3D CAD Engineering Technology

Find Your Wings

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 oAutoCAD, Inventor anRevitit.

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 are prepared for thAutodesk Certified User exams in the leading edge softwarAutoCAD and Inventor. After graduation, students have the option to go to work or transfer to a university program to continue their education. Graduates from the 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) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 251 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or higher on the Accuplacer NG Algebra Section 
  • Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124) and demonstrate competency for Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1233);
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above from an accredited college or university and demonstrate competency for Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1233).  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.

 

Students in the 3D CAD Engineering Technology Program must attend MCC full time (15 or more semester credit hours).

 
FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1163 Engineering Graphics 3
    Technical Elective 3
DDT 1313 Computer Aided Design I 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
MAT 1313 College Algebra 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1173 Mechanical Design I 3
DDT 1323 Computer Aided Design II 3
  *Approved Technical/Restrictive Elective or CSC 1123 3
DDT 1213 Construction Standards & Materials 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
  Semester Hours 15
 SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1613 Architectural Design I 3
DDT 1413 Elementary Surveying 3
DDT 2373 3D Modeling 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
 SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 2213 Structural Detailing I 3
DDT 2153 Civil Planning and Design 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 60
Approved Technical Electives
DDT 1183 Technical Math
DDT 2243 Cost Estimating
 DDT 2383 Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
 DDT 2823 Revit Architectural 3D Modeling
DDT 2813 Inventor 3D Model and Animation
DDT 2913 Special Projects

 *An approved Technical/Restrictive elective which includes math, science, or technology courses.  (CSC 1123 Microcomputer Application)  

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1163 Engineering Graphics 3
  Technical Elective 3
DDT 1313 Computer Aided Design I 3
  Semester Hours 9
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1173 Mechanical Design I 3
DDT 1323 Computer Aided Design II 3
  *Approved Technical/Restrictive Elective or CSC 1123 3
DDT 1213 Construction Standards &  Materials 3
  Semester Hours 12
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
DDT 1613 Architectural Design I 3
DDT 1413 Elementary Surveying 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester Hours 9
Career Certificate Exit Point  
Total Semester hours 30
DDT 2373 3D Modeling 3
  Semester Hours 12
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description
Hours
DDT 2213 Structural Detailing I 3
DDT 2153 Civil Planning and Design 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester Hours 12
Total Semester Hours 45
Technical Certificate Exit  
Approved Technical Electives
DDT 1183 Technical Math
DDT 2383 Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
DDT 2823 Revit Architectural 3D Modeling
DDT 2243 Cost Estimating
DDT 2913 Special Projects
DDT 2813 Inventor 3D Model and Animation

*An approved Technical/Restrictive elective which includes math, science, or technology courses.  (CSC 1123 Microcomputer Application)  

  • CAD Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • 3D CAD Modeler
  • Mechanical Design Technician
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Elementary Surveying
  • Architectural Design
  • $33,530MDES Labor Market Occupational Wages) 
  • 100% pass rate oAutodesk Certified Users certification exams (2018)
  • 100% placement of students in the workforce (2018)

 

For more informationFor more information:
Stuart Brown, coordinator
sbrown@meridiancc.edu
601.484.8768
For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor
dnettle1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3404