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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 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.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing Technology Student Outcomes (SOs)

By the time students graduate from the Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Technology program, they are expected to have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.

Bachelor’s Degree Pathway (2+2 Plastics Option)

Additionally, SSU offers a CAD Manufacturing/Plastics Engineering Technology 2+2 option. Students interested in this option could finish with a CAD and Manufacturing Technology degree in two years and then have the option to continue into the Plastics technology Bachelor’s degree and finish with a bachelor’s degree in the following two years. Students may also choose to double major in CAD and Plastics Engineering Technology from the onset and earn both degrees at the same time in 4 years. 

Shawnee State’s Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Technology 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. 


Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule CADD Manufacturing Track 2+2 Plastics Option

Sample Schedule CADD Manufacturing Electromechanical Option

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