About the Program
The Computer Aided Design major is closed to new students. If you are interested in this type of major please take a look at
Product Design and Development Program
Students majoring in CAD are prepared for a wide range of CAD related job opportunities. The applications of CAD are becoming more diverse, and are found in many areas, such as architecture, medicine, geographic information systems, facilities management, product presentation and computer animation.
In the CAD courses, you will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in the following four technical areas:
1. CAD applications involving an extensive knowledge of all major CAD applications;
2. Interactive 2-D and 3-D wire frame drawing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, solid modeling and surfacing;
3. Interactive 2-D graphics programming for business graphics, animation and CAD drawings involving menu and icon development along with software customization;
4. Applied mechanics, kinematics and design, and finite element analysis;
5. Product data management.
Graduates from our CAD program are employed in industry as CAD engineers, product designers, application programmers, technical support engineers, CAD/CAM systems managers, training consultants and entry-level designers, as well as in equipment sales and support.