Drafting/CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting
Drafting/CAD - Model Building & Process Piping Drawing (AOS)
Drafting/CAD - Technical Illustration (AOS)
Machine Tool Technology (AOS)
Welding Technology (AOS)

For more info, please contact Karen Young, Chair, phone: 607-587-3182, secretary phone: 607-587-3115, email address:

Addressing the ever-increasing need for professionally trained CAD drafters, the drafting/CAD programs provide graduates with necessary skills and knowledge to successfully compete for entry-level positions. Graduates of our programs will have successfully completed 1,800 hours as follows: 120 hours of applicable math and 30 hours of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. The balance is instruction of drafting techniques and concepts on students’ laptops using AutoCAD, or NX8 software. The first year's work is directed toward the student's gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of drafting principles, tolerancing, manufacturing processes, procedures, and applied mathematics. The student's senior year is devoted to the discipline of the student's choice.

With the rising demand for skilled machine operators and machinists, the machine tool technology programs provide graduates with skills needed to perform well in an industrial setting. Manual machine tools are used extensively for the first year of the program. The second year of the machine tool technology program offers the use of computer numerical control machine tools as well as cutting-edge software and advanced machine techniques.

Graduates of the machine tool programs successfully complete 1,800 class hours as follows: 120 hours of related math and 120 hours of print reading; the balance is machine instruction and programming.

Graduates of the welding program will have successfully completed 1,800 hours of related course work. The welding program offers hands-on and classroom training in the skills necessary to become certified as an entry-level welder. The program is taught according to the standards set by the American Welding Society (AWS) and features newly equipped labs. Students learn MIG, TIG, stick arc, plasma, Flux Core, Shielded Metal Arc, and Oxy-Fuel welding processes on state-of-the-art equipment from Lincoln and Miller, among others. In addition, fundamentals of welding metallurgy, testing and inspection, blueprint reading, fabrication, and industrial-related special welding processes are incorporated in the program. Welding students are given the opportunity to take certification tests after successful completion of their welding course.

Industrial internships are available to all students of the Alfred State Computerized Design & Manufacturing department. These opportunities allow the student to interact in a professional work environment. Upon successful completion, appropriate college credit is applied to the student’s record as applies.

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