CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technician
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0165  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to
plan and prepare scale pictorial interpretations of engineering and design
concepts.  Students receive instruction in the use of precision drawing
instruments, computer-assisted design programs, sketching and illustration,
and specification interpretation.  Proficiency in the use of current computer-
aided design packages, up-to-date geometric tolerancing techniques, and
descriptive geometry applications is necessary to succeed in the industrial
workplace.  Employment possibilities include engineering firms, consulting
firms, the automotive industry, manufacturers of special machinery, tool and
die industry, etc.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 41 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CNCP 105    Basic Machining Processes                                        3
DTDS 101    Drafting I                                                       4
DTDS 102    Drafting II                                                      4
DTDS 103    Geometric Tolerancing                                            2
DTDS 104    Descriptive Geometry                                             4
DTDS 202    Die Design and Construction                                      4
DTDS 204    Jigs and Fixture Design                                          4
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 24 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Graphics (See Note 2)                          12 Credits
Subchoice 2A
DTDS 131    AutoCAD Basic 2-D                                                4
DTDS 132    AutoCAD Advanced 3-D                                             4
DTDS 233    AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop                                       4
Subchoice 2B
DTDS 180    Unigraphics I                                                    4
DTDS 181    Unigraphics II                                                   4
DTDS 182    Unigraphics III                                                  4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65
1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    The Computer Graphics series (12 credits) may be replaced by another
      approved computer graphics software package available through the
      Drafting and Design Program.  See a Drafting and Design advisor for more

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
DTDS 101          DTDS 102          CNCP 105          DTDS 204
DTDS 103          DTDS 104          DTDS 202          MACH 135
MACH 100          MATH 115          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1
MATH 114          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2
                  Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2