Engineering Graphics & Mechanical Design

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/EngineeringGraphics

In engineering graphics mechanical CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design), designer/drafters are professionals who make 3D solid models, technical production drawings and documents using sophisticated computer-aided design software. Professional engineering and design industry software such as AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, Solidworks, and Design X/Geomagic/Rhino are taught at CCD. Using 3D models and drawings, students can execute complex designs for everything from a humble can opener to aerospace designs. Graduates of the CCD engineering graphics program can find employment in high-tech design industries such as medical technology, aerospace, and sustainable energy.

Engineering Graphics Mechanical Designer

The Associate of Applied Science in engineering graphics - mechanical drafter prepares you to develop critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the mechanical design and advanced manufacturing industries. This degree will include studies grounded in design for manufacturability. The engineering graphics program delivers curriculum and well-designed competencies using current and emerging 2D/3D digital design technologies. By blending classic 2D drafting (ISO, ASTM, ANSI) requirements, you will be ready to understand and meet all mechanical design and manufacturing needs for 2D documents and document control. The program builds a strong 3D foundation in modeling, assembling and documenting 3D solid designs. To keep up with cutting-edge technology, we include 3D printing and 3D scanning, rounding out skills in concurrent design.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to learn about this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 1 3
CAD 102 Computer Aided Drafting II 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
EGT 103 Applied Dimension & Tolerance 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
EGT 106 Introduction to Axonometric Views 3
EGT 107 Introduction to Sections and Auxiliary Views 3
EGT 160 Introduction to Industrial Drafting and Design 3
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1 4
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
CAD 217 Rhino 3
CAD 240 Inventor I/Autodesk 3
CAD 255 SolidWorks/Mechanical 3
CAD 262 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
CAD 264 3D Scanning and Modeling 4
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
EGT 205 Geometric Dimension and Tolerance 3
EGT 280 Internship 6
or EGT 289 Capstone 
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits60
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Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/EngineeringGraphics

Community College of Denver currently offers five certificates in engineering graphics and mechanical design.

  

Engineering Graphics Intermediate Mechanical Designer

This certificate prepares you to pursue a degree that provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the mechanical design and advanced manufacturing industries.

The engineering graphics program delivers curriculum and well-designed competencies using current and emerging 2D/3D digital design technologies. By blending classic 2D drafting (ISO, ASTM, ANSI) requirements, you will be ready to understand and meet all mechanical design and manufacturing needs for 2D documents and document control. Then the program builds a strong 3D foundation in modeling, assembling, and documenting 3D solid designs. Lastly, to keep up with cutting-edge technology, we include 3D printing and 3D scanning, rounding out skills in concurrent design.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to learn about this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 1 3
CAD 102 Computer Aided Drafting II 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
EGT 103 Applied Dimension & Tolerance 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
EGT 106 Introduction to Axonometric Views 3
EGT 107 Introduction to Sections and Auxiliary Views 3
EGT 160 Introduction to Industrial Drafting and Design 3
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1 4
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
CAD 217 Rhino 3
CAD 240 Inventor I/Autodesk 3
CAD 255 SolidWorks/Mechanical 3
CAD 262 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits44
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Engineering Graphics Basic Mechanical Designer

This certificate prepares you to pursue a degree that provides for the development of critical skills needed to fill both current and evolving roles in the mechanical design and advanced manufacturing industries. The engineering graphics program delivers curriculum and well-designed competencies using current and emerging 2D/3D digital design technologies. By blending classic 2D drafting (ISO, ASTM, ANSI) requirements, you are ready to understand and meet all mechanical design and manufacturing needs for 2D documents and document control. Then the program builds a strong 3D foundation in modeling, assembling and documenting 3D solid designs. Lastly, to keep up with cutting-edge technology, we include 3D printing and 3D scanning, rounding out skills in concurrent design.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program. Meet with the program chair or your academic advisor to learn about this program.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 3
CAD 102 Computer Aided Drafting II 3
EGT 103 Applied Dimension & Tolerance 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAT 108 Technical Mathematics 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
EGT 106 Introduction to Axonometric Views 3
EGT 107 Introduction to Sections and Auxiliary Views 3
EGT 160 Introduction to Industrial Drafting and Design 3
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1 4
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits29
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Inventor

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

This one-semester certificate provides currency and skill upgrade training for individuals working in the field or individuals in a related field wishing to obtain Inventor skills beyond the entry level. Drafting graduates whose skills are dated and wish to update should use one of these 6 credit hour certificates to gain those skills required in industry. Students with little or no background in AutoCAD should not select this program.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet with program chair or academic advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Course Map

CAD 240Inventor I/Autodesk3
CAD 244Advanced Inventor3
Total Credits6

  

Solidworks

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

This one-semester certificate provides currency and skill upgrade training for individuals working in the field or individuals in a related field wishing to obtain Solidworks skills beyond the entry level. Drafting graduates whose skills are dated and wish to update should use one of these 6 credit hour certificates to gain those skills required in industry. Students with little or no background in AutoCAD should not select this program.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet with program chair or academic advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Course Map

CAD 255SolidWorks/Mechanical3
CAD 259Advanced Solidworks3
Total Credits6

  

Scanned Input 3D Modeling

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

This 7 credit hour certificate covering both 3D printing and 3D scanning and modeling is designed for students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in engineering graphics/mechanical designer or for CAD designers with established 3D parametric modeling skills. The first class, 3D Printing, will provide you with the ability to blend the virtual and real design worlds together through the use of 3D CAD Modeling and 3D Printing. The second class, 3D Scanning and Modeling, exposes you to 3D scanning and modeling. Students will manipulate various types of 3D scanning technology and create CAD models using scanning software and other CAD programs

Program Admission Requirements

Meet with program chair or academic advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Course Map

CAD 2623D Printing/Additive Manufacturing3
CAD 2643D Scanning and Modeling4
Total Credits7