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Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Digital Badge

Earners of this microcredential will demonstrate an understanding of CAD, manufacturing, and tool design. This microcredential will be of interest to those planning a career in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, product design, mechanical system design, or automation. Computer Aided Design (CAD) is one of the main skills required in the engineering field.

Admission requirements for application:

For Non-matriculated students:

Requirements to achieve the microcredential:

To achieve the Computer Aided Design (CAD) microcredential, participants will need to be enrolled at FSC and successfully complete a three-course sequence (MET 105L, 150, & 207), with a B or better in each course. In addition, participants are required to successfully complete the SOLIDWORKS Associate in Mechanical Design exam (CSWA certification). 

Stackable to:

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, B.S.
Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Time to Complete:

4 semesters

Cost to attend:

Standard tuition rates apply. For tuition information, please click here.

Students meeting eligibility requirements may be eligible for Part-Time TAP for Non-Degree Credentials up to 11 credits per semester at SUNY. For more information, please click here.

Contact Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Lupton Hall, 169

Students must complete the following courses:

Basic Coursework (3 courses, 6 credits)
MET 105L: Technical Drawing and CAD 1 credit
MET 150: Solid Modeling 2 credits
MET 207: Tool Design 3 credits

Please note: MET 104: Computer Aided Drafting and Design can be used to replace MET 105L and 150. 

MET 105 MET 105L Technical Drawing and CAD Lab

This is a laboratory course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD). Students will apply traditional drafting techniques, such as ortho-graphic projection, dimensioning, and tolerancing, though 2D CAD software. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course.

MET 150 Solid Modeling

This course introduces advanced topics in computer graphics. Students will learn 3D solid modeling based on parametric constraints, dimensions, and features such as extrude, revolve, sweep, loft, hole, fillet, and shell. The course also teaches students how to create assemblies and 2D technical drawings from 3D models. In the required laboratory course MET 150L, exercises will be assigned to the students for hands-on experience with related topics. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course. Prerequisite(s): MET 105L Corequisite(s): MET 150L

MET 207 Tool Design

This course covers the fundamentals of tool design, with main focus on the principles of jigs and fixtures design. Topics covered include: General tool design, economics of tool design, materials used for tooling, work holding principles, jig design, fixture design, die design and operation, power presses, metal cutting, forming and drawing. Students will be using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software packages in designing different jigs and fixtures. Applications of the theoretical concepts and hands-on 3D CAD modeling are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): MET 104 or MET 150 and MET 127 Corequisite(s): MET 207L

Last Modified 2/2/24