Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Computer-Aided Design Certificate

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(18 semester hours minimum)

This credential will create a new certificate of emphases for the College of Technology, providing an area of specialty for students who wish to go into a (CAD) design career directly and/or pursue an associates or baccalaureate degree through the Pathways program at QVCC (A.S.) or Central Connecticut State University (B.S.) in Industrial Technology. Currently there is a shortage of qualified designers with the requisite CAD skills both in Connecticut and nationally. Furthermore, with the development of advanced manufacturing techniques and virtual machining software developments, the need for qualified designers and skilled software personnel will certainly grow.

Learners who complete the Computer-Aided Design certificate will:

  • Transition seamlessly into an Associate of Science Degree Program in Technology Studies: Computer Aided Design(CAD) as part of the College of Technology Pathway Program;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering blueprint principles;
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of state-of-the-art hardware and software in support of design and development;
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design for manufacture and rapid prototyping techniques;
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Jakob Spjut.

Program Requirements

Total Program Credits: 18

1 CAD* 114 , CAD* 117 , CAD* 133 , CAD* 298 , EGR* 111 , EGR* 118 , MFG* 124 , MFG* 125 , MFG* 126 , MFG* 278 , or MFG* 239  maybe taken to satisfy this requirement.

 The candidate for this certificate must have placed at the College level on the Basic Skills Assessment in English and mathematics, or completed the recommended developmental coursework.

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