Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting
This certificate program is designed to provide individuals interested in a career in mechanical drafting with entry level skills on a computer-aided drafting system. CAD drafting is explored using the latest version of AutoCad® for 2-dimensional drafting and Pro-Engineer® for 3-dimensional parametric solid modeling. Knowledge of manufacturing processes, welding processes, and dimensional metrology are included. It will also provide an opportunity for upgrading technical skills needed in the associate or baccalaureate degree programs. Math skills equivalent to two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry are required for admission to the program. These courses are available at the College for applicants who need to upgrade their math skills.
Students can go to work with a certificate or continue their education to get an associates or bachelors degree.
Many students with a certificate work for design contract firms such as Butler, Daxcon, E-serve, Addecco, and Tri-C that do work for Caterpillar, John Deere, Ford Motor Company, Freightliner, etc.
Typical starting salary is approximately $20,000 per year.
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Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 26
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Required Program Courses
|MECTK 106||BASIC DRAFTING ||2|
|MECTK 110||INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY ||3|
|MECTK 115||PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY ||2|
|MECTK 121||INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD ||3|
|MECTK 123||MECHANICAL DETAILING WITH CAD ||3|
|MECTK 125||3-D MODELING WITH PRO-ENGINEER ||4|
|MECTK 138||MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I ||3|
|MECTK 231||INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER ||3|
|WELD 119||WELDING PROCESSES ||3|
The student can earn the certificate as they work towards a Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science degree and/or a baccalaureate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or an Industrial Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||MECTK 110; MECTK 138; MECTK 121; MECTK 106; MECTK 115|
|Spring Semester 1||MECTK 123; MECTK 125; WELD 119; MECTK 231|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Illinois Career Cluster
Architecture and Construction
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.
Pathway: Design/Pre-Construction, Maintenance, Installation, and Repair
ICC Pathway: Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Certificate of Completion
Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting(26 credit hours)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Mechanical Engineering Technology(68 credit hours)
Mechanical Engineering Technicians$20-32/hr
Occupation Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
Students have transferred successfully to Bradley University
Career Cluster Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.
Students have transferred successfully to ISU, SIU, NIU, WIU, and Bradley University.