Drafting/CAD

Code # 0450

Karen M. Young, Program Coordinator

Email address: youngkk@alfredstate.edu

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.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Drafting manager

Field or service engineer

CAD operator

Designer

Mechanical designer

Parts analyst

Sales representative

Mechanical drafter

Controls drafter

RELATED PROGRAMS

Drafting/CAD: Model Building & Process Piping Drawing

Drafting/CAD: Technical Illustration

Mechanical Engineering Technology

CAD/CAM Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

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.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

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.

Drafting/CAD

TYPICAL FIRST YEAR OF PROGRAM

First

DCAD

1205

Intro. to Industrial Dftg.

5

DCAD

1305

Industrial Drafting I

5

DCAD

1405

Industrial Drafting II

5

DCAD

1053

Technical Calculations I

3

18

Second

DCAD

2205

Industrial Drafting III

5

DCAD

2305

Welding Drawing

5

DCAD

XXX5

Technical Elective

5

DCAD

2063

Technical Calculations II

3

18

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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.