Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design (CAD)


Troy Foster

Course Description:

Students learn to use the computer as a design tool for an industrial, architectural, or electronic design career. They train on the most up-to-date equipment using AutoCAD in a setting that simulates industry. This comprehensive program utilizes CAD’s powerful design tools and visual enhancements to assist product development. Students learn to use this important processing tool to plan, prepare, and interpret mechanical, architectural, structural, and topographical drawings.  Students will even use stereolithography to build perfect working models of their work, in ABS plastic, on our 3D printer.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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CAD Website

Student Quotes:

"I liked the in-depth work and the creativity involved in this class."
- CAD Student

"In this class we were given more one-on-one instruction and received as much help as we needed."
- CAD Student

"I liked that this class challenged me in ways that my high school CAD class did not."
- CAD Student

Special Features of the Program:

Field trips–familiarization with different CAD systems that are used in industry.

Excellent preparation for advanced degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Community and industry projects–"real world" experience.

Work-based learning opportunities.

Articulated college credit is available from Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, and Muskegon Community College.

Direct college credit available through Muskegon Community College.

View a list of program advisors:

CAD Advisory Committee