Become a more valuable employee by learning to keep a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) department running smoothly, quickly and efficiently. This program will add advanced skills to your Mechanical Design associate degree. You’ll learn to customize and program CAD software and gain skills in networking, data and document management, hardware and software budgeting.
Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class.
Will introduce the student to the various objects that can be customized within AutoCAD's graphical user interface. AutoCAD's macro language and DIESEL language will be applied to the ribbon, toolbars, tool palettes and other interface objects. Other customizable objects will also be covered. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with AutoCAD and will use the latest release of the software, however, backward compatibility will be discussed.
Intro to Visual LISP Programming
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class.
Teaches the non-programmer how to program AutoCAD to automate common and not so common tasks. Information can be gathered and used over and over again. Terminology, storage functions, logic, looping and branching functions are all covered. You will be amazed at the power you can build into your programs! The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with AutoCAD and will use the latest release of the software, however, backward compatibility will be discussed.