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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Technology

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Computer aided design is a significant technology in all areas of product development and manufacturing design.  In today’s hi-tech environment, CADD is integrated with 3D parametric modeling, computer aided machining (CAM), and additive manufacturing to revolutionize the production process through rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, and rapid manufacturing.  The CADD Manufacturing Track concentrates on critical computer aided drafting skills with an emphasis on modern manufacturing technologies.

2+2 Plastics Option

Additionally, SSU offers a CADD Manufacturing/Plastics Technology 2+2 option.  With the substitution of ETCA 2402 and a technical elective for CHEM 1141 and ETPL 2230, students interested in this option could finish with an AAS CADD degree in two years and then have the option to transfer into the Plastics technology Bachelor’s degree and finish with a bachelor’s degree in the following two years.

Shawnee State’s CADD program uses industry standard hardware and software in all classes.

Professional employment as CADD engineering designers, detailers, and technical illustrators can be found in the following areas:
  Aerospace Medical equipment manufacturing
  Architecture Packaging
  Automotive industries Petroleum
  Building/construction Piping
  Civil engineering Plastics
  Defense Quality product design
  Electronics Solar Energy
  Foundry Tool Design
  General manufacturing Transportation
  Machining Utilities
  Mechanical engineering Welding

Degree Requirements

CADD 12 Hours
Mechanical Drafting 3 Hours
Manufacturing and Materials 26-27 Hours
Math and GEP 20 Hours
Technical Electives 3 Hours
Total Hours 64-65 Hours


Technical Electives

Technical electives can be selected from the variety of courses offered through Engineering Technologies and should be coordinated with the student’s academic advisor.  With the exception of ETCA1101, ETCA1201, and ETCA 1301, which are required CADD courses, technical electives may be selected from the Career eXploration (CX) courses listed below:


Career eXploration (CX)

Engineering Technologies are designating several courses as Career eXploration (CX) courses to provide opportunities for undecided students to actively explore other majors within Engineering Technologies.  All courses are instructed in the classroom/lab environment - none of on-line courses are included in the (CX) designation.  Should a student decide upon an Engineering Technology major, these courses would be applicable to his or her degree.  Should the student decide upon a non-engineering technology major, these courses could count toward his or her eventual degree as elective courses.  The intro-level Engineering Technology courses designated as (CX) are:

  • ETCA 1101  Engineering Drawing 1.  No pre- or co-requisite. (CADD)
  • ETCA 1201  Introduction to CADD.   Co-requisite ETCA 1101. (CADD)
  • ETCA 1301  3-D Parametric Modeling.  No pre- or co-requisite. (General Engineering Technology)
  • ETCO 1120  Intro to STEM Computer Programming.  Co-requisite MATH 1020.  (Computer Engineering Technology and Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology computer programming)
  • ETPL 1100   Plastics Manufacturing.  No pre- or co-requisite. (Plastics Engineering Technology)
  • ETEV 1110   Intro to Environmental Engineering Technology.  Co-requisite MATH 1020 (Environmental Engineering Technology)

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule CADD Manufacturing Track 2+2 Plastics Option

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