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engineering CAD technology (ECAD)
ECAD 105 (3 Credits)
Fundamentals of Machining (3 credits)

This course introduces students to common machine tools
and processes. Students are exposed to the various hand and
power tools as well as the vertical mill, engine lathe, and the
surface grinder.

ECAD 112 (3 Credits)
Technical Drawing

A study of orthographic projection and drawing creation with
applications in multi-view drawings including sectioning and
auxiliary views. Techniques in pictorial drawing are also used
to convey orthographic views as pictorial representations.
Co-requisites: ECAD 105 and ECAD 120 or instructor
approval

ECAD 120 (3 Credits)
Introduction to AutoCAD® Applications

A practical application of 2D orthographic skills utilizing
AutoCAD® integrating knowledge of software commands
with drafting standards. Students also experience
dimensioning styles, templates, and symbols libraries.
During the course, students create a series of mechanical
drawings.
Co-requisites: ECAD 105 and ECAD 112 or instructor
approval

ECAD 130 (3 Credits)
Advanced AutoCAD® Applications

An advanced application of 2D orthographic skills utilizing
AutoCAD® integrating knowledge of software commands
with drafting standards. Students also experience advanced
2D commands, system variables, symbols libraries,
attributes, customization, and macros. During the course,
students create a series of mechanical working drawings
packets.
Prerequisite: ECAD 120 or instructor approval

ECAD 150 (3 Credits)
Introduction to AutoDesk Inventor® Applications

An AutoCAD Inventor® applications course with an
emphasis on solid modeling parts and basic assemblies and
the transition from 3D solid models to 2D working drawings.
Prerequisite: ECAD 130 or instructor approval

ECAD 160 (3 Credits)
Advanced AutoDesk Inventor® Applications

An advanced AutoDesk Inventor® applications course with
an emphasis on advanced modeling of parts, advanced
assemblies, and working drawings and the generation of 2D
working drawings from the solid models. Add-on packages
such as pipe and tube, sheet metal, weldments, and wire
harness diagrams are explored.
Prerequisite: ECAD 150 or instructor approval

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ECAD 167 (3 Credits)
Process Pipe Drafting

An intermediate drafting course covering the topics
appropriate for reading and creating the working drawings
necessary to instruct in the assembly of piping and
equipment for industrial processes. Students are also
exposed to cable and harness drafting and the process in
which drawings are created.
Co-requisites: ECAD 150 and ECAD 160 or instructor
approval

ECAD 171 (3 Credits)
Processes of Manufacturing

An introduction to the processes commonly employed in
the conversion of raw materials into finished products.
This course provides students with a solid understanding
of the operations necessary to cast, mold, form, separate,
condition, assemble, and apply surface finishes to
manufactured products.
Prerequisite: ECAD 105
Co-requisite: ECAD 150 or instructor approval

ECAD 207 (3 Credits)
Geometric Tolerancing

A study of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME) dimensioning guidelines including geometric
dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). This course
emphasizes the creation and usage of the drafting symbols
necessary to define the form, fit, and function of mechanical
components.
Co-requisite: ECAD 211

ECAD 211 (3 Credits)
Metals Fabrication Drafting

An intermediate drafting course covering the topics pertinent
to reading and creating the working drawings necessary
to instruct welders and metal fabricators in the creation
of welded assemblies. This course includes a thorough
review of industrial welding drafting practices and practical
applications of the symbols required to specify them in an
assembly.
Prerequisite: ECAD 171
Co-requisite: ECAD 207 or instructor approval

ECAD 220 (3 Credits)
Introduction to SolidWorks® Applications

Introduces students to the essential applications with
an emphasis on how to use the SolidWorks® mechanical
design software to build parametric models of parts and
assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and
assemblies.
Prerequisites: ECAD 112 and ECAD 160 or instructor approval



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