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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Aided Design: Mechanical Design AAS Degree

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00258

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is the process of creating 3D Virtual Models of components and assemblies, and 2D drawings that fully describe the product. The Mechanical Designer, while using a wide variety of CAD software, develops the product and creates drawings following standardized practices through International and company related standards. This program provides learning opportunities in multiple CAD software packages, drawing creation following ASME standards, tool and machine design, dimension & tolerance per the ASME Y14.5 standard and introduction to part creation through Manufacturing. Graduates can find employment in design and engineering related activities, in the areas of transportation, aerospace, medical technology, power transmission and defense.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate of applied science degree.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses

First Year


Select General Education Humanities  course:

Total Credits: 14-17


Select first General Education English Communication  course.


Total Credits: 6

Second Year


Select second General Education English Communication  courses.

Total Credits: 14

Winter Semester

Social Science

Select General Education Social Science  course.

Total Credits: 14-16

Program Total: 63-68 Credits