Drafting/CAD - Technical Illustration (AOS)
Assignments apply 2D or 3D computer methods to create print-ready publications utilizing isometric exploded illustrations for instructions, Web sites, and pictorial graphic presentations.
Graduates can explore career paths and build their skills in drafting/CAD and technical illustration areas.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the drafting/CAD-technical illustration program. See laptop specifications.
- Demonstrate proper visualization in various views of three-dimensional object by producing a multi-view drawing.
- Identify, select and apply the sectional view that is appropriate to show interior features for dimensioning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing processes, shop terminology and machine operations.
- Calculate and apply tolerancing and the relationship between mating parts on assembly drawings.
- Through calculation, select various appropriate purchased parts for diverse applications.
- Apply the current welding processes and generate weldment drawings using industrial standards.
- Illustrate various exploded isometric drawing methods using standard technical practical applications.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of architectural drafting to complete a set of drawings.
- Solve practical drafting-related problems using accepted mathematical applications.
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.
All drafting/CAD programs are certified by the ADDA (American Design and Drafting Association). Independently from Alfred State College, all students will have several opportunities to obtain national certification as qualified entry-level drafters by successful completion of the ADDA Exam.
- Allows students to combine interests in drafting with skills in technical art or design
- Flat bed scanner
- Corel Draw
- Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Publisher
- Digital camera
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.)
The occupational opportunities are unique in the drafting/CAD-technical illustration program, as the graduate has an opportunity for employment as an entry level technical illustrator as well as opportunities in CAD occupations such as:
- Purchaser/Sales Representative
- Drafting Manager
- Field Service Engineer
- CAD Drafter
- Graphic Artist
- Multimedia Designer
- Commercial Artist
Upon successful completion of this program, students may continue in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management.
Alfred State drafting/CAD: technical illustration graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
All students on the School of Applied Technology Campus at Wellsville spend a total of six hours in class each day. In the Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department, approximately one-to-two hours each day are spent in a classroom lecture-type setting and the remaining four-to-five hours of the day are used to complete many exciting, industrial-type assignments in laptop drafting labs.Students attend class from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., five days a week. As a result of this full schedule, the student will experience a total of 450 drafting hours in each semester.
|DCAD||1205||Intro to Ind Dftg||5|
|DCAD||1305||Industrial Drafting I||5|
|DCAD||1405||Industrial Drafting II||5|
|DCAD||1053||Technical Calculations I||3|
|DCAD||2205||Industrial Drafting III||5|
|DCAD||2063||Technical Calculations II||3|
|DCAD||3024||Layout & Detail||4|
|DCAD||3104||Advanced Mech Layout||4|
|DCAD||2053||Intro to Unigraphics||3|
|DCAD||4335||CNC Machine Program’g||5|
|DCAD||4125||Process Piping I||5|
|Second Semester Electives|
|DCAD||2805||Drafting for Res Construction||5|
|DCAD||4155||Technical Illustration I||5|
|Fourth Semester Electives|
|DCAD||4225||Process Piping II*||5|
|DCAD||4155||Technical Illustration I||5|
|DCAD||2805||Drafting for Res Contruction||5|
|*Prerequisite: DCAD 4125 process piping I|
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