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

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State drafting/CAD graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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: