Engineering Graphics

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.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Graphics

Mechanical Designer AAS Degree

The Engineering Graphics Mechanical Designer program allows students to pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree that provides an opportunity to learn the skills needed to become a CAD/Drafter in many of the important industries throughout Colorado and the country. This degree program will include the skills from 2D CAD drafting to 3D parametric modeling. Along the degree path, students will also have opportunities to augment their CAD skills with rapid prototyping, using a state-of-the-art 3D printer and 3D scanner. Also in the degree plan, students will be trained in mechanical design and will develop an understanding of mechanical design with an eye towards manufacturability.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.
  2. Meet with Program Chair or Academic Advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Requirements

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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Building block course

Certificate in Engineering Graphics

Engineering Graphics Intermediate Mechanical Designer Certificate

This certificate builds on the Basic Certificate. It provides currency and skill training for individuals wanting to work in the field of Engineering Graphics Mechanical Design. This program includes skills needed to understand 3D parametric drafting using the state of the art drafting program. This certificate is fully transferable to the Mechanical Designer AAS Degree. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.
  2. Meet with Program Chair or Academic Advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Requirements

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
1

 Building block course

Certificate in Engineering Graphics

Engineering Graphics Basic Mechanical Designer Certificate

This certificate provides currency and skill upgrade training for individuals working in the field, individuals in a related field wishing to obtain AutoCAD skills, and/or mechanical drafting graduates whose skills are dated. This program includes two introductory courses; students with little or no background in AutoCAD should select this program. This certificate is fully transferable to the Mechanical Designer AAS Degree. Please see an Academic Advisor about this pathway.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.
  2. Meet with Program Chair or Academic Advisor. Call to make an appointment.

Requirements

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
1

 Building block course

Certificate in Engineering Graphics

Inventor Certificate

**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.

Requirements

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

Certificate in Engineering Graphics

Solidworks Certificate

**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.

Requirements

CAD 255SolidWorks/Mechanical3
CAD 259Advanced Solidworks3
Total Credits6

Certificate in Engineering Graphics

Scanned Input 3D Modeling CERTIFICATE

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

The 7-credit hour certificate covering both 3D printing and 3D Scanning and Modeling is designed for post-Engineering Graphics/Mechanical Designer AAS or CAD designers with established 3D parametric modeling skills. The first class, 3D Printing, will provide students 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 students 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.

Requirements

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