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3D CAD Engineering Technology, A.A.S.


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Stuart Brown, Program Coordinator/Instructor

The 3D CAD Engineering Technology program at MCC prepares students to enter the engineering, architectural, and manufacturing fields. Students in the program use the latest 3D CAD software to design 2D and 3D drawings, models, and parts for industry. Students receive hands on experience with the latest versions of AutoCAD, and Inventor. Courses include a variety of projects in computer-aided design, mechanical design, architectural design, and computer aided manufacturing. At the completion of the program, students have the opportunity to take the Autodesk Certified User exams in the leading-edge software AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit. After graduation, students have the option to go to work or transfer to a university program to continue their education. Graduates from this program are employed in architectural, mechanical, and surveying fields as CAD and Engineering technicians.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each DDT course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;

Or

Score a 251 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or above on the ACCUPLACER NG Algebra Section;

Or

Earn a “C” or above in ENG 0124 - Intermediate English and Reading  and demonstrate competency for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra ;

Or

Complete 15 semester hours of college level coursework excluding developmental coursework with a ‘C’ average or above at an accredited college or university.

To be considered full-time, students in the 3D CAD Engineering Technology Program must be enrolled in 15 or more semester credit hours at MCC.

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Course of Study: Associate of Applied Science Degree


First Year


First Semester


Semester Hours 15

Semester Hours 15

Second Year


First Semester


Semester Hours 15

Second Semester


Semester Hours 15

Total Semester Hours 60


Course of Study: Technical and Career Certificate


First Year


First Semester


Semester Hours 9

Semester Hours 12

Second Year


First Semester


Semester Hours 9

Career Certificate Exit Point


Semester Hours 30

Semester Hours 12

Second Semester


Semester Hours 12

Technical Certificate Semester Hours 45


*Students who lack entry-level skills in math should take MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra  before taking College Algebra.

**Approved mathematics, science, or technology course. Electives must be approved by the program coordinator.

Instructor Approved Technical Electives


Instructor Approved Technical Electives include but are not limited to:

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