Drafting/CAD: Technical Illustration

AOS Degree – Code #0418

Karen Young, Program Coordinator

Email address: youngkk@alfredstate.edu

Students enrolled in the technical illustration curriculum will enhance their drafting/CAD skills for various graphic publications.

Assignments apply 2D or 3D computer methods to create print-ready publications utilizing isometric exploded illustrations for instructions, Web sites, and pictorial graphic presentations.

Graduates can explore career paths and build their skills in drafting/CAD and technical illustration areas.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Demonstrate proper visualization in various views of three-dimensional object by producing a multi-view drawing.

Identify, select, and apply the sectional view that is appropriate to show interior features for dimensioning.

Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing processes, shop terminology, and machine operations.

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

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

Apply the current welding processes and generate weldment drawings using industrial standards.

Illustrate various exploded isometric drawing methods using standard technical practical applications.

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

Solve practical drafting-related problems using accepted mathematical applications.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State drafting/CAD: technical illustration graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The occupational opportunities are unique in the drafting/CAD: technical illustration program, as the graduate has an opportunity for employment as an entry-level technical illustrator as well as opportunities in CAD occupations such as:

Designer

Purchaser/sales representative

Checker

Drafting manager

Field service engineer

CAD drafter

Graphic artist

Multimedia designer

Commercial artist

Drafter

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Drafting/CAD: Model Building & Process Piping Drawing

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: Technical Illustration - 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 Drawings

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.)