Computer Aided Design (CAD), Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley

The Computer Aided Design Program prepares a CAD operator to interpret data from multiple sources, apply traditional drafting skills, utilize operating system software, and follow industrial practices and company procedures related to CAD work. Graduates will be able to efficiently perform all tasks related to producing final drawings and CAD models.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

EGR 100Engineering Drawing3
Select one of the following:3
Technical Computer Applications
Principles of Engineering
Engineering Computer Applications and Design
CAD Sequence
Select at least one course in each of the following areas for a total of at least 9 credit hours:9
2-D CAD
3-D CAD
CAD Applications
Technical Elective
Select course(s) from Engineering and Technology department (prefixes: BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, ME, QC).3
Total Credit Hours18

CAD Sequence

2-D CAD

EGR 104Electronic Drafting2
EGR 133Introduction to AutoCAD I2
EGR 141Introduction to AutoCAD II2
EGR 258CAD Portfolio Preparation & Review1

3-D CAD

EGR 147Introduction to Engineering Design3
EGR 145Computer Solids Modeling2
ME 230Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design4
EGR 148Solid Modeling with Unigraphics2
EGR 256Solid Modeling with CATIA2

CAD Applications

ME 230Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design4
GE 122Engineering Design and Development3

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First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EGR 100 Engineering Drawing3EGR 050, previous drafting work or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications
or Principles of Engineering
or Engineering Computer Applications and Design
3Reading Proficiency.
Technical Elective from Engineering and Technology Department3 Choose from prefixes BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, ME, QC
Credit Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Select one or more:3 Select one or more 2-D CAD courses to meet required credit hours for the program
Introduction to AutoCAD IEGR 050 and Reading Proficiency.
Electronic DraftingReading Proficiency.
Introduction to AutoCAD IIEGR 133 and Reading Proficiency.
CAD Portfolio Preparation & ReviewReading Proficiency.
Select one or more:3 Select one or more 3-D CAD courses to meet required credit hours for the program
Introduction to Engineering Design
Computer Solids ModelingReading Proficiency.
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for DesignDepartment approval and Reading Proficiency.
Solid Modeling with UnigraphicsReading Proficiency.
Solid Modeling with CATIAReading Proficiency.
Select One:3 Select one CAD application / Apply for graduation and submit portfolio
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for DesignDepartment approval and Reading Proficiency.
Engineering Design and DevelopmentGE 121 and EGR 147 or ME 121; or ME 151 and EGR 100.
Credit Hours9
Total Credit Hours18

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned an MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.