Computer Aided Design MN

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Description

Have you ever thought about becoming an engineer? Or perhaps you see yourself as an inventor who designs something to help people in everyday life. In this course, students use the same computer software that professionals use. The course is designed to present students the ergonomics of the workplace, basic drafting, professional development, creation of a professional portfolio, and the fundamentals of computer software. The computer software is meant to assist students in their goals of becoming a design engineer in just about any field - from electrical technician to manufacturing engineer. Students with an interest in self-paced learning (commonly found in college and university settings), drawing/sketching, math, working with computers, and hands-on experience would benefit from this career major. The course equips students with knowledge and skills to perform in basic, professional workforce settings. This course specializes in engineering - which will lead to many other careers.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Computer Aided Drafting - MN
Fundamentals of CADD 120
Engineering CADD 120
Principles of CADD 165
Drawing & Document Management 90
Manufacturing CADD 120
Advanced Presentation Graphics Animation 80
CAD Mechanical Level 1 65
CAD Mechanical Level 2 65
CAD Mechanical Level 3 65
CAD Mechanical Level 4 65
CAD Mechanical Level 5 65
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

AutoCAD Certified User

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer), CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator), CAD/CAM Specialist (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Specialist), Design Drafter, Designer, Drafter, Installation Drafter, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Drafter, Project Designer – Approximate Pay Potential: $16-41/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3013.00):

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