Code # 0450
Karen M. Young, Program Coordinator
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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.
The senior year is devoted to a specific drafting/CAD discipline which the student selects: model building & process piping drawing or technical illustration.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Prepare fully dimensioned industrial-quality detail drawings of machined and cast parts.
Solve practical drafting-related problems using accepted mathematical applications.
Calculate and apply tolerancing and the relationship between mating parts on assembly drawings.
Through calculation, select various appropriate purchased parts for diverse applications.
Create layouts for new product design.
Determine components required to assemble simple hydraulic systems.
Create industry acceptable piping arrangements with regard to given particular processes.
Demonstrate working knowledge of the fundamentals of architectural drafting to complete a set of residential drawings.
Develop drawings of illustrated parts and assembly drawings for various functions and illustrating uses.
Students will demonstrate all knowledge in capstone project.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State drafting/CAD graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Field or service engineer
Drafting/CAD: Model Building & Process Piping Drawing
Drafting/CAD: Technical Illustration
Mechanical Engineering Technology
The first year will focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of traditional as well as CAD drafting. This will include production of industrially correct detail drawings, assembly drawings, and weldment drawings.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the drafting/CAD program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
Applicants in any of the drafting/CAD programs must meet the following physical requirements:
Must be able to visually read computer monitor or laptop.
Must be capable of using digitizing equipment.
Must have good hand/eye coordination to operate the above.
TYPICAL FIRST YEAR OF PROGRAM
Intro. to Industrial Dftg.
Industrial Drafting I
Industrial Drafting II
Technical Calculations I
Industrial Drafting III
Technical Calculations II
After their first year, students must transfer into either drafting/CAD: model building & process piping drawing or drafting/CAD: technical illustration to continue into their second year and to be in a degree-granting program. 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.