Mechanical Technology: CAD Design

Division of STEM
Associate Dean: Bradley Cole
Department Chair: Joe DeLeone

Every new product, machine, vehicle, or device we enjoy today represents the work of creative mechanical designers. Those who derive satisfaction from the challenge of solving mechanical problems, making things work, and using computer technology to create new things may have a future in this exciting field. This program represents a blend of applied design theory with the most recent innovations in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Rapid Prototyping, Computer Numerical Control and traditional industrial practices. Initial courses focus on topics common to all technical fields, including mathematics, engineering graphics, machine tools, and basic electricity. Subsequent courses become more specialized as students apply computer technology to problems related to machine design and automation.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Use of a CAD system for design, manufacture, and analysis; select materials, and design mechanical components and systems;
  • Perform technician assignments involving measurements, test equipment, data recording and analysis;
  • Communicate with and understand technical terminology;
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software;
  • Recognize and use project management techniques.

Should students decide to continue their education at the four-year college level, courses taken at Corning transfer to upper-division colleges granting Bachelor of Technology degrees in Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Students must have good working knowledge of WORD (word processing) and EXCEL (spreadsheets and charts) for science and technology courses. If not already required in their program, students who lack these skills should still take TECH 1110 and TECH 1120 to make up the deficiency. Challenge exams for these courses are also available.

Program Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1230 and 1240, or higher  +
6
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Social Sciences or Humanities elective  +
3
Technical Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
64
Total credits:
64

Course Sequencing

First Semester

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
17

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Technical Electives  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
18

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences or Humanities elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

*Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and Math courses. Math 1310 does not count toward the 6 credits of math for the program.

*High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of mathematics including algebra and either geometry or intermediate algebra.

*Technical elective: Choose from MFGT 2020 or MECH 1560. Note: both can be taken if desired and are recommended by the Technology Department.

Overview

Degree

Associate in Applied Science

Type

Career