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Associate in Applied Science - CAD Design and Drafting (STEM) MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA


Jan 2023, Sep 2023, Apr 2023

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USD 19374

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USD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

The CAD Design and Drafting program prepares students with the skills necessary for drafting and design using both CAD drafting and solid modeling techniques. The course of study prepares students to work in a wide range of engineering disciplines, including engineering teams for large and small manufacturing firms, consulting engineering firms, testing, and research companies to gain employment as computer-aided drafters and engineering designers.

Students not only learn to draft using CAD and solid modeling techniques, but also get “hands-on” practical experience in 3D printing, engineering design projects, and by learning fabrication processes used in industry. Coursework includes a balance of basic skills in math and communications, as well as a practical application of relevant computer-assisted drafting skills in several engineering disciplines, including mechanical, civil and structural engineering; mechanical design in building systems; electrical and fluid power schematics; and fabrication/piping drafting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the systems, symbols, language and mechanics of the drafting field.
  • Skillfully apply computers and engineering office software for documentation, communication, design, and drafting.
  • Identify, solve, and apply engineering calculations relevant to a full drafting and design project.
  • Work productively in a team environment and/or as an independent drafter/designer when required.
  • Work with the sense of responsibility and accuracy required in the field of engineering design and drafting.
  • Develop individual and full sets of drafting projects including shop drawings, assembly drawings, schematics, and construction plans using 2-D CAD and 3-D CAD solid modeling.
  • Create accurate solid model computer files to transfer to rapid prototypes, CNC use, shop drawings, or engineering designs.
  • Identify and select appropriate materials and processing of materials used in industry for a design project.
  • Demonstrate basic shop practices in woods, metals, plastics, and composites, including machining, fabrication/welding, assembly and testing for design prototypes.
  • Demonstrate global awareness of the impact of efficiency, effectiveness, cost, and sustainability in design.
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Additional Information

Program Level Associate Degree

College/University Processing Time 45

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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