Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate Level I: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Product Design
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Mechanical Design Technology AAS Degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park
- Engineering Technology Departments
The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technologist. Courses within the program include technical design applications, computer-aided design software and customization, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.
The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students specialize in Mechanical Design Technology. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.
Graduates of the mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to graduates.
Please e-mail Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu, call 832.920.5062 for more information.
Please e-mail Ibrahim Elsamahy at Ibrahim.M.Elsamahy@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5667 for more information.
Please e-mail William Stewart at William.B.Stewart@lonestar.edu or call 281.290.1865 for more information.
This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Mechanical Design Technology AAS Degree.
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|DFTG 1305||Technical Drafting||3|
|DFTG 1309||Basic Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|DFTG 2319||Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|DFTG 2340||Solid Modeling & Design||3|
|Third Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|DFTG 2335||Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design 2||3|
|DFTG 1391-or-DFTG 2338-or-ENTC 2380||Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology3-or-Final Project - Advanced Drafting3-or-Co-op Engineering Technology Technician3||3|
|Computer-Aided Design (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Product Design Track) Operator/Drafting Certificate Program Total||30 Credits|
Wages vary by position title and credentials.
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)2
- Mechanical Designer2
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