Drafting/CAD: Model Building & Process Piping Drawing

AOS Degree – Code #0419

Karen M. Young, Program Coordinator

Email address: youngkk@alfredstate.edu

Process piping is a specialized area of drafting which uses a language of its own to transmit necessary information for the construction of a project. To achieve this, each student gains the necessary understanding of piping processes for industries such as petroleum distillation, air separation, paper pulping, and chemical processes.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Prepare fully dimensioned industrial-quality detail drawings of machined and cast parts.

Solve practical drafting-related problems using accepted mathematical applications.

Calculate and apply tolerancing and the relationship between mating parts on assembly drawings.

Through calculation, select various appropriate purchased parts for diverse applications.

Create layouts for new product design.

Determine components required to assemble simple hydraulic systems.

Create industry acceptable piping arrangements with regard to given particular processes.

Demonstrate working knowledge of the fundamentals of architectural drafting to complete a set of residential drawings.

Develop drawings of illustrated parts and assembly drawings for various functions and illustrating uses.

Students will demonstrate all knowledge in capstone project.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State drafting/CAD: model building and process piping drawing graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Pressure vessel designer

Sales representative

Checker

Field or service engineer

Structural detailer

Process technician

Drafting manager

Process piping drafter

Designer

CAD drafter

Piping designer

Controls drafter

Parts analysts

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 88 percent are employed; 12 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Architectural Engineering Technology

Mechanical Design Engineering Technology

CAD/CAM Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

A laptop computer is required for students entering this program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in any of the drafting/CAD programs must meet the following physical requirements:

Must be able to visually read computer monitor or laptop.

Must be capable of using digitizing equipment.

Must have good hand/eye coordination to operate the above.

Drafting/CAD–Model Building & Process Piping Drawing - AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

DCAD

1205

Intro. to Industrial Dftg.

5

DCAD

1305

Industrial Drafting I

5

DCAD

1405

Industrial Drafting II

5

DCAD

1053

Technical Calculations I

3

18

Second

DCAD

2205

Industrial Drafting III

5

DCAD

2305

Welding Drawing

5

DCAD

XXX5

Technical Elective

5

DCAD

2063

Technical Calculations II

3

18

Third

DCAD

3024

Layout & Detail

4

DCAD

3044

Fluid Power

4

DCAD

3104

Advanced Mech. Layout

4

DCAD

3023

GD&T

3

DCAD

2053

Intro. to Unigraphics

3

18

Fourth

DCAD

4125

Process Piping I

5

DCAD

xxx5

Technical Elective

5

DCAD

4335

CNC Machine Program’g.

5

DCAD

4003

Senior Project

3

18

Second Semester Electives:

DCAD

2805

Draft’g. for Res. Construction

5

DCAD

4155

Technical Illustration I

5

Fourth Semester Electives:

DCAD

4225

Process Piping II*

5

DCAD

4155

Technical Illustration

5

DCAD

2805

Draft’g. for Res. Construction

5

DCAD

4900

Industrial Application

5

*Prerequisite: DCAD 4125 process piping I

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average. Students are also required to have earned grades of “C” or better in technical calculations I & II. (Articulation is available in this area.)

A "C" or better for DCAD 4003 senior project is required.