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*The Computer Aided Design Mechanical AAS Degree has been replaced with the Computer Aided Design Mechanical Design AAS Degree, and will no longer be accepting new students. For students currently in the program, please work with Advising to determine the best path towards completion of your credential. All courses will either be offered or have a substitute available.

CAD: Mechanical AAS Degree

Technology improvements have moved the world of design from the drafting arena to the data management and design world. The designer now must produce multiple design proposals through a process which includes modeling, simulation, performance analysis and free form fabrication. Product life cycle management concepts are ingrained into this program addressing the management of all data related to the design, production and support of manufactured goods.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in 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.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00170
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14-17

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 16

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits: 6

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15-17

Program Total: 65-70 Credits

*MATH 113 may be waived if student has successfully completed high school Algebra II or based on student’s placement test score.

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Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.