Certificate of Completion in Mechanical Drafting

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Mechanical Drafting program prepares students to work in the mechanical drafting field. The program emphasizes current technological trends in the industry and is designed both for those planning to enter a career in the field as well as for those already working in the field who want to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Mechanical Drafting (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5600
Total Credits Required
35-38
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Prepare drawings using drafting instrument/equipment such as drafting machine, triangles, scales (English and Metric), templates, bow compass, lettering guide and mechanical pencils.
  2. Prepare drawings consisting of geometric construction, orthographic projection (multiviews), and auxiliary/sectional views.
  3. Apply Gothic lettering, dimensions (English and Metric), tolerances, and allowances to machine detail and assembly drawings.
  4. Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing practices.
  5. Set up and operate CAD system to generate drawings.
  6. Set up and operate CAD system to generate three-dimensional drawings.
  7. Create physical 3D models using 3D printing techniques.
  8. Explain the theory of the processes of machining, forming, casting, joining (assembly), and conditioning as they relate to the conversion of materials to finished products.
  9. Apply match skills in solving drafting related problems.
  10. Graphically model manufacturing simulations.
  11. Identify the sources of waste in a manufacturing enterprise and recommend solutions to reduce or eliminate waste.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD Critical course CS 3
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting Critical course Gateway course 3
MPT150 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I OR Permission of Program Director 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MPT120MP Introduction to Manual Machining 4
DFT111 Intermediate Drafting 3
DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD 3
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT112 Advanced Drafting 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 4
GTC216 Properties of Materials 3
DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD Critical course CS 3
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT111 Intermediate Drafting 3
MPT120MP Introduction to Manual Machining 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I OR Permission of Program Director 0–3
MPT150 Introduction to SolidWorks 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD 3
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 4

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT112 Advanced Drafting 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials 3

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Mechanical Drafting (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=151042).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Mechanical Drafting program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019