Computer Aided Design (CAD)

In Intro to Design, students are taught the basics of CAD in order to graphically communicate their concepts in a standardized, fully-defined manner.  Our standard offering through our Skills Labs is 5-6 classes of  SolidWorks by Dassault Systems.  We offer students an opportunity for Associate’s Certification at the end of the semester.

Students seeking more in-depth CAD instruction or alternate CAD tools may elect to take 1-credit hour EDNS156 (AutoCAD) or EDNS157 (SolidWorks) in lieu of this Skills Lab module.

Students may pursue other CAD tools in two second year Practice of Design courses: EDNS262 AutoCAD and EDNS261 GIS.