Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

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 (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

Industry endorsement earned
National Career Readiness Certificate

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, applied studies or industrial technology.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) certificate: This certificate provides individuals with skills in AutoCAD, Solidworks and Creo. Students will be challenged to apply the programming skills learned to create projects, assembly files and animated presentations. This certificate prepares individuals to work with basic CAD programming, is a valuable partner to many industrial degrees, and can be used to enhance employment skills.

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

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-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

 

MAT-745

Technical Mathematics I

4

PHY-190

Physics I

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

MAT-746

Technical Mathematics II

4

PHY-192

Physics II

3

EGT-125

Applied Statics

4

DRF-143

Engineering Design II

3

CAD-140

Parametric Solid Modeling I

3

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

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Communication Course*

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

----------

Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

 

 

9

Term 4-Fall

EGT-124

Strength of Materials

4

MFG-202

Manufacturing Processes

2

CAD-237

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

3

EGT-132

Kinematics

4

EGT-148

Hydraulics and Basic Circuits

3

CAD-141

Parametric Solid Modeling II

3

 

 

19

Term 5-Spring

CAD-147

Parametric Solid Modeling III

3

EGT-136

Dynamics

4

EGT-188

Design Project

4

EGT-194

Machine Design

5

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Communications Course*

3

 

 

19

Total program credit hours

81

Optional Courses

CAD-805

CAD Projects

1

CAD-928

Independent Study

1

CAD-924

Honors Project

1

EGT-410

PLTW-Principles of Engineering

3

DRF-924

Honors Project

1

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

PHY-190

Physics I

3

DRF-141

Engineering Drawings

2

MAT-745

Technical Mathematics I

4

CAD-300

AutoCAD for Applied Engineering

2

DRF-142

Engineering Design I OR

3

EGT-400

PLTW - Principles of Engineering

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

CAD-140

Parametric Solid Modeling I

3

MAT-746

Technical Mathematics II

4

PHY-192

Physics II

3

EGT-125

Applied Statics

4

DRF-143

Engineering Design II

3

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

----------

Communications Course

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

----------

Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

 

 

9

Total program credit hours

4

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CAD-300

AutoCAD for Applied Engineering

2

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

 

 

4

Term 2

CAD-140

Parametric Solid Modeling I

3

 

 

3

Term 3

CAD-141

Parametric Solid Modeling II

3

 

 

3

Term 4

CAD-147

Parametric Solid Modeling III

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

13

*Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider substituting some or all of the following courses into the CAD/MET curriculum:
ENG-105 Composition I AND
ENG-108 Comp II: Technical Writing OR
ENG-106 Composition FOR
------- Communications Electives

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