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Manufacturing CAD Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The A.A.S. degree program in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technology provides the technical instruction and skills development for graduates to find successful employment in the field of drafting, working for mechanical, architectural and construction companies.  

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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Program General Requirements

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Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement. ​
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 140
College Algebra 4
Algebra of real and complex numbers, functions, algebraic and graphical solutions of linear, quadratic and systems of equations. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Additional topics from determinants, sequences, series, the Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Induction, and elements of the Theory of Equations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Physics
PHYSICS 231
General Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion 4
Statics and dynamics of a particle and a rigid body; oscillatory and wave motion with application to sound. Primarily for liberal arts students and those in pre-medical curricula. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in Physics 220 AND Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in Math 141 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley

​Social/Behavioral Sciences course (3)

Humanities/Fine Arts course (3)

Program Core Requirements

48 CH
CAD Technology
CAD TEC 130
CAD Technology I 3
Application of pictorial techniques used in preparation of industrial illustrations; study of oblique, axonometric, perspective and exploded views; methods and techniques of shading, commercial media and reproduction processes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGR 100 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
CAD TEC 170
CAD Technology II 3
Introduction to programming techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; use of basic command structures, keyboard and menu tablets; text dimensioning and pen and layer selection. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGR 100, OR 110, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Wilbur Wright
CAD TEC 171
CAD Technology III 3
Intermediate programming techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; techniques of file handling, archiving and plotting; drawing manipulations of translation and rotation to prepare for CAD system operation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Architecture 170, OR CAD TEC 170, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Wilbur Wright
CAD TEC 172
CAD Technology IV 3
Advanced planning concepts and designs using computer-aided design systems; techniques of file handling, archiving, and plotting; drawing manipulations of translation and rotation to prepare for CAD system operation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CAD TEC 171, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 103
Fundamentals of Programming 3
How to use a language to program a computer for real world problem solving in mathematics, science, business and other fields. The course will feature elements of program design, data types and expressions, procedures and modularity, conditions and loops, data and control structures, development of algorithms, and writing and debugging programs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or Grade of C or better in English 100 and Math 99 or higher, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 116
Operating System I 3
An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No more than 3 credit hours will count towards the CICT requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to 6 will be counted towards elective and requires Consent of Department Chairperson.
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Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 123
Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3
Fundamental concepts of computer programs as exemplified in the electronic spreadsheet. Emphasis on business applications and personal financial management and tax preparation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
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Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Engineering
ENGR 100
Elements of Engineering Drawing 3
Drawing survey course for students in technical and engineering science major programs. Study of more advanced software "AutoCAD Mechanical Program"; also draw geometric figures, multi-view drawings, pictorial drawing, charts and graphs with emphasis on graphic elements of machine parts drawing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman
ENGR 110
Introductory Drafting 2
For students in non-technical and non-engineering science major programs. Learn to use "AutoCAD general program" to draw geometric figures, multi-view drafting, pictorial drawing, charts and graphs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman
ENGR 111
Intro To The Engineering Profession 2
History of engineering profession, engineer's role in a technological society, his/her work, and the relationship of engineering to other professions. Includes study of general and related areas, ethics and responsibility of engineers and guidance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ENGR 131
Engineering Graphics & Intro to Design 3
Graphics, both manual and computer-aided drafting and design. Introduction to design techniques in graphics and multi-view drawing, auxiliary views, selecting, tolerance dimensioning, and technical sketching. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:ENGR 111 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ENGR 132
Descriptive Geometry 3
Theory of projections. Solution by graphical methods of problems concerning the relation of points, lines, planes, and surfaces. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGR 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ENGR 190
Computer Applications In Engineering 3
FORTRAN or C with emphasis in engineering and scientific programming languages such as FORTRAN and APT with emphasis on engineering problems encountered in design and manufacturing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Mathematics placement test, or credit in Mathematics 207 and Engineering 131.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGR 202
Advanced Drafting & Basic Machine Design 3
Application of fundamental stress analysis to design of complete machine units involving machine elements such as shafts, springs, gears and screws, mechanical properties of materials and their significance in design; and classification of fits, specification of materials in use, and the manufacturing processes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGR 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
Mathematics
MATH 141
Plane Trigonometry 3
Definition of trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions and their universes. Applications to triangles, law of sines and cosines, trigonometric identities, equations, vectors and applications. Complex numbers in trigonometric form and DeMoivres Theorem. Calculators will be used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 140 with a C or better, or ALEKS math score of 61+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 51+ AND TRIGONOMETRY 1-50, or ACT Math 24+, or SAT Math 560+ if before 3/1/16 (580+ if after 3/1/16) or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 207
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
Equations of lines, circles and conic sections, limits, and continuity. Derivatives and their applications to curve sketching, maxima-minima, and related rate problems. The antiderivative and definite integral, including change of variables and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 140 & 141 with a C or better, or completion of MATH 143 with a C or better, or ALEKS score of 76+, or COMPASS Algebra 43+ AND College ALG. 51+ AND TRIG. 51+, or ACT Math 24+, or SAT Math 560+ if before 3/1/16 (580+ if after 3/1/16)
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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