Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

The CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as mechanical engineering technicians and provides skills for those already in the field to gain advancement to designer status. Students focus on engineering fundamentals and the means of conveying design intent from drawing layouts and symbols through geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Industry-standard CAD software is taught during all four semesters of the program to enhance employment opportunities. Competency in engineering fundamentals is built through courses in statics, strength of materials, kinematics, hydraulics, dynamics and machine design. A student can transfer credits from this program to UNI or William Penn University and work toward a B.S. in manufacturing or industrial technology.

Career opportunities: engineering technician, test lab technician, CAD operator/designer, technical writer, mechanical engineering assistant.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

CAD-300

AutoCAD for Applied Engineering

2

DRF-141

Engineering Drawings

2

DRF-142

Engineering Design I or

3

EGT-400

PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design

 

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

MAT-745

Technical Mathematics I

4

PHY-190

Physics I

3

 

 

16

Second Semester (Spring)

CAD-140

Parametric Solid Modeling I

3

DRF-143

Engineering Design II

3

EGT-125

Applied Statics

4

MAT-746

Technical Mathematics II

4

PHY-192

Physics II

3

 

 

17

Summer

–––––––

Communication elective

3

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures elective

3

–––––––

Social Science elective

3

 

 

9

Third Semester (Fall)

CAD-141

Parametric Solid Modeling II

3

CAD-230

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

2

EGT-124

Strength of Materials

4

EGT-132

Kinematics

4

EGT-146

Hydraulics

3

MFG-202

Manufacturing Processes

2

 

 

18

Fourth Semester (Spring)

CAD-320

Paramedic Solid Modeling III

2

EGT-136

Dynamics

4

EGT-188

Design Problems

4

EGT-194

Machine Design

5

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

78

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