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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.

Career Opportunities

Students can go to work with a certificate or continue their education to get an associates or bachelors degree.

Certificate 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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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 26

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MECTK 106BASIC DRAFTING 2
MECTK 110INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY 3
MECTK 115PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY 2
MECTK 121INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD 3
MECTK 123MECHANICAL DETAILING WITH CAD 3
MECTK 1253-D MODELING WITH PRO-ENGINEER 4
MECTK 138MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I 3
MECTK 231INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER 3
WELD 119WELDING 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

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MECTK 110; MECTK 138; MECTK 121; MECTK 106; MECTK 115
Spring Semester 1MECTK 123; MECTK 125; WELD 119; MECTK 231

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies

East Peoria Campus

AIT Building, Room 209

(309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Design/Pre-Construction

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