Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology

SOUTH  
Associate of Science (276.1)

This program prepares students for detail, design or layout drafting in manufacturing. Students are skilled in design drafting with both manual and computer-aided techniques. These skills are needed for entry-level positions in the mechanical engineering field, including engineering aide, design draftsperson, or CAD operator. Students should have reading and mathematics skills at the college level or be prepared to develop these at the college. SET-100 Introduction to Engineering Technology will be useful to students developing these skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Prepare detailed, subassembly and full-assembly engineering drawings of a variety of machinery, mechanical devices and mechanical components using appropriate manual and computer-aided drafting software.
  2. Recognize and apply the ASME Y14.5 guidelines in the creating of engineering drawings.
  3. Apply and utilize ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing guidelines for establishing and maintaining the functional fit of mating parts.
  4. Evaluate and solve drawing problems related to mechanical drafting standards frequently used by industrial manufacturers.
  5. Apply basic and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD commands to produce mechanical drawings.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 68

First Semester

Course #         Course Name

Credits

EDD-101

Engineering Drawing 1

3

EDD-120

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 

4

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1                  

4

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

           

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

EDD-102

Engineering Drawing 2

3

EDD-121

CAD Applications

4

MAT-116

Mathematics for Technologies 2

4

MET-112

Engineering Materials

4

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

           

Total Credits

18

Third Semester

EDD-135

Introduction to Parametric Modeling

3

EDD-240

Mechanical Drafting

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MET-106 

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

1

MET-150

Statics

4

           

Social Science Elective

3

           

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

EDD-245

Advanced Engineering Drawing

4

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MET-211

Strength of Materials

4

PHY-114    

Technical Physics 2

3

           

Humanities Elective

3

           

Total Credits

17

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