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CAD Engineering Technology

Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

CAD Engineering technologists provide drawings and plans used in construction and  production. They provide visual guidelines to demonstrate the construction of a structure or product (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009). Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specification, and calculations made by engineers, surveyors, architects, or scientists. For example, many drafters use their knowledge of standardized building techniques to draw in the details of structures. Some use their understanding of engineering and manufacturing theory and standards to draw the parts of a machine; they determine design elements, such as the numbers and kinds of fasteners needed to assemble the machine (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2990). Most drafters prepare plans and drawings with Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems.

The CAD Engineering Technology curriculum allows students to obtain skills and knowledge related to several fields of the drafting and design industry. The curriculum  is based on the State Framework which is based on national standards as developed by the American Design Drafting Association. A combination of class work and laboratory experience is stressed. Completion of 47 semester credit hours of course work in the program leads to a Technical Certificate. Completion of 62 semester credit hours of course work in the program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The College placement policy guide will be used to determine the correct placement in academic classes (English, Math, Reading, etc.). Developmental or basic classes will not count toward the drafting program degree

Career Opportunities Incude

Manufacturing Concerts
Engineering Firms
Architectural Firms
State DOT's

Mobirise

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Karen Kirk 
Instructor
J B Young West Wing Room W106
(601) 477-4256 
karen.kirk@jcjc.edu

DDT 1163 – Engineering Graphics
This course provides an introduction to fundamentals and principles of drafting to provide the basic background needed for all other drafting courses. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

DDT 1183 – Technical Math
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course focuses on the study of computational skills required for the development of accurate design and drafting methods. Three semester hours credit. Three hours lecture.

DDT 1173 – Mechanical Design I
Prerequisite: DDT 1163 and DDT 1313(with grade of “C” or better). Students will utilize techniques of modeling to create machine specific drawings. The course emphasizes methods, techniques, and procedures (in presenting screws, bolts, rivets, springs, thread types symbols for welding, materials, finish and heat treatment notation, working order preparation, routing, and other industry procedures) used in mechanical design. Three semester credit hours: one hour lecture and fours hours lab.

DDT 1213 – Construction Standards and Materials
This course introduces the standards and materials used in the construction process. Three semester credit hours: three hours lecture.

DDT 1313 – Computer Aided Design I
Pre/Co-requisite: DDT 1163 (with grade of “C” or better) or consent of instructor. This course is designed to develop basic operating system and drafting skills on CAD. Three semester credit hours: two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 1323 – Computer Aided Design II
Prerequisite: DDT 1313 (with grade of “C” or better). A continuation of DDT 1313. Subject areas include dimensioning, sectional views, and symbols. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 1613 – Architectural Design 1
Pre-Co-requisite: DDT 1163 and DDT 2823. This course is a study and development of architectural design principles for a residential and/or commercial structure utilizing a 2D or 3D application. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

DDT 2153 - Civil Planning and Design
Prerequisite: DDT 1163. This course deals with the development of civil planning and design processes. Three Semester credit hours: one hour lecture and four hours lab.

DDT 2183 - Mechanical Design II
Prerequisite: DDT 1163, DDT 1313, DDT 1173 (with a “C” or better). A continuation of Mechanical Design I with emphasis on advanced techniques and knowledge employed in the planning of mechanical objects; includes instruction in the use of tolerances and dimensioning techniques. Three semester hours: Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

DDT 2213 – Structural Detailing I
Prerequisite: DDT 1313 & DDT 1163 (with grade of “C” or better). Structural section, terms, and onventional abbreviations and symbols used by structural fabricators and erectors are studied. Knowledge is gained in the use of the A.I.S.C.. Handbook. Problems are studied that involve structural drawings of beams, columns, connections, trusses, bracing, (steel, concrete, and wood). Students will utilize 2D or 3D software. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

DDT 2243 – Cost Estimating
Prerequisite: MAT 1233 (with grade of “C” or better) or DDT 1123 (with grade of “C” or better) or Consent of Instructor. Preparation of material and labor quantity surveys from working drawings and specifications. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.

DDT 2373 – 3D Modeling
Prerequisite: DDT 1323 (with grade of “C” or better), Corequisite DDT 2813. This course will emphasize the user coordinate system and 3D Modeling. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 2363 – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Drafting
Prerequisite: Instructor approval. A course designed to give the drafting major basic knowledge of numerical control machines and CNC software. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 2623 – Architectural Design II
Prerequisites: DDT 1613 & DDT 2823 (with grade of “C” or better) Emphasizes standard procedures and working drawings. Details involving architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural drawings are covered, along with presentation of drawings and computer-aided design assignments. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

DDT 291(1-3) – Special Project
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other drafting courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. One to three semester credit hours: Two to six hours lab.

DDT 2383 - Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
Prerequisite: instructor approval. This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of computer aided design manufacturing using CAD/CAM software packages as they relate to machine tool technology. Three semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 2813 - Inventor 3D Model and Animation
Prerequisite: Instructor approval. This course will provide instruction on the 3D applications of inventor software. It emphasizes the development of 3D parametric models and the ability to generate 2D drawings, details and renderings from the model. This course will also provide the utilization of assembly drawings and animation of working parts. Three semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

DDT 2823 - Revit Architecture
Prerequisite: Instructor approval. This course provides instruction on the 3D applications of Revit Architecture software. It emphasizes the development of 3D parametric models and the ability to generate 2D drawings, details and renderings from the model. This course will also provide the animation walk thru of the 3D building. Three semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.