CAD design mechanical specialists are the critical link between innovation and product development. In this program you’ll use computers and creativity to design scale or full-size blueprints of a variety of specialty items, such as furniture and automobile body or chassis components. Specialists in this field create detailed designs for a variety of mechanical equipment. To do this, you’ll learn how to review and analyze specifications, sketches, engineering drawings, ideas and related design data to determine factors affecting component designs. Your work in this field can help engineers detect changes or potential flaws in designs prior to developing prototypes.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting & Design
Drawing & Document Management
Principles of CAD Design
Engineering Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Advanced Presentation Graphics Animation
Manufacturing Computer Aided Drafting & Design
CAD Mechanical Level I
CAD Mechanical Level II
CAD Mechanical Level III
CAD Mechanical Level IV
CAD Mechanical Level V
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).