 
None
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) program provides students with the CAD skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries.

During the first year, students focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CAD drafting, tolerancing, manufacturing processes, and mathematics.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or higher in technical calculations I and II (DCAD 1053 & DCAD 2063) to be eligible for graduation. (Articulation is available in this area.) Articulation agreements are also available for 2805 drafting for residential construction.

Program Activity Tags: 

Machine Tool Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
0551
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe machine tool technology program features instruction in the safe operation of all basic machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, various saws, and grinding equipment, as well as proper measurement and inspection of parts. Interpreting engineering drawings and mathematical calculations required by all machinists is also presented.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Students are required to have earned a minimum grade of "C" in MACH CALC I & II and also MATT 4003 senior project. (Articulation is available in MACH. CALC area.)

Welding Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
0666
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The welding technology program is taught according to the standards set by the American Welders Society (AWS) and is AWS-certified.

The program focuses on welding processes performed in all positions on both plate and pipe. Topics include proper safety methods, required math, related skills, layout and fit up, welding codes and standards, welding inspection, testing and drawing/welding symbol interpretation.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math skills

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or higher in WELD 1723 welders calculations to be eligible for graduation. (Articulation is available in this area.)

A "C" or higher must be received also for WELD 4013 senior project.

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